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Helping Families Get Answers & Seek Justice After the Loss of a Loved One

Lubbock Wrongful Death Attorneys

Billions Won for the Injured & Wronged

Losing a loved one is one of worst experiences a family could endure. When the death was caused by negligence, the pain might be worse knowing that their loved one's death could have been prevented. In the midst of this, families often suffer other hardships, like the loss of household income, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and emotional trauma.

When someone is killed by the negligence of another, the victim's family deserves answers. The Lubbock wrongful death lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fight for grieving families to get everything they need to move forward, including money to pay for basic needs, pay medical bills, and provide for the future. Our firm also holds negligent companies accountable, giving families the satisfaction of knowing what happened to them won't happen to anyone else. We've secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, including hundreds of results worth $1 million or more and dozens worth $10 million or more. We've helped thousands of families get back on their feet, so call us soon to learn your options.

Call the Lubbock wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. An experienced member of our legal team is ready to listen to your story and advise you on the next steps.

Wrongful Death Defined

A wrongful death occurs when a company or person exercises negligence that leads to the untimely death of another person. When someone is killed unexpectedly, they often leave people who depended on them for companionship, emotional support, and financial stability. Those suffering from the unexpected loss of a family member are entitled to compensation in certain instances.

Even if the at-fault person is already facing criminal charges, they may also face a civil suit from those their actions harmed. Wrongful death claims resemble personal injury claims. Just as with personal injury claims, wrongful death claims seek damages from neglect. However, these claims are filed by family members on behalf of the decedent.

The Rules & Definition of Wrongful Death Claims

Texas law specifically defines a wrongful death as caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” that causes the death of another.

Texas law requires that claims are filed within two years of the day that the wrongful death occurred. Those seeking to file a wrongful death claim must be related to the person who was killed. These family members include spouses, children, parent, and grandparents of the deceased. In some instances, if no family members file a claim, the person in charge of the decedent’s estate may pursue a wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Damages in Lubbock, TX

Texas allows family members of the deceased to seek various damages for their loss.

These damages include the following:

  • Medical costs incurred by the decedent's fatal injuries prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages that the individual would have made if still alive
  • Lost benefits the individual would have received if still alive
  • Services that the individual would have provided
  • Emotional suffering of family members
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before their passing

Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful deaths may occur from criminal acts as well as accidents caused by negligence. Claimants must prove that the death was caused by the defendant and that the defendant exercised some sort of disregard for the life of their loved one. Once you prove that the actions of the defendant led to your loved one's death, the jury award you punitive damages to compel the company to change its policies.

Common causes of a wrongful death include:

Wrongful Death FAQ

Who can file a wrongful death suit in Lubbock?

According to § 71.004 of Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, wrongful death lawsuits are filed "for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased." Any of those parties may come forward and file a lawsuit against the individual or company that caused their loss. If no family members come forward within three months, however, the executor or administrator of the deceased's estate may come forward with a wrongful death lawsuit.

Is it hard to prove wrongful death?

It can be extremely difficult to prove a wrongful death, mainly because the at-fault party and their insurance company may try to do everything in their power to deny responsibility. As Lubbock wrongful death attorneys, we have seen employers claim they did nothing wrong when their desire to cut corners put dozens of workers' lives at risk. We've seen multi-billion dollar corporations try to hide behind antiquated laws designed to protect shipping companies in the 1800s.

Arnold & Itkin has the resources and determination to take on any opponent. Our wrongful death attorneys believe in helping families find answers and see justice served, and we stop at nothing to see this happen. No matter what.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit worth?

No two wrongful death cases are the same. The value of your case will depend on the financial losses and trauma you've endured, such as medical expenses, loss of support, and pain and suffering. While we know it's impossible to put a price on the loss of a family member, we also believe in setting things right by holding at-fault parties accountable and helping surviving family members recover the compensation they need to face stable futures. We are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome and highest settlement or award in every case.

Contact the Lubbock Wrongful Death Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin

Arnold & Itkin is a law firm founded on a simple truth: people who are harmed by negligence deserve compensation for their pain. We have won billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients and are proud to provide the recovery that people need during the most difficult time in their lives. By calling one of our attorneys for a free consultation, we can discuss what happened to you, what your legal and financial options are, and what we can do to help.

There's no risk to calling us—we cover the costs of litigation for our clients upfront, helping them afford their basic needs while we investigate the death of their loved one. We take no fee unless our clients get financial relief, so there's zero cost to filing a wrongful death claim. Speak with us soon to learn more!

Contact the Lubbock wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation on your case.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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