100% Free Consultation (888) 493-1629

Wrongful Death Lawyers

Nothing can undo the loss you've Suffered, but we are here to demand answers

Midland-Odessa Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our Midland-Odessa Wrongful Death Lawyers Have Won Billions for the Injured & Bereaved

When a loved one is killed by the negligent behavior of another person, family members are forced to contend with grief, financial instability, and uncertainty about the future all at once. No one should experience the wrongful death of a family member; the companies or people at fault for your loved one's death need to be held accountable to ensure your family is taken care of, while making sure what happened to you never happens to anyone else.

The Midland-Odessa wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP represent grieving spouses, children, and parents against negligent companies and individuals. We've recovered billions of dollars in lost wages, medical costs, and other damages for our clients, helping them grieve without fear of the future. If you want someone to answer for your loved one's death, we can help. No matter what.

Contact our Midland-Odessa wrongful death attorneys at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death in Midland-Odessa

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed by the negligence of another person or entity. Wrongful death claims are handled similarly to personal injury cases, except they are brought by the relatives and dependents of the deceased person. Damages sought in wrongful death claims often include lost wages that would otherwise have been earned by the deceased person, medical costs if the person required treatment before their death, and some measure of compensation for grief (e.g. loss of companionship, loss of consortium). In many cases, wrongful death can also result in punitive damages or damages for emotional distress.

Texas law dictates that a wrongful death must be caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of a person or entity. If a person needs to file a wrongful death claim, they must do so within two years of the victim’s death.

Not everyone can file a claim. Only close relatives can file a wrongful death claim, such as:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • The person in charge of the decedent’s estate

Wrongful Death FAQs

What Can Be Claimed in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Since wrongful deaths are treated similarly to personal injury cases, economic losses are a part of the claim. However, family members may also claim emotional distress during a wrongful death claim, as well as punitive damages in order to incentivize the at-fault party to change their ways.

Damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death case include the following:

  • Medical costs related to the cause of their 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

What Are the Causes of a Wrongful Death?

Midland-Odessa has a booming oil economy. Each day, workers are placed at risk from toxic substances and dangerous machinery. Workers often die in the oilfield because their employers or other people act negligently, either by failing to provide maintenance or training or through unsafe practices. However, wrongful death isn't limited to dangerous occupations; people can die from negligence in nearly any context.

Other causes of wrongful deaths include:

  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Murder
  • Premises liability
  • Defective drugs
  • Defective products

Contact Our Midland-Odessa Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

If you are struggling emotionally and financially after losing your loved one, contact our wrongful death attorneys to find out how we can fight for your compensation. Our attorneys have won billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients during some of the most difficult times of their lives. Arnold & Itkin has a history of getting results against some of the largest, most well-prepared companies in the world. Our clients do not pay unless we win their case, so there's no risk or upfront cost to hiring us.

Contact Arnold & Itkin’s Midland-Odessa wrongful death attorneys to find out if you can file a wrongful death claim. Your consultation is free when you call (888) 493-1629.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $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.
See All Results
“Whatever I needed, they gave it to me, they made sure I had it. Just one call and they were there to do it.”
Desmond Pipeline Fire Victim

Secure Your Future & Request a 100% Free Consultation

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.