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:
- 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
- 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.