Odessa Wrongful Death Attorney
Justice for Families of Loved Ones Who Died from Negligence
Losing a loved one is devastating no matter the circumstances, but the pain can be compounded when the death could have been prevented if not for the actions of a negligent person. The grief you may feel right now can’t be measured, but it may certainly be felt when it comes to the financial burden that the loss can bring in the form of funeral costs, loss of income, and other economic hardships. During this challenging period, it’s important to know that you do have options and can hold the at-fault party accountable for the damage they’ve inflicted. Contacting an Odessa wrongful death attorney is a good place to start.
At Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC, we offer compassionate and aggressive representation for families who have lost a family member as a result of the recklessness or negligence of another party. The loss you have suffered calls for justice, and by retaining us as your representative, we will relentlessly pursue it.
When you hire us, you can rest assured that we:
- Have extensive experience with wrongful death lawsuits
- Successfully have settled millions for our clients
- Will be sensitive to your needs and do our best to make the process as smooth as can be
- Understand the state and federal laws regarding such cases
- Will negotiate with at-fault parties for compensation
- Are not afraid to take things to trial if the responsible party does not offer a fair settlement
Dial (432) 500-5555 or contact us online to speak to one of our dedicated Odessa wrongful death attorneys today. Hablamos español.
Wrongful Death Law in Texas
In Texas, a wrongful death occurs when an injury causes a person’s death or a fetus’s failure to be born alive, an injury is caused by another person’s or entity’s “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default”, or the injured person would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim had they survived or the fetus was born alive.
Some of the most common scenarios for wrongful death to occur include:
- Auto accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Dog attacks
- Semi-truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Criminal acts
There can be many incidents and events that can qualify as a wrongful death but you cannot know for sure until you discuss your case with a qualified legal representative who can review your case and make the determination.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Texas
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of the person's death. The surviving spouse, children, and/or parents of the deceased individual are typically required to file the lawsuit within this timeframe. It's important to note that the statute of limitations may vary based on specific circumstances, so consulting with a legal professional is recommended for accurate information regarding a particular case.
When filing and successfully winning a wrongful death case, the deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or parents are awarded damages for the losses that they sustained from the death.
These can include:
- Medical bills and funeral costs
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Lost benefits such as pension or retirement benefits
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of support and companionship
- Punitive damages, awarded when the death was the result of a “willful act, omission, or gross negligence”
We understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but through compensatory damages, you can gain some assistance to offset the heavy financial burden which can often come when a family member passes away.
How A Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You
Following the unexpected passing of a loved one, your emotions are raw and the last thing you may want to think about is the legal process, but it is essential if you want to seek justice. Filing a wrongful death claim may seem like it is cut and dry, but there are obstacles and challenges that can make being awarded damages not a sure thing. By hiring a lawyer experienced with wrongful death cases, you can get the guidance you need to navigate through tricky and complicated waters.
We can assist your wrongful death case by:
- Helping you to understand the process
- Assessing your claim and evaluating how much your claim could be worth
- Providing you with compassionate support during your time of grieving
- Communicating and negotiating with at-fault parties on your behalf
- Gathering and preserving evidence to help your case and prove negligence
- Fighting for compensation in court
Hire a Compassionate Attorney Who Cares About Their Clients
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, the grief and anger you are feeling cannot be measured. The Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC wants you to know that we understand and can empathize with you and will be your rock when it comes to holding the necessary parties responsible. During such an emotionally charged time, we will provide you with level-headed and logical representation and help you make the right decisions during the process so your claim moves through the legal process smoothly.
We care about every one of our clients, especially those who have suffered significant losses, and will use your pain and anguish as fuel to make us fight hard to help you recover the compensation you deserve. At a time when you should focus on healing and moving forward in your new reality, we can assist by handling all the necessary paperwork and administrative tasks. Let us help you and your family find closure, and justice, and recover with dignity by pursuing the biggest possible settlement.
Get in touch with us online or call (432) 500-5555 to discuss your case with one of our Odessa wrongful death attorneys.
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Hector Pena is the lawyer you want on your side. The plea agreement was I pleaded guilty to one charge and got 4 others dismissed. Thanks Hector for your help in my cases.- James E.
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