04/09/2012 // Odessa, TX 79761, TX, USA // Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy // Modesto E. Rosales
The injury attorneys at the Midland/Odessa personal injury law firm, Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C., devote 100% of their business to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims.
In Texas, a wrongful death cause of action is a claim that can be brought in a lawsuit by a spouse, child, or parent (called beneficiaries) of a person who was killed due to the negligence of another person or entity. After successfully pursuing a wrongful death cause of action, the beneficiaries will be compensated by the negligent party. The beneficiaries may recover money to compensate them for: pecuniary loss, loss of companionship and society, mental anguish, loss of inheritance, and exemplary damages (to punish the negligent actor). A wrongful death cause of action accrues on the deceased person’s date of death and is subject to a two-year statute of limitations.
Some Texans may confuse a wrongful death cause of action with a “survival” cause of action. In a survival cause of action, a deceased person’s legal representative of the estate or an heir can bring a claim to recover, on behalf of the deceased person, for injuries and emotional distress caused by the negligent party to the deceased person prior to the their death.
If one of your loved ones has been killed due to the negligence of another person or entity, please contact the Odessa Midland wrongful death lawyers at Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. at (432) 362-0399 or MRosales@fadduollaw.com. These Odessa Personal Injury attorneys may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
Modesto E. Rosales
Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C.
406 N. Grant St.
Odessa, TX 79761
Address: 406 N. Grant St. Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 362-0399
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