04/16/2012 // Odessa, Texas // Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy // Odessa wrongful death attorney Modesto E. Rosales
Midland Texas Lawyer Discusses the Deadline for Filing a Wrongful Death Cause of Action
The Midland/Odessa personal injury law firm of Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. focuses on representing personal injury and wrongful death victims. Odessa personal injury lawyer Modesto Rosales explains what a wrongful death claim is and the deadline for filing a wrongful death cause of action:
A wrongful death cause of action is a claim brought by the beneficiaries (spouse, children, or parents) of a person who was killed due to the negligence of another person or entity. The beneficiaries maybe entitled to recover money to compensate them for their loved one’s death. For example, the beneficiaries may seek compensation for pecuniary loss, loss of companionship and society, mental anguish, loss of inheritance, and exemplary damages.
When a loved one dies, (because of a wrongful death), the grieving family members may not consider how the death affects their legal rights. The family, simply, may not be ready to deal the reality of the loss and may therefore forget or ignore their rights under the law. However, in Texas, with few exceptions, the beneficiaries must file a lawsuit to recover wrongful death damages within two years after the decedent’s date of death. After this time period elapses, the beneficiaries may lose their rights under the law. When a loved one dies as a result of the negligent conduct of another, a beneficiary or loved one should contact an attorney immediately. Cases often turn on the preservation of key evidence. The longer that evidence is left unpreserved the easier it is for it to become lost or destroyed.
If one of your loved ones has been killed due to the negligence of another person or entity, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. at (432) 362-0399 or Mrosales@fadduollaw.com right away. By calling quickly, you can help ensure that these Midland/Odessa wrongful death attorneys will have adequate time to investigate the death and to file a wrongful death claim before the two-year deadline passes.
Modesto E. Rosales
Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C.
406 N. Grant St.
Odessa, TX 79761
Address: 406 N. Grant St. Odessa, TX 79761
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