If you lost your loved one due to a car accident or another personal injury in Beaumont, you could file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation from a liable party. Our lawyers can help investigate your case, calculate your damages, and protect your rights.
You deserve to your loved one in peace, and you have the right to legal representation when pursuing damages. We can handle your case from start to finish, and we do not collect payment unless we win a settlement or court-awarded offer on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Damages You May Be Able to Claim
When someone else’s negligence leads to a loved one’s death, you can seek certain damages to cover the expenses related to the accident and your loved one’s untimely demise.
Your Loved One’s Medical Expenses
Before your loved one’s passing, they may have accrued medical expenses related to their fatal injuries. Damages you can seek may cover emergency room visits, ambulatory care, surgeries, and more. A lawyer with our firm can help you add up these expenses and make sure your settlement offer reflects them.
Your Loved One’s Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering refers to the physical and emotional turmoil a victim experienced after an accident. If your loved one succumbed to their injuries, they likely suffered while fighting for their life. This form of compensation is non-economic, and our lawyers know how to assign a dollar value to this innumerable loss.
Burial and Funeral Expenses
Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard enough without the exorbitant costs of organizing their funeral and burial. Damages may cover the cost of their casket or cremation, the funeral home expenses, and their tombstone. Other losses may also apply in your case.
Loss of Consortium
When you lose a loved one, your family members suffer in their absence. Going forward, they will have to live without the emotional support and companionship their relationship once provided. Their loved one may have also contributed to upholding the household by performing chores or other services.
Loss of consortium refers to a non-economic loss, and our lawyers can help you assess its worth in your case.
Loss of Inheritance
If your loved one worked and financially supported the family, they would likely have continued to do so throughout their life in efforts to leave an inheritance for their loved ones. Loss of inheritance would compensate you for your loss of this.
Our lawyers can calculate the decedent’s income and expenditures to arrive at an estimate of what they would have left behind if they had not died in their accident.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Beaumont, call 800-777-7777
Who has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit?
Usually, a family member will file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. However, this does not necessarily mean you will specifically receive the compensation that may result. Damages will go to the representative of the deceased, which is usually identified in a person’s will.
If there is no will, the court can assign a representative, usually a spouse or child. We can help you determine who has the right to compensation in your case.
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How Your Beaumont Lawyer Can Help You Seek Wrongful Death Damages
Aside from calculating your losses, our firm can provide you with other services to help you recover fair compensation.
- Investigate your loved one’s death to assign liability to the responsible parties
- Collect evidence to support your claim
- File an insurance claim with the liable party’s provider
- Negotiate for fair compensation
- Prevent you from accepting an unfair settlement offer
- Handle all the paperwork associated with your claim
- Communicate with the insurer
- File a wrongful death lawsuit
- Represent you in a trial
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We Work on Contingency
To help our clients begin their case as soon as possible, we operate on a contingency-fee basis. This payment structure means that you owe us no upfront attorney’s fees for us to start working on your case. Additionally, we only take our payment if we are able to secure a settlement or court-awarded offer for you.
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We Offer Free Consultations
Another benefit of working with us is that we offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you determine your legal rights. During a consultation, We can discuss your loved one’s accident during a consultation and figure out what your case may be worth. We can answer your questions and explain your legal options.
You Have a Limited Time to Act
If we cannot reach a fair settlement when negotiating with an insurer, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek your due. To do this, we must file it within two years of your loved one’s passing, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
If you wait too long to take legal action, you can lose your right to seek compensation from the liable party in court. We understand losing a loved one is difficult, but a financial recovery may help in their absence. Do not delay your case by waiting too long to start the legal process.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Handle Your Case
Regardless of how your loved one died, if someone else’s negligence played a role, you may qualify for compensation. You do not have to struggle to represent yourself while you are grieving. Your lawyer familiar with Beaumont can handle your insurance claim or file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek fair compensation.
No amount of compensation will replace your loved one, but you deserve to recover from the losses you experience in their absence. Give Loncar Lyon Jenkins a call at (800) 777-7777.