If you lost a close loved one due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. A Dallas wrongful death lawyer from our firm can help you seek these damages.
While the loss of someone you loved is heartbreaking, and no amount of compensation can fill the void that results from their death, it can serve as a form of justice. Knowing that you may pursue compensation for your damages and possibly secure justice in the process can provide you some small comfort.
When you choose Loncar Lyon Jenkins to represent you, we provide our services on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. You can call us now for a free case evaluation.
Wrongful Death and Liability for Your Loss
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is your opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. We understand that the untimely death of your loved one is an emotionally difficult time and want to take as much legal responsibility off your plate as possible.
Whether you were with them when the accident occurred, when they died from their injuries in the hospital, or you received the news some other way, you deserve time to grieve in peace while we fight for financial recovery from the liable party.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
The law defines wrongful death as a death that results from another party’s negligent or malicious actions. As such, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit that allows family members to seek compensation for the untimely loss of their loved one.
One of the most common causes of wrongful death cases we see is car accidents. However, other types of accidents we help families seek wrongful death damages for include:
- Other traffic accidents: This can include truck and motorcycle collisions, as well as pedestrian and bicyclist accidents.
- Defective products or medications: Fatal injuries can occur when a defective product is consumed or used. For example, a defective medication could cause an overdose or allow an illness to progress.
- Medical malpractice: Examples of medical negligence that could be fatal include medication errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and misdiagnosis. Not providing appropriate follow-up care could also be a form of medical malpractice.
Construction accidents: Construction areas contain hazards that could be fatal without safety procedures in place. This includes falls or equipment malfunctions.
Types of Negligence Involving Car Accident Fatalities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately nine people die every day, and more than 1,000 people are injured in the United States due to distracted drivers. According to the CDC, there are three main types of distraction for motorists:
- Visual: Anything that may take your eyes off the road
- Manual: Anything that may take your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: Anything that takes your mind off driving
In addition to distracted driving, other types of dangerous behaviors behind the wheel can result in fatalities, including:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), more than 3,600 people lost their lives in car accidents on Texas roadways in 2018. If you lost a close loved one in a car accident that was no fault of their own, let a Dallas wrongful death lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins help you.
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How to Prove Negligence in a Wrongful Death Case
To prove another party is responsible for your loved one’s death, you will generally have to establish the four key elements of negligence. They include:
- Duty of care: A person is required to act towards others with care, attention, and caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances would use.
- Breach of duty: When someone breaches the standard level of care they owe to another person, they are in breach of duty. If the defendant knew their actions could cause an injury to someone else, they could be in breach of duty.
- Causation: There must be a connection between the breach of duty and the victim’s injuries.
- Damages: The victim and surviving family members must have sustained damages. In a wrongful death claim, damages may include final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the loss of their income.
If your loved one passed away as the result of someone else’s negligence, our attorneys can support your pursuit of compensation. We will help you gather the necessary evidence to prove the other party’s responsibility for paying these damages.
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How to Best Protect Your Peace During Your Time of Grief
Dealing with your grief is emotionally and often physically draining. When an insurance company representative contacts you to offer a settlement, you may feel tempted to accept it.
While your sudden loss may place you in a tight financial spot, it is imperative that you not settle for less compensation than you deserve. The offer may seem significant however it is most likely a low dollar amount aimed at saving the insurance company money.
It is generally impossible to keep track of your thoughts and control your emotions while planning services for your loved one. It is not the time to make such important decisions that can greatly influence your financial future.
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Types of Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Cases
Depending upon the details of your wrongful death case, you may be eligible for the following types of compensation for your loss:
- Final medical costs for your loved one
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
A wrongful death attorney can fight for these and other possible types of compensation by standing firm with insurance companies. You can protect your best interests by not accepting an unfair offer. When you contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a member of our team can represent you in negotiations for a fair settlement.
Insurance companies and opposing lawyers are aware of our method of preparing each case for trial. If we are unable to secure the compensation you deserve out of court, we are not afraid to proceed to court.
When you secure our services, we keep the lines of communication open and treat you with the utmost respect. You never have to wonder about the status of your case. We are on your side and will work hard to secure the best outcome possible for your loss.
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The Wrongful Death Lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins Will Advocate for You
When you hire our firm, we want to be the strong arm for you to lean on for support. We don’t play games and will do whatever it takes to help you get the compensation you deserve. We are aggressive and committed attorneys who will advocate for you throughout the entirety of your case.
You may be under a lot of financial stress after your loved one passes away, and we do not want to add to this burden, which is why we offer free consultations to all of our potential clients.
We also work on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay for our services unless there is a positive outcome in your case. Our firm takes a percentage of the compensation we secure for you.
In addition, if you are unable to visit one of our offices for a meeting, we will drive anywhere in the state of Texas to meet with you. You can reach us 24/7, 365 days per year.
Texas Law Limits Your Time to Pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Dallas
To take legal action for justice and compensation, you must act quickly. Time is of the essence due to the statute of limitations for filing your wrongful death lawsuit.
No matter what type of negligence caused your loved one’s death, there is almost always important evidence concerning your case. This type of evidence may include police reports, photos and/or video, and witness statements.
Our team must review this information as soon as possible. A wrongful death attorney from our firm can prepare and present your case for negotiations and, if necessary, for trial. Wrongful death is not just limited to car accidents.
If you lost a close loved one due to a construction accident, an oilfield accident, slip and fall injury, or another type of negligent accident, we are here to help you take action.
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No one wrongful death case is alike, and the outcome of your case depends upon a variety of factors. However, you have enough to deal with during this most devastating time. By entrusting us with your wrongful death lawsuit, you can better focus on your family and take time to grieve.
The unexpected costs associated with your loss should not be your burden to bear—the party responsible for the death of your loved one must face accountability for their actions.
Do not try to negotiate with insurance companies on your own. It is time to call the strong arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Let us handle aggressive insurance company representatives on your behalf. A Dallas wrongful death lawyer can remove the weight of civil litigation from your shoulders. Call us now for a free case evaluation.