The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can throw your family into emotional and financial turmoil. If you recently lost someone you love because of another person’s actions, a lawyer near you may be able to help you prove the cause of your loved one’s death and the financial impact their death had on your family.
A wrongful death lawsuit may help you pay the funeral and burial expenses for your loved one. It can also potentially cover the emotional trauma of surviving family members and the financial gap the loss of a loved one can create. A successful lawsuit can also mean you recover the costs of replacing the services your loved one provided to your household and to loved ones who relied on them for financial support.
If someone you love lost their life because of the negligent actions of another person, you could be eligible for financial compensation. An El Paso wrongful death lawyer may be able to guide you through filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for the death of your loved one.
Define the Cause of Your Loved One’s Death
Recovering from the death of a loved one is always an emotional time for surviving family members. When your loved one’s death is the result of a sudden, unexpected, or traumatic event, the at-fault party could be legally responsible for the financial and emotional toll your loved one’s death took on your family.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002, you can pursue a wrongful death claim if you can prove your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s:
- Wrongful act
- Lack of skill
If your loved one’s death was the result of a physical assault, car accident, slip and fall accident, or medical malpractice, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for the role they played in your family member’s death. Do not hesitate to collect the compensation you and your family deserve.
Proving the Cause of Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
When someone you love is the victim in a wrongful death, it can be hard to set emotions aside and get to the bottom of the cause of their death. When an El Paso wrongful death lawyer from our team represents your claim, we fight hard to prove the cause of your loved one’s death. Some actions we might take include:
- Reading and reviewing police and incident reports
- Reading and reviewing medical records and bills
- Locating, identifying, and interviewing witnesses
- Conducting an independent investigation into the death
- Locating, identifying, and interviewing expert witnesses as needed
Whether your loved one’s death was caused by a car accident, a defective consumer product, or a medical error, our team is committed to helping families recover from the financial aftermath of a wrongful death.
After your wrongful death lawyer has determined the cause of your loved one’s passing, they must determine negligence. In a legal case, negligence is broken into four parts:
- Duty of care: Your legal team must establish that the at-fault party was in a position where they owed others a duty of care. This could mean that they were driving a vehicle at the time of an accident or manufacturing a product for consumer use.
- Breach of duty: At some point during the accident, the at-fault party must have breached this duty of care. Perhaps they were reckless or lacked the skills necessary to prevent an accident.
- Causation: Linking this breach of duty to the loss of your loved one is essential. If there’s no link, you can’t have a legal case.
- Damages: Finally, it must be apparent that this breach of duty caused the loss of your loved one. A loss of consortium is a legal term that refers to this type of damage.
With the help of a wrongful death lawyer, you won’t have to worry about establishing negligence on your own. Instead, you can focus on supporting your family during this difficult time.
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Why Choose a Wrongful Death Lawyer from Our Firm?
Our firm was founded in 1988. Since our founding, we’ve expanded to multiple offices, and now serve thousands of clients a year. We’re familiar with the legal codes relevant to the residents of El Paso.
We Prepare Every Case for Court
Court cases are popular in mainstream media. They frequently appear in TV shows, movies, and books. But, in reality, many legal cases are settled without going to court. These are called out-of-court settlements.
This fact doesn’t dissuade us from going the extra mile, though. Our wrongful death lawyers prepare every case they work on for court. If your settlement is inadequate, we could pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. We mean business.
Our firm is nothing without the support of our clients. Their personal experiences with Loncar Lyon Jenkins highlight the strengths of our team. Read about their experiences below:
“These guys do an amazing job and the wait was worth it, they are very considerate and caring. They are there to fight for you to make sure you get what you deserve.” – Kristie B.
“Wonderful, excellent. Stayed in very effective communication with me without having to haunt or chase him down… Kept me updated throughout the process and even helped with a small issue after the process was over! I definitely recommend. :)” – Andrea S.
Risk-Free Legal Support
Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. You may be concerned about our fees. You can put these concerns aside if you choose Loncar Lyon Jenkins, though. We offer a pricing plan that prioritizes accessibility:
- You won’t pay us anything up front in most cases.
- We work on contingency. You won’t have to pay us unless you receive compensation for your wrongful death case.
- Initial contact with our firm won’t cost you a cent.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death is a broad legal category. Most cases that involve an unfair death can be considered a wrongful death case. These accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Taxi cab accidents
- Manufacturer defect accidents
- Dog bites
- And more
Don’t fret if you don’t see your case type here. Our firm may still be able to help you with your wrongful death case.
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Build Your Compensation Claim Around the State’s Timeline
Filing a lawsuit for the wrongful death of someone you love is a time-sensitive issue. When you and other surviving family members are focused on mental and emotional recovery, the time you have to file your lawsuit is ticking away. If too much time passes, you can inadvertently relinquish your right to request compensation at all.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 governs personal injury and wrongful death claims all over the state. This law is the statute of limitations, and it generally allows you up to two years from the date of the accident to hold the at-fault party responsible for your loved one’s death.
If you are ready to assign fault and collect financial compensation, our team is ready to support you. We may be able to help ensure your claim is filed in time to comply with the state’s timeline and eliminate the risk of filing too late. We do that by allowing your family the time they need to grieve while we get started on your claim without delay. Avoid putting your right to financial compensation at risk by calling our team today.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim In El Paso
The tragic loss of a loved one can cause more than emotional damage—it can also take a financial toll on you and your family. If someone you love loses their life because of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may be able to recover financial expenses and losses such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Loss of income
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, if applicable
In addition to these expenses, you might also be eligible to recoup the cost of covering the familial and household contributions your loved one made to your family. Calculating the financial impact of losing your loved one can be complex.
Our client care team can help you determine the type and amount of your recoverable expenses. We work hard to make sure no expense is overlooked and that your compensation claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Seek Financial Compensation for Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
The untimely loss of a loved one can leave you stressed, frustrated, and angry. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we work hard to support families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions. If you need guidance and support preparing and filing a wrongful death lawsuit, do not hesitate to call our client care team.
Our El Paso wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery. Call our offices to reach the client intake team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.