If your family lost someone due to an accident in Garland, the Loncar Lyon Jenkins team can pursue a payout on your behalf. It might be possible to hold the responsible party liable for the financial and emotional damages your family experienced.
You can speak with our team to learn how a wrongful death lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help with your case. We offer free consultations to explain your rights and what to do next.
Available Compensation to Surviving Family Members After a Wrongful Death
The wrongful death lawyers from Loncar Lyon Jenkins help our clients prove their recoverable losses and seek compensation for them. Doing so may be possible through a negotiated settlement or civil suit against the liable party.
Some common damages we pursue for our clients in wrongful death cases include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of future income earned by the deceased
- Loss of household services previously performed by the deceased
- Intangible losses based on the relationship to the deceased, such as loss of companionship and loss of advice and support
- Emotional distress suffered by surviving family members
Pursuing Additional Compensation for the Estate
When a person dies in an accident, their family can recover their losses through a wrongful death action, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages to the date of death
- The decedent’s pain and suffering before their death
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Garland, call 800-777-7777
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Advocate on Behalf of Families Who Lost Loved Ones
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we generally help injured parties that were hurt because of someone else’s bad behavior. However, we also work with families who lost someone due to their injuries in these same types of incidents.
For decades, our team has worked based on contingency. We never ask our clients to pay us any upfront fees. We believe your family should keep as much money in your pockets as you can during this challenging time. We get paid from the settlement we secure for your family or the award you receive at trial.
Texas Law Allows Us to Pursue Compensation for Our Clients
The Texas wrongful death code, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002, allows us to pursue compensation for our clients who lost family members to negligence accidents. We do this by investigating the incident and preparing each case for trial.
This investigation includes:
- Identifying and gathering evidence to support the case
- Working with experts when necessary
- Managing all communication related to the case
- Ensuring we meet all applicable deadlines
- Providing counsel throughout the process
- Representing our client’s best interests to the insurer and in court
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Who Can File a Garland Wrongful Death Case
The wrongful death code outlines who can take action in this type of case. First, you must have lost someone because of someone else’s negligence. If your family member could have pursued an injury claim had they not passed away, you likely qualify.
We will need to prove:
- The at-fault party had to take specific action to prevent harm to others.
- They failed to take this action.
- Their failure caused your loved one’s injuries and death.
- You endured emotional and financial losses because of this incident.
In addition, the law limits who can file a wrongful death case in Texas based on their relationship with the deceased. Those who are eligible may include:
- A surviving spouse
- Adult or minor children
- Surviving parents
When we review the details of your case during your free initial consultation, we can determine if you qualify to represent the family of the deceased in a wrongful death case. Most immediate family members will be able to recover compensation in a successful case.
Types of Injury Incidents That May Support a Wrongful Death Case
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can help our clients navigate many types of injury cases. We only need to prove that the at-fault party acted carelessly or recklessly and was responsible for the accident and the victim’s injuries.
We can develop a wrongful death case based on any of these incidents, as well:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- DWI accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Fall injuries
- Pool accidents
- Other premises liability injuries
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bite incidents
- Construction accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain injuries
There may be other negligence accidents that also support a wrongful death case. Our team is available for a free case assessment today. You can learn if you qualify to take legal action during this consultation.
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Deadlines Apply to Wrongful Death Claims
In most wrongful death cases, there is a two-year deadline from the date of your loved one’s death per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. This deadline determines how quickly you need to act to ensure you protect the right to sue the at-fault party in civil court.
Exceptions and additional deadlines may be possible, so you cannot count on having a full two years to take legal action. Reaching out to our team as soon as you can following your loved one’s death can help ensure you are aware of the applicable timeline.
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Connect with Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today During Your Free Consultation
You can call in the Strong Arm to fight for you and your family today. The Loncar Lyon Jenkins wrongful death team provides complimentary case reviews and consultations for families who lost someone in a Garland accident.
You can reach us now by dialing (800) 777-7777. Learn more about your right to pursue justice by discussing your case with our team for free.