If you lost a loved one due to negligence, you deserve justice and compensation for their passing. Getting a lawyer familiar with wrongful death cases in Lubbock could allow you to spend time with your loved ones and grieve.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can take on your case and secure coverage for your damages.
You do Not Need to Be Rich to Hire a Lawyer
We help people of all financial backgrounds at our firm. More importantly, you do not need to pay us before we start working on your case. Some lawyers require upfront payments or hourly fees.
We only take our fees from a predetermined percentage of your financial award after we win your case. If we do not win for you, we do not charge you our attorney’s fees.
The Forms of Compensation Available to You Via a Wrongful Death Case
Losing a loved one can be very difficult, especially if their death was caused by the negligence of another party.
You could recover damages to pay for:
- The pain of losing your loved one
- Your family member’s end-of-life medical bills
- The loss of your loved one’s income
- Any loss of your own income, if you had to take time off work to care for the decedent before they passed
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium or parental guidance
There might be other elements of your case that could qualify you for a settlement or court award. Your lawyer can explain the types of damages that you may be eligible to recover.
What Your Lawyer Will Do for You and Your Family
Personal injury law is what we do. We know Texas law inside and out. We advise against handling a case on your own. You could miss out on opportunities for compensation or get overwhelmed by the often complicated process.
Your wrongful death lawyer from the Loncar Lyon Jenkins team in Lubbock can:
- Speak to all involved parties in your case
- Negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement
- Stand with you in court before a judge and/or jury
- Valuate your losses
- Draw up a demand letter and send it to the insurer, listing all of your damages
- Investigate your loved one’s death to determine liability and fault
- Explain your options and rights
- Keep you up-to-date about any developments in your case
The American Bar Association (ABA) states that most cases do not even make it to court. We will do our best to secure you a fair settlement from the insurance company so as not to draw out your case unnecessarily.
Who Could be Liable for the Losses Caused by Your Loved One’s Passing?
We will prompt an investigation into how your family member was hurt. This way, we can find out who to pursue for your damages. Depending on the circumstances of your family member’s passing, you could recover compensation from the following parties:
- A medical professional who did not properly treat your loved one
- A property owner who did not inform your loved one of a hazard (or did not properly inspect their property for hazards)
- A company that did not hire appropriate security at a location they knew had the potential to be dangerous for residents or visitors
How to Protect Your Right to Compensation
Wrongful death cases have a lot of moving parts that you might not be aware of. Below are some important things to think about when fighting for justice:
Insurers will Try to Undervalue or Unfairly Deny Your Claim
Insurers are not always looking out for you. They are often encouraged to pay out claims at low amounts that do not cover claimants’ losses. They will also have adjusters reach out to claimants after they file in an effort to catch these individuals off-guard. Do not let this happen to you.
Your lawyer can take over calls from the insurer as soon as you hire them. We want to make sure that you know what all of your losses are worth before saying “yes” to a settlement offer. We can evaluate how your loved one’s passing has affected your life and determine the value of your losses.
The Adjusters Can Take Your Words Out of Context
The insurance adjuster might call you shortly after your loved one’s passing and ask you “loaded” questions. If they catch you admitting that you think your loved one might have been at fault for their injuries, they could argue that you do not deserve compensation.
Additionally, you should refrain from posting on social media about the situation. If you post anything that could make your loved one responsible for their passing, this information could be used to contest your case.
Retaining a Lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins
When you call in the Strong Arm to represent your interests, you end up having a team on your side that only handles personal injury cases. We are not a firm that dabbles in many practice areas. We know what we are about.
You might have a limited time to take action under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. For that reason, we encourage you to start the legal process as soon as you can.
Reach Out to Our Firm Today
We have helped thousands of Texans secure financial compensation after being wronged by negligence. Let us support you in this difficult time. Call (800) 777-7777 today to discuss how one of our wrongful death lawyers serving Lubbock could help your family.