If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be wondering how you can move forward with your life. Loncar Lyon Jenkins understands that dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. If you are interested in taking legal action to recover compensation, our team is prepared to help you.
Since 1988, our law firm has been helping people with their legal problems. While we serve over 7,000 people a year, we are committed to giving each of our clients the attention they deserve. You do not have to put off seeking legal representation any longer. A Plano wrongful death lawyer from our firm can determine the cause of your loved one’s passing, identify the negligent party, and carry out legal action on your behalf.
Only Certain Parties Can Initiate a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas
Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §71.004, only certain parties can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on behalf of a decedent. These parties could include the decedent’s surviving spouse, children, or parents.
If none of these parties bring legal action three months after their loved one’s death, then a personal representative of the decedent’s estate can initiate a claim. However, if the spouse, children, or parents do not want to take legal action, then the personal representative may be unable to do so.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Plano, call 800-777-7777
Wrongful Death Situations that You Can Include as Grounds for Your Claim
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is a Texas-based law firm with locations in El Paso, Dallas, Fort Worth, Beaumont, Lubbock, McAllen, Odessa, Tyler, and Wichita Falls. We handle a wide range of personal injury practice areas. In our experience, we have seen that many forms of negligent injuries can lead to a victim’s death.
You may have lost a loved one in one of the following scenarios:
A Motor Vehicle Accident
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDOT), 3,610 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents throughout the state in 2019. If you lost your loved one in this situation, we must demonstrate how another party (like a motorist) acted negligently.
A Slip and Fall Accident
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year after falling. Many of the people who are injured in slip and fall accidents are seniors. To recover compensation in this type of case, we will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about a hazard on the premises but did not address it.
A Construction Accident
The Department of Labor (DOL) reports that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous workforces. In 2019, one out of every five worker fatalities were in the construction industry. If you lost a loved one to a construction accident, our team can help determine who should be held responsible for your damages.
A Dog Bite
Some dog bites can be fatal. Our team can identify the dog’s owner and help you pursue compensation accordingly. If a stray dog bit your loved one, we may be able to hold a government municipality responsible.
An Oilfield Accident
If your loved one passed away due to an oilfield accident, our team can determine the cause of your loved one’s passing and pursue compensation from the liable party. The liable party in your case will rest on how your loved one passed away.
For instance, if a piece of machinery backfired, leading to their death, you could pursue compensation in the form of a product liability claim. However, if another employee’s negligence led to their passing, you could sue them.
We understand that you may have lost a loved one due to circumstances other than those listed here. A Plano wrongful death lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can work to resolve your wrongful death case.
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Compensable Losses in a Plano Wrongful Death Case
Following your loved one’s passing, you may know that you have a wrongful death case on your hands but may be unsure of what damages you can pursue. When you call Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free consultation, our team representative can explain what types of damages may be available to you.
You may be able to collect compensation for the following losses:
The Decedent’s End-of-Life Medical Expenses
Your loved one may have needed medical care prior to their passing. If so, our law firm can help you seek financial recovery for the following:
- Surgical procedures
- Life support
You could receive financial recovery for other medical-related expenses.
Funeral services can quickly become expensive. Our team believes that you should be able to put your loved one to rest without having to worry about the cost of their funeral service. We can include the cost of your loved one’s funeral, burial or cremation, and memorial in your claim.
Your loved one’s income may have helped your family maintain their lifestyle. If so, we can calculate the cost of their wages and help you recoup this loss.
Loss of Consortium
Depending on your relationship with the decedent, you could recover for loss of consortium. This damage is meant to compensate the decedent’s romantic partner for the loss of their affection and companionship.
Our team can examine your case as a whole and account for any losses that we can include in your wrongful death claim. We do not want to leave any expense unaccounted for at the conclusion of your case. You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to get started.
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Call in the Strong Arm Attorneys for Help with Your Wrongful Death Case
A Plano wrongful death lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can work to resolve your wrongful death case. Time may be a factor in your ability to pursue compensation. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, claimants typically have two years from the date of their loved one’s passing to pursue compensation.
The Strong Arm is ready to get to work on your case. Call today to get started.