If you lost a loved one, you have the right to seek damages that can help your family maintain its financial well-being. Count on a wrongful death lawyer in San Antonio from Loncar Lyon Jenkins to help you get the settlement you deserve.
You generally have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file your wrongful death lawsuit, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. We can help you take action within the appropriate timeframe.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
When you are facing an uncertain financial future after losing a loved one, we do not want to add to your burden. We do not charge you anything until your case is over. You will not have to pay anything upfront for our help.
We will take a pre-determined percentage of your settlement as reimbursement for our assistance. We will agree on this percentage before we start working on your case.
If we do not win a judgment for you, then you do not pay our attorney’s fees.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving San Antonio, call 800-777-7777
What Kinds of Damages Can I Get?
We can help you receive reimbursement for a variety of items, including:
Your loved one may have required medical care before their passing. We can help you get coverage for:
- Life support
- Residency in hospice
- End-of-life treatment
Laying your loved one to rest could put a strain on your financial resources. We can include the following in your claim:
- The casket
- The burial plot
- Floral arrangements
We can also recover compensation for booking the venue at which their funeral service was held.
If your loved one’s income supported your household, you could be entitled to recoup the following:
- Employee benefits (like health insurance)
- Retirement benefits
- Hourly wages
We can also recover compensation for the income that your loved one was expected to make in the future.
You can also recover compensation for losses that do not have pre-determined financial values, such as:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of household benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Depending on your situation, your wrongful death team could recover other types of losses.
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Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Rights
Here are some recommendations that could help the claims process move forward:
Keep Track of Your Losses
Loncar Lyon Jenkins will need supporting documentation to prove your claim. While we can investigate your loved one’s passing, some information that could help us includes:
- Billing statements from your loved one’s funeral service
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s employment records and pay stubs
We may also work with economists to estimate the value of your expenses.
Leave Insurance Communications to Your Wrongful Death Attorney
Your attorney can handle all communications with the insurance representative for you. While you celebrate your loved one’s life, we can:
- Negotiate a settlement
- Advise you on whether giving a recorded statement could help you
- Handle all communications
- Evaluate the liable policy
If the insurance representative contacts you, you are not obligated to respond. Direct them to your legal team.
Limit What You Say Online
Despite your social media accounts’ privacy settings, insurance representatives may still be able to access your posts. You should avoid:
- Sharing other people’s statuses and posts
- Uploading pictures
- Sharing information about your case
Your attorney can provide you with more information about what you should and should not share online.
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We Can Use Evidence to Build Your Wrongful Death Case
To win compensation, you and your attorney need to show that another party’s actions resulted in the death of your loved one.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002, any party’s wrongful, negligent, careless, or unskillful act that results in another person’s passing can constitute wrongful death.
We will need to use various pieces of information to support your side of the story, which may include:
- Testimony from their healthcare team
- Photos of the accident scene
- Physical evidence
- Written statements from family members
- Their medical records
- The accident report (if one was filed)
Loncar Lyon Jenkins will study the facts of your case and create a plan of action.
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We Can Shield You Against Bad Faith Insurance Practices
Our team has been advocating for people’s rights since 1988. We know what bad faith insurance practices look like and can defend you against any tactics that derail your claim.
We can protect you against the following:
- The insurer denies your claim. If this happens, we can present evidence to show that your loved one was injured by negligence, and you deserve compensation. We can also highlight some aspects of the liable policy that grant you coverage.
- The insurer offers you a low settlement. We can use your employment records and other documents to prove the cost of your damages.
- The insurer drags out your claim. You have certain protections under Texas’s Consumer Bill of Rights. The insurer must notify you of their decision within a certain amount of time.
We know how to counteract the techniques that may impede the progression of your case.
Call in the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins
In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you can be feeling frustration along with your grief. Trust the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins to give your case the attention and respect it deserves.
Our San Antonio wrongful death lawyers are ready to defend your right to compensation. We will manage your case from beginning to end. Call us today at (800) 777-7777 for a free consultation.