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If you lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another party in Austin, taking legal action can help you recover the compensation and justice you deserve, while holding the negligent party accountable for your devastating loss. 
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, an Austin wrongful death lawyer can help you fight for justice. You may be able to recover compensation for your expenses through a civil claim or lawsuit.

How Can An Austin Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

An Austin wrongful death lawyer from our team will review the evidence associated with your loved one’s passing. They will use this information to determine liability and prepare your case. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, Our Austin personal injury lawyers accept cases on a contingency-fee-basis. We get paid out of the funds we get for you and your loved ones. Otherwise, you do not owe us our attorney’s fees.

Handling the Insurance Company

In the days and weeks following your loved one’s passing, you may be in no mental state to deal with the involved insurance companies. From notifying family members to planning a funeral, you likely have your hands full as it is.

The insurance company may be anxious to resolve your claim quickly. They may approach you at an inopportune time and offer a low settlement. While this may seem like a fast and easy remedy to your financial situation, you should consider whether the insurer’s offer fully covers your range of expenses.

At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we prepare each case for trial––and insurance companies know this. In your wrongful death case, if we cannot reach a fair settlement deal, then we will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party and bring them to court.

An insurance adjuster may seem like they want to help you when, in fact, they just want to save their company money. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you hold a responsible party accountable for their negligent actions.

What Are Common Causes Of Wrongful Death in Austin?

Some common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Oilfield accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

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What is the Statute Of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Texas?

The statute of limitations is a state law regarding the timeline for filing a civil lawsuit. In Texas, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 allows claimants two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This deadline starts from the date of your loved one’s passing.

To many people, two years sounds like a long time; however, it can pass very quickly. If you do not file your wrongful death lawsuit within the state’s appropriate deadlines, you risk forfeiting your right to financial recovery. This could mean that the financial impact of your loved one’s passing could fall on you.

You can start exploring your legal options when you call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today. Upon reviewing your situation, we may find that certain aspects of your case grant you additional time to act.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Certain laws dictate who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004, a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can be initiated by the decedent’s spouse, children, or parents. If these family members do not take action within three months, then another representative of the decedent’s estate may choose to take action, unless the aforementioned family members object.

Recoverable Damages in an Austin Wrongful Death Case

Right now, you deserve to grieve in peace and spend time with your loved ones. You also deserve to honor your family member’s memory the way you want to, yet few families are prepared to do so when they lose someone so suddenly. 

Our legal team is here to help you recover the compensation that can help your family cope in your loved one’s absence. 

You may be eligible to recover the following damages:

The Decedent’s Medical Expenses

Your loved one may have required medical care before their passing. They may have required emergency medical services if they were injured in a situation like a car accident. They may have required prolonged medical care if their health deteriorated slowly over time. Compensation for the decedent’s medical bills includes the cost of hospitalization, medications, life support, treatment, and hospice.

Funeral Expenses

The costs associated with your loved one’s funeral are compensable. Whether you choose to bury or cremate your loved one, the cost of these services could be factored into the value of your wrongful death case.

Loss of Consortium

Texas allows the spouse of the decedent to pursue compensation for loss of consortium. This means that you can recover payment for the loss of companionship.

Loss of Income

Loss of Income

Depending on the facts of your wrongful death case, you may be eligible for other damages than those listed above. You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to find out more.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we work hard on behalf of our clients during this most sensitive time. We respect that this is a challenging time in your life, and an Austin wrongful death attorney will treat you and your family with compassion. We can shoulder the responsibilities and details of building a wrongful death case on your behalf. Our goal is for you to focus on your family while we pursue action against the responsible party. Contact a compassionate and dedicated wrongful death lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.