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The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can throw your family into emotional and financial turmoil. If you recently lost someone you love because of another person’s actions, an El Paso wrongful death lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you prove the cause of your loved one’s death and the financial impact their death had on your family. A wrongful death lawsuit may help you pay the funeral and burial expenses for your loved one. It can also potentially cover the emotional trauma of surviving family members and the financial gap the loss of a loved one can create. A successful lawsuit can also mean you recover the costs of replacing the services your loved one provided to your household and to loved ones who relied on them for financial support.
If someone you love lost their life because of the negligent actions of another person, you could be eligible for financial compensation. An El Paso wrongful death lawyer may be able to guide you through filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for the death of your loved one.

Define the Cause of Your Loved One’s Death

Recovering from the death of a loved one is always an emotional time for surviving family members. When your loved one’s death is the result of a sudden, unexpected, or traumatic event, the at-fault party could be legally responsible for the financial and emotional toll your loved one’s death took on your family.

According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002, you can pursue a wrongful death claim if you can prove your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s:

  • Wrongful act
  • Neglect
  • Carelessness
  • Lack of skill
  • Default

If your loved one’s death was the result of a physical assault, car accident, slip and fall accident, or medical malpractice, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for the role they played in your family member’s death. Do not hesitate to collect the compensation you and your family deserve.

How Can An El Paso Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

When someone you love is the victim in a wrongful death, it can be hard to set emotions aside and get to the bottom of the cause of their death. When an El Paso wrongful death lawyer from our team represents your claim, we fight hard to prove the cause of your loved one’s death. Some actions we might take include:

  • Reading and reviewing police and incident reports
  • Reading and reviewing medical records and bills
  • Locating, identifying, and interviewing witnesses
  • Conducting an independent investigation into the death
  • Locating, identifying, and interviewing expert witnesses as needed

Whether your loved one’s death was caused by a car accident, a defective consumer product, or a medical error, our team is committed to helping families recover from the financial aftermath of a wrongful death.

Establishing Negligence

After your wrongful death lawyer has determined the cause of your loved one’s passing, they must determine negligence. In a legal case, negligence is broken into four parts:

With the help of a wrongful death lawyer, you won’t have to worry about establishing negligence on your own. Instead, you can focus on supporting your family during this difficult time.

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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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My attorney David was realistic, thoughtful and genuine as well. Overall I was grateful for their help navigating a stressful experience. I would absolutely recommend this law office if you have any personal injury concerns. I was taken care of and spoken to with respect each step of the way. I’m so grateful for everyone that helped me
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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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Why Choose An El Paso Wrongful Death Attorney from Our Firm?

Our firm was founded in 1988. Since our founding, we’ve expanded to multiple offices, and now serve thousands of clients a year. We’re familiar with the legal codes relevant to the residents of El Paso.

We Prepare Every Case for Court

Court cases are popular in mainstream media. They frequently appear in TV shows, movies, and books. But, in reality, many legal cases are settled without going to court. These are called out-of-court settlements.

This fact doesn’t dissuade us from going the extra mile, though. Our wrongful death lawyers prepare every case they work on for court. If your settlement is inadequate, we could pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. We mean business.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney in El Paso, TX?

Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. You may be concerned about our fees. You can put these concerns aside if you choose Loncar Lyon Jenkins, though. We offer a pricing plan that prioritizes accessibility:

You won’t pay us anything up front in most cases.
We work on contingency. You won’t have to pay us unless you receive compensation for your wrongful death case.
Initial contact with our firm won’t cost you a cent.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death is a broad legal category. Most cases that involve an unfair death can be considered a wrongful death case. 
These accidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Taxi cab accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Manufacturer defect accidents
  • Dog bites

And more.

Don’t fret if you don’t see your case type here. Our firm may still be able to help you with your wrongful death case.

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

Filing a lawsuit for the wrongful death of someone you love is a time-sensitive issue. When you and other surviving family members are focused on mental and emotional recovery, the time you have to file your lawsuit is ticking away. If too much time passes, you can inadvertently relinquish your right to request compensation at all.

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 governs personal injury and wrongful death claims all over the state. This law is the statute of limitations, and it generally allows you up to two years from the date of the accident to hold the at-fault party responsible for your loved one’s death.

If you are ready to assign fault and collect financial compensation, our team is ready to support you. We may be able to help ensure your claim is filed in time to comply with the state’s timeline and eliminate the risk of filing too late. We do that by allowing your family the time they need to grieve while we get started on your claim without delay. Avoid putting your right to financial compensation at risk by calling our team today.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim In El Paso

The tragic loss of a loved one can cause more than emotional damage—it can also take a financial toll on you and your family. If someone you love loses their life because of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may be able to recover financial expenses and losses such as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, if applicable

 

In addition to these expenses, you might also be eligible to recoup the cost of covering the familial and household contributions your loved one made to your family. Calculating the financial impact of losing your loved one can be complex.

Our wrongful death attorneys can help you determine the type and amount of your recoverable expenses. We work hard to make sure no expense is overlooked and that your compensation claim is not undervalued or underpaid.

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The untimely loss of a loved one can leave you stressed, frustrated, and angry. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we work hard to support families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions. If you need guidance and support preparing and filing a wrongful death lawsuit, do not hesitate to call our client care team. Our El Paso wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery. Call our offices to reach the client intake team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.