We want to help your family if a loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence. Our team can help you fight for compensation. We know that money cannot take the place of your loved one. However, a financial award could lift some pressure that you might be feeling after your loved one’s passing.
The Forms of Compensation That Might Be Available to You
If you wish to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, you could secure compensation to pay for many losses.
These losses might include:
- Your pain and suffering
- The loss of the decedent’s income
- Loss of childcare and household benefits
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of guidance
- The decedent’s final medical expenses
You might be struggling to stay afloat if you lost the only source of income in your family. Your financial pressures may make you think that you cannot afford a lawyer. Our team does not expect you to pay us anything upfront, however. Your Houston wrongful death lawyer will take their attorney’s fees out of the settlement or judgment we win for you. This has made it easier for our past clients to afford a lawyer, and we hope it helps you too.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful deaths lawyer serving Houston, call 800-777-7777
You Might Have Two Years To File a Lawsuit
Sec. 16.003 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code states that a decedent’s family members typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are instances that could allow you to toll, or legally suspend, this timeline, though. Speak to your lawyer about whether this applies to you.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Prove Negligence
Our team is committed to helping you and your family move forward during this difficult time.
To prove that the at-fault party owes your family compensation, we will have to prove:
- The liable party had a duty of care to your loved one.
- The liable party violated their duty of care.
- This violation resulted in your loved one’s death.
- Your loved one’s death has caused you and your family to incur financial losses.
Call the Loncar Lyon Jenkins team at 800-777-7777 today for a free consultation regarding your case.
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How the Liable Party Could Be Responsible for Your Loved One’s Passing
There are many different circumstances that could result in the loss of a family member.
Some of our law firm’s wrongful death practice areas include:
Many different things can cause a car accident. If someone else is primarily responsible for your loved one’s passing, a Houston wrongful death lawyer could help you.
Your loved one’s fatal accident could have been caused by:
- Vehicular malfunction
- Distracted driving
- Road rage or aggressive driving
In the event that a vehicular defect or malfunction caused the accident, you could hold the car’s manufacturer or dealership responsible. Our legal team can explain more when you call us today.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates how the commercial trucking industry should run. If a driver violated the FMCSA’s rules by driving while overtired or overloaded, they and their employer could be liable for any accidents.
Through the doctrine of vicarious liability, the trucking company could also be negligent. They might have encouraged the driver to overload their truck, speed on the highway, or drive longer hours than what is allowed. The company might also have failed to perform an adequate background check on the driver and might not have noticed prior traffic violations, such as a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction.
Slips, Falls, or Other Premises Liability Accidents
Property owners have to maintain their residences so that everyone that comes onto the land or into the building is safe. If your loved one suffered fatal injuries on another party’s property, you could sue for negligence. Liability for your damages could rest on a restaurant owner who failed to clean up a spill or a landlord who let a broken light fixture remain in a walkway.
You could also potentially sue a municipality for failing to maintain a public building, park, or roadway. There are time limits on filing these types of lawsuits, though.
Your lawyer will know more about this and can guide you through the litigation process.
Medical malpractice can happen when a health care professional does not uphold their field’s standard of care. For instance, a surgeon might have left a foreign object inside of your loved one. A doctor may have prescribed your loved one a medication that contraindicated with another drug they were taking. Your loved one may have had an illness improperly diagnosed.
Your late family member’s doctor could be liable for your damages.
When we entrust a loved one to a nursing home, we expect them to receive the best possible standard of care. Your loved one could have contracted bedsores or suffered abuse at the hands of a nursing home’s care staff. A Houston wrongful death lawyer will identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable for your damages.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help You Pursue Justice
Do not let the individual or party responsible for your loved one’s passing get away with what their action or omission caused. We know you are in pain. We can take the burden of filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit off your shoulders so you can grieve. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins at 800-777-7777 to learn about your family’s legal options.
There are only certain parties who can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit in Texas. These parties include the decedent’s spouse, children, or parents. Your Houston wrongful death lawyer can explain more about how the financial recovery process works.