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Losing a loved one is devastating. However, when the death of a loved one is caused by the negligence of another, it can be especially hard on family members. During this difficult time, you’re not only mourning the loss of a loved one, but you may also be struggling financially and don’t know where to turn or how to obtain the compensation and justice you and your family deserve. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our wrongful death lawyers understand the struggles you’re facing and will work tirelessly to help you and your family recover maximum compensation for your untimely loss.

How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

If you lost a loved one as a result of an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the negligent party accountable. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our compassionate and dedicated wrongful death attorneys will not back down and will go above and beyond to fight for your right to fair compensation after losing a loved one due to negligence. During this difficult time, our legal team can also help by:

  • Investigating the accident or incident
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Assessing damages
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit

Losing a loved one is always devastating. If that loss was caused by the negligence of another, the pain can be almost unbearable. In these challenging times, you need a compassionate, experienced wrongful death lawyer who will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to build a strong case that will hold the negligent party responsible for your loss. We know that no amount of compensation can replace your loved one, but our legal team also believes that taking legal action can bring you closure, allowing you and your family to heal and move forward with your life.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death?

The people entitled to filing a claim or lawsuit for wrongful death in Texas include the surviving spouse and other relatives of the deceased, including:

Spouse

Children

Parents

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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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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What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The damages in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit are meant to compensate the decedent’s surviving family members for the actual loss and suffering caused by the untimely death of their loved one. 

Damages can include:

  • Lost future income
  • Mental distress
  • Costs incurred treating the deceased party’s fatal injuries
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost care, maintenance support, services, counsel, and advice
  • Lost love, comfort, companionship
  • Lost inheritance

What Are Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

Common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Fires
  • Drowning
  • Workplace accidents
  • Assaults
  • Dangerous drugs

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

Family members will have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. The failure to file within this time frame can result in the case being dismissed, barring the family members from recovering the compensation they’re owed. When you hire a wrongful death lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, they will handle every aspect of your case, including ensuring that all paperwork is filed correctly and within the statute of limitations.

What is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and a Survival Action?

A wrongful death lawsuit is filed on behalf of the deceased person’s estate to compensate surviving family members. A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is filed immediately following a death that was caused by the negligence of another. The compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit pays the deceased party’s family members, such as their spouse or child. The damages can include compensation for funeral and burial costs, future lost wages, and loss of love and guidance.

Survival Action

A survival action is a type of lawsuit that’s filed on behalf of the victim and involves the damages the deceased person would have been entitled to had they survived the accident. A survival action is filed in situations where the accident victim sustained injuries caused by a negligent party, but survives the initial event and later succumbs to their injuries. It’s often used in medical malpractice cases that involve a misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, or gross medical oversight that later results in the patient’s death.  

A wrongful death lawsuit is focused on what the surviving family members have lost as the result of the untimely death of a loved one, while a survivor action focuses on the damages suffered by the accident victim between the time of the accident that resulted in their injuries to the time of their death. The victim may survive for several months following an accident, during which time they may endure emotional anguish and pain and suffering. A survival action will cover the victim’s damages including medical bills and pain and suffering the accident victim experienced before death. Survival action damages are paid directly to the deceased person’s estate, which is then paid to their beneficiaries.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case.  If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact a wrongful death attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another. 

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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Phone: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201