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If you lost a loved one in an accident in Wichita Falls that was caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Wichita Falls wrongful death lawyers can investigate the accident or incident, build a strong case, and fight for your right to fair compensation. We understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one in a preventable accident and we will go above and beyond to ensure you recover the compensation and justice you deserve.

What Does the Wrongful Death Claims Process Involve?

Losing a loved one can cause unbearable pain, but you could recover damages to compensate you for this pain. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Wichita Falls wrongful death attorneys can handle every aspect of your claim or lawsuit, giving you and your family time to grieve and focus on moving on with your life.

Filing a Claim and Fighting for a Settlement

When you lose a loved one to an accident, you have to file a claim with the insurance company. With this claim, you need to send evidence proving your testimony along with a demand letter that lists all accident-related losses.

At this point, you will likely need to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair award. Some insurers do not like to pay claimants. You might have to work around an adjuster that tries to undervalue or deny your claim. If securing a settlement proves too difficult, you can file a lawsuit.

Determining Liability and Filing a Lawsuit

To file a lawsuit in pursuit of a judgment, you need to know who the liable parties are in your case. This will involve a full investigation of your accident to make sure that all potential contributing causes are accounted for.

For instance, shortly after the accident, you might only think that the accident was due to a distracted driver. However, further investigation could reveal that the at-fault truck driver’s employer was on the phone with the driver at the time of the accident. This could make the employer liable for your loved one’s death.

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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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How Can a Wichita Falls Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

No one expects you to be able to handle your entire case yourself. Shift the responsibility to us, as we deal with this kind of situation regularly. Retain Loncar Lyon Jenkins as your legal representative and we will do the following for your family:

  • Handle negotiations with the insurance company and all communications with the other party
  • Assign a value to your case
  • Retain accident reconstructionists and expert medical witnesses to provide support to your claim
  • Stand by you in court, if the need arises
  • Answer all your questions and make ourselves available to you when you need us
  • Protect your legal rights
  • File all relevant paperwork
  • Keep your case within the relevant statute of limitations

We will Prove Fault in Your Wrongful Death Case

The primary responsibility of a lawyer from our team is to prove how the accident occurred and that your family deserves compensation as a result. We might find that your loved one passed due to any of the following negligent acts:

  • A municipality failed to repair a pothole in the road
  • A property owner failed to hire security at a location where they knew crime had been occurring (or was likely to occur)
  • A property owner did not fix a hazard that posed a risk to visitors
  • A driver violated traffic laws
  • A mechanic did not properly handle your loved one’s vehicle when attending to it

Damages You Could Recover in a Wichita Falls Wrongful Death Case

There are many kinds of losses you might be able to pursue in your case. 
Damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Your loved ones medical costs, prior to their passing
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of companionship

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We See in Our Practice in Wichita Falls

Families who lost their loved ones to many different kinds of circumstances could be eligible to pursue damages. Your case could involve a:

  • Slip and fall injury
  • Car or truck accident
  • Oilfield accident
  • Construction accident
  • Brain injury
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Dog bite
  • Slip and fall injury

If your loved one passed due to a different situation, we could still help you

What is the Statute Of Limitations in Texas?

There is a limit to how long accident victims’ families have to file wrongful death cases in Texas. In general, families have two years under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. However, if a municipality is liable for your loved one’s passing, you could have a different timeline to consider.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004, the following parties can file a lawsuit when an individual dies due to the negligence of another person.

  • An appointed representative
  • The spouse of the decedent
  • The child of the decedent

Ways to Prepare for Your Wrongful Death Case

Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004, the following parties can file a lawsuit when an individual dies due to the negligence of another person.

  • The first thing you should know is that you should avoid speaking about the accident for longer than you need to.
  • Do not give the insurer the opportunity to take your words out of any context and argue that you do not deserve a fair settlement.
  • Do not inform your family and friends about the accident via social media. Adjusters will look for any information they could use against you.
  • Keep as many documents as are in your possession in one place. This makes it easier to provide the evidence in your possession to our team.
  • Keep a journal detailing how the accident and subsequent loss of your family member has affected your loved ones’ lives and emotional states. Doing this will help us detail your losses to the insurance company. We don’t want to forget about any damages you are currently experiencing.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we don’t back down. Someone’s reckless or negligent action (or inaction) led to your pain and the loss of a beloved family member. One of our Wichita Falls wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue justice and make those responsible take accountability. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.