Wrongful Death Attorney Serving McKinney & All Collin County
We know that when our clients face injury due to a wrongful death, it is one of the most devastating events they’ll ever face in life. That’s why wrongful death attorney Joe Lucé at Lucé Evans Law Firm, PLLC takes the utmost care to handle your case with diligence and sensitivity. He protects his clients from further emotional damage by fighting hard to see justice served.
Wrongful Death Settlements
Surviving family members and spouses have cause to sue for wrongful death if it was due to another party’s negligence. Joe has successfully litigated many wrongful death lawsuits and delivered justice for families in order to help them through their time of crisis. Joe’s sensitivity, legal acumen and tenacity have not only won fair settlements, but also the friendship of his clients.
Fair Compensation for Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Insurers and companies will either totally ignore the injured parties or systematically reduce the claim to avoid the whole cost of their negligence. Joe’s experience as a wrongful death attorney allows him to provide guidance and support that will ultimately benefit you and your family as we fight for fair compensation. Fair compensation in wrongful death lawsuits includes many considerations, such as:
- Lost income – future potential earnings of the deceased from death onward
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering the deceased may have endured
- Emotional trauma
- Grief counseling and support
Joe Lucé will fight to achieve a fair settlement to help you and your family carry on despite the circumstances. Victims of wrongful death not only deserve to know that their case is important and the peace of mind from knowing justice has prevailed. Wrongful death attorney Joe Lucé and his team will do everything in their power to reach a fair settlement and deliver justice.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
The world of wrongful death claims is often stressful and confusing. Families and friends are often overcome with emotions. The law rarely helps calm these feelings, but can provide you with the peace of mind to make it through. It can help, though. Sometimes, an attorney is the only method to fight for the rights of your deceased loved one. First and foremost, you’ll want to understand what type of incident is considered wrongful death.
A wrongful death claim is possible when a victim would have otherwise had a personal injury claim on their hands is killed. Most often, the death occurs due to negligence or intentionally harmful acts by the defendant. For example, if a victim is killed intentionally, that is wrongful death. If a victim dies due to medical malpractice or during a car accident involving negligence, that is wrongful death. Proving negligence or misconduct requires the expertise of an attorney. Someone with prior experience handling such cases.
How long does a lawsuit take from start to finish?
It’s difficult to say how long a wrongful death lawsuit will take, from start to finish. Each case is unique. If your lawyer claims it will take “x” amount of time, then they’re most likely wrong. An estimate is possible with extensive experience, but should not be relied on as fact. First and foremost, a thorough evaluation is required. Every fact in the case must be sifted through accordingly. With all the facts assembled, a better time frame is possible, but still fluid.
It’s important to understand that a wrongful death claim will not be resolved within weeks. Odds are, the case will take a few months. Most often, such cases end with a settlement. This settlement typically includes monetary compensation for loss of working hours, medical bills, pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma. The amount you receive, however, does vary with the case. It’s best to remain calm and clearheaded.
What are wrongful death claims?
A wrongful death claim occurs when an individual dies due to the fault of another person or party. Most often, these cases involve some form of negligence or malpractice, usually on the part of a healthcare provider. The right to file a wrongful death claim is a relatively new idea, believe it or not. Originally, “common law” did not allow for wrongful death lawsuits to take place. During the last century, both state and federal courts have worked together to create ways to bring wrongful death lawsuits to courts. Each state now has some form of wrongful death claims and laws in place.
Typically, a wrongful death involves a fatal accident, such as a car crash, which is the most common and simplest form. People and companies can be found legally at fault for negligence that resulted in an untimely death, too. These organizations often choose to settle the situation out of court for monetary damages.