Getting The Compensation To Recover Financially After Losing A Loved One
The sudden and tragic loss of a loved one in an accident is devastating and leaves the family in deep mourning, wondering why and how the accident happened. When a person dies as the result of an act of negligence, the law allows the family to seek damages from the liable party or parties through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit filed in civil court.
A wrongful death case is essentially a personal injury case, but the injured person is no longer here to file the lawsuit and certain close family members have the right to do so. The types of compensation pursued include various economic and non-economic damages:
|Any medical bills associated with treatment
prior to death
|Funeral and burial costs|
|Estimated loss of income and benefits
that would have been earned had the person lived
The pain and suffering experienced by the person
|The loss of care, companionship, love, guidance,
and emotional support as a result of the death
Automobile Accidents And Wrongful Death Claims
In cases of wrongful death due to a traffic accident, there are various types of evidence that should be preserved, as well as witnesses to the accident to interview before time passes and memories fade. The statute of limitations allows for a limited time of only one year to file a wrongful death claim. It is imperative that the process begin as early as possible after the tragic loss.
Many of the deaths in Louisiana involve car or vehicle accidents. Fatal vehicle accidents in Louisiana recorded in 2014 included:
|Passenger Cars (291 fatalities)|
|Light Truck/Pick Up (197 fatalities)|
|Vans (21 fatalities)|
|Car/Truck/Vans with Trailer (21 fatalities)|
|Motorcycles (69 fatalities)|
|and Trucks (54 fatalities)|
At our firm, we assist the close family to seek compensation in a case in which the other driver acted negligently. Most fatal vehicle accidents are the result of negligent driving conduct, including drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Talk to us at about your case. We can come to you.
Cases Of Mesothelioma And Wrongful Death
A person who has developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure will die of the disease. In most cases, the person was exposed to asbestos at some point in his or her work history. Many industries in Louisiana used asbestos, including oil refineries, shipbuilding facilities, and construction trades.
Our firm can assist families to file a wrongful death claim in these and other cases of toxic exposure. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured by chemical exposure.
Maritime Accidents And Wrongful Death
Families who have lost a loved one in a maritime accident should contact our firm at once. Our firm has years of experience in Jones Act cases. Our attorneys have published many legal articles on the subject of maritime accidents in legal journals and taught seminars to other lawyers about this area of law. You can be confident that your case is in the hands of true legal professionals. Call now for assistance.