Wrongful Death

We Service Alexandria and the Entire State of Louisiana

Were you, or a loved one, seriously injured in an accident? If so, our experienced Louisiana accident injury lawyers may be able to help. But, you have to contact us right away. Learn more about our law firm and the types of accident injury cases we represent below.

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:

wrongful-death-1Any medical bills associated with treatment
prior to death
wrongful-death-2Funeral and burial costs
wrongful-death-3Estimated loss of income and benefits
that would have been earned had the person lived
wrongful-death-4The pain and suffering experienced by the person
in their final moments prior to death
wrongful-death-5The 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:

wrongful-death-6Passenger Cars (291 fatalities)
wrongful-death-7Light Truck/Pick Up (197 fatalities)
wrongful-death-8Vans (21 fatalities)
wrongful-death-9Car/Truck/Vans with Trailer (21 fatalities)
wrongful-death-10Motorcycles (69 fatalities)
wrongful-death-11and 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.

Contact Our Office Today

Located in the central Louisiana city of Alexandria, our office is convenient to residents of Texas and Mississippi as well as all Louisianans. Fill out the form on this page to connect with us and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your case. No claim is too big or too small for us to handle with personal attention and skill.

Office Locations

Alexandria Office:

2220 Bonaventure Ct

Alexandria, LA 71301

Phone: (318) 561-2500

Fax: (318) 561-2591

Additional Areas Served:

Lake Charles, LA: (337) 855-4400

Baton Rouge, LA: (225) 343-3475

Shreveport, LA: (318) 635-5800

Lafayette, LA: (337) 289-9800

Monroe, LA: (318) 323-4455

Located in the central Louisiana city of Alexandria, our office is convenient to residents throughout the state. When you can't come to us, we'll come to you. Learn more about how you can join our team ©2021 Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, All Rights Reserved, Reproduced with Permission Privacy Policy