When a person gets killed due to the recklessness or misconduct of another person, the surviving family members of the victim may sue the other party for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are initiated by an aggrieved party or a “plaintiff” against a “defendant” who is allegedly responsible for causing the victim’s death. Every state has a wrongful death statute, which constitutes a particular timeline and certain procedures for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In Louisiana, the time limit for filing a wrongful death case is one year.
A wrongful death claim can be filed due to multiple reasons such as:
- Car or airplane accident
- Medical malpractice that leads to the death of an individual
- Criminal act
- Accidents at the workplace
Wrongful death and survivor statutes were originally created to provide reimbursement to the close family members of a deceased and provide coverage for things like lost wages, lost financial support, pain and suffering, loss of inheritance, loss of guidance, and funeral expenses.
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
It’s generally difficult to deal with the death of a loved one. Moreover, when death is caused due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another person, the grievance caused heightens. With a wrongful death lawsuit, you can be adequately compensated for all your losses. For getting a just resolution, it’s always better to seek the assistance of a proficient wrongful death attorney.
You may not know the procedure for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Personal injury solicitors, meanwhile, have an in-depth understanding of all the legal processes and this helps them carry out the formalities with ease. Moreover, solicitors are always familiar with the civil legal system and are keen negotiators. This, in turn, helps you get the required compensation amount.
Accident Injury Data from Beauregard Parish
In the year 2015, 4 deaths were reported as a result of 4auto accidents, whereas in the preceding year, there were 6 fatalities due to 4 auto accidents.
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Our Impeccable Legal Services
If your loved one has become a victim of wrongful death in Deridder, you’ll be happy to know the solicitors at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are constantly available for assistance. The professionals here have the necessary skills to handle innumerable personal injury claims such as those pertaining to commercial vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, offshore accidents, brain injuries, and wrongful death.
Our professionals offer a FREE initial consultation to analyze and assess a case. Additionally, the experts work closely with Paralegals, Clerks, Assistants, and Investigators to ensure that you get the most suitable compensation.
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The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess offers personal injury assistance anywhere in Louisiana. With offices in 8 locations around the state, we are never far away. Call our number 877-234-7573. Our intake specialists are readily available and will talk to you about how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. You can also contact us through email.