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Losing a loved can be a devastating and traumatic experience, especially if the cause of death could have been prevented. L. Clayton Burgess, an experienced Louisiana wrongful death attorney, can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. Our Evangeline Parish wrongful death attorneys helped many families deal with the tragedy of the sudden loss of a wife, husband, father, mother, brother, sister, child or member of the family.

A wrongful death claim seeks compensation when “a person dies due to the fault of another,” according to Louisiana Civil Code Section 2512.2. A wrongful death may be caused by an accident or a purposeful action. The purposeful action may be negligent, reckless, or an intentional act.

Facing lost income, costly medical bills, final expenses or other end of life care costs as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing are devastating.
Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will be able to investigate the victim’s death and determine if the four elements of wrongful death are present. The elements include:

  • the conduct of the individual that caused the victim’s death;
  • the individual was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death;
  • the victim has surviving family or beneficiaries;
  • the victim’s death resulted in financial damages.

If all of these elements are present, the family will have the legal standing necessary to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back their loved one, this lawsuit can help the family make certain they are financially stable after their loved one’s untimely demise.

Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation immediately with a wrongful death attorney. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has vast experience in successfully defending the rights of survivors of wrongful death.

Our Louisiana team of wrongful death accident attorneys will work with you to recover compensation so you can focus on what is important.
In 2015, there were 9 fatalities as a direct result of 8 fatal vehicular accidents. Compare to:
2014, there were 2 fatalities as a direct result of 2 fatal vehicular accidents in Evangeline Parish.
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The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.

Our accident injury lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced wrongful death attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you are a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! LAFAYETTE Office: (877) 234-7573.


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