Wrongful death laws were established to ensure compensation for families of wrongful death victims as well as provide an incentive for others to act more carefully and safely with the health and welfare of others. A wrongful death claim can stem from almost any kind of personal injury situation. For this reason, families that suspect their loved one’s death was the result of negligence need to contact Louisiana wrongful death attorney, L. Clayton Burgess.
You do not have to face these problems alone. The wrongful death of a loved one is one of the most tragic situations a family can face. The Jeanerette wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of L. Clayton Burgess have 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. We can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
We know about the emotional trauma, the strain on the family and the economic hardship wrongful death causes. The four elements of wrongful death include:
- the conduct of the individual 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.
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 Louisiana team of wrongful death accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will work with you to recover compensation so you can focus on what is important.
Wrongful death claims allow the estate of the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. The suit is usually filed by a representative of the estate, on behalf of surviving family members and other affected parties.
In 2015, there were 23 fatalities as a direct result of 14 fatal vehicular accidents. Compare to:
2014, there were 15 fatalities as a direct result of 13 fatal vehicular accidents in Iberia 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 wrongful death in Jeanerette La or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! LAFAYETTE Office: (877) 234-7573.