When someone dies due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, the survivors may bring a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ loss such as lost wages, lost companionship, and funeral expenses.
Who May Sue for a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by any representative on behalf of survivors who have suffered damage. Some of the people eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Immediate family members such as spouse and children
- Some states also allow distant family members such as brothers, sisters, and grandparents to file a wrongful death lawsuit
Important Elements in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, the following conditions must be met:
- The death of a human being should have occurred
- The death should be caused by negligence
- The survivors should have suffered monetary losses
When you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you have the right to take legal action. Kenner wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have many years of experience in handling complicated cases.
Our legal team carefully reviews all the evidence and works with experts to ensure that you get an adequate amount of wrongful death compensation. There’s a time restriction that limits how long a personal representative has to file a wrongful death claim. If you file a claim after the time-limit has expired, it could get dismissed.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to another person’s carelessness, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced wrongful death attorneys.
Reach out to us for a free initial consultation.