A wrongful death is caused due to the willful or negligent act of another person. Wrongful death lawsuits are meant to compensate the surviving family members of the deceased.
If you are not sure whether you have a claim or not, Metairie wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you find the answer.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The list of people who are permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit may vary from state to state. In general, such a suit may be brought by:
- Immediate family members such as spouse, children, adopted children, and parents of unmarried children
- Parents of a deceased fetus
- Partners who are financially dependent
- Domestic partners
- Distant family members such as grandparents and siblings
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Premises liability
- Nursing home negligence
- Animal bite
Seek the Assistance of Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one may be an emotional, personal, and financial burden. Moreover, if the death is caused due to an accident, it only worsens the grief. To get properly compensated after an accident, it’s important to contact a lawyer with experience of successfully handling wrongful death cases.
Reach out to our LaPlace wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. We have a successful track record of winning millions of dollars through verdicts and settlements. The compensation we obtain can help pay for your treatment and sustain your standard of living. Even if you’re not sure about who is to blame for the mishap, it’s still wise to discuss the case with a legal professional.
We offer a free initial consultation to help determine if there’s a basis for legal filing. Our lawyers are motivated and determined to fight for your rights. Reach out to us now!