Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute.
Louisiana’s statute of limitations for wrongful death gives one year to file a wrongful death claim in court, usually starting from the date of the deceased person’s death.
An initial consultation with a wrongful death attorney should be scheduled immediately by the family of the victim. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has vast experience in successfully defending the rights of survivors of wrongful death. We know about the emotional trauma, the strain on the family and the economic hardship wrongful death causes. A personal injury claim becomes wrongful death:
When a victim is intentionally killed. For example, OJ Simpson was sued for wrongful death for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The case was based on an intentional act.
When a victim dies as a result of If a doctor failed to diagnose a condition, or if the doctor was careless in the level of care provided, and death resulted, then a wrongful death action can be brought against the doctor.
Car accident fatalities involving negligence. If a victim dies as a result of car accident injuries, a wrongful death claim may be brought.
Nursing home negligence.
Our Louisiana wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are specialists in this field. An experienced Beauregard Parish wrongful death attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. They will meticulously investigate the case and ensure all of the facts of the case are presented to the court in a clear and concise manner. Since the burden of proof is the responsibility of the victim’s family, it is essential to act quickly.
In 2015, there were 4 fatalities as a direct result of 4 vehicular accidents. In 2014, there were 6 fatalities as a direct result of 4 vehicular accidents in Beauregard Parish.
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The Louisiana 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 and wrongful death 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.
If you are a loved one have suffered a wrongful death in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess today. Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lake Charles Office (337) 214-8479 or toll free (877) 234-7573.
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