Losing a loved can be a devastating and traumatic experience, especially if the cause of death could have been prevented. Wrongful death occurs when negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior results in a fatality. 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. An experienced Calcasieu Parish wrongful death attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
To establish that a wrongful death occurred, an attorney must prove that the individual had a duty of care to the deceased, their act or omission breached that standard of care, their wrongful actions were the proximate (direct) cause of the injury or death of the decedent, and damages resulted.
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.
In 2015, there were 34 fatalities as a result of 32 vehicular accidents in Calcasieu Parish. A contrast with the year 2014, there were 24 fatalities as a direct result of 23 vehicular accidents.
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Our Louisiana personal injury lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. 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 Calcasieu 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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