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The surviving family members of a person that died in a wrongful death accident that was caused by the negligence of another does have legal rights. Survivors can generally make a claim for damages against a negligent person or company to recover financial compensation for medical treatment, medical bills, lost wages, other economic damages and non-economic damages.  Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation immediately with a  wrongful death  attorney. The attorneys at the Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have vast experience in successfully defending the rights of survivors of wrongful death.

While taking legal action may not be a priority for those who have lost a loved one, it is important for survivors of the decedent to consider retaining a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to the significant emotional trauma of having a loved one pass away, families may also face considerable financial difficulties without the support of the deceased. The compensation provided by a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease this financial burden.

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.

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.

We know about the emotional trauma, the strain on the family and the economic hardship wrongful death causes. Such

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse
  • Medical malpractice

Our Louisiana wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are specialists in this field. 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 2014, there were 24 fatalities as a direct result of 23  fatal vehicular accidents in St. Landry 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 Opelousas, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (337) 234-7573 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.

An experienced Opelousas wrongful death attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.

We pride ourselves on handling every aspect of your case with utmost professionalism and experience.


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