Wrongful Death Attorney
When a person dies due to the reckless, negligent or deliberate behavior of another person, the surviving family members are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death litigation is a legal action that determines the compensation or the amount that the surviving family members should ideally receive.
When Can a Person File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Lawsuits require legally supportable reasons to be claimed. The main rationale behind a wrongful death proceeding is that the death of the person happened due to someone else’s intentional or negligent act the family members are impacted emotionally and monetarily due to the death.
For a successful claim, it’s important that the surviving members validate two important things:
- The death of the loved one was the result of another person’s careless or deliberate act.
- The surviving family members suffered damages due to the wrongful death of their loved one.
Wrongful death charges could be the result of multiple causes such as:
- Car accident
- Accident at the workplace
- Illicit act
- Medical malpractice
Losing a loved one can be a shattering and traumatic experience; however, it’s always the responsibility of the victim’s family to collect evidence quickly. In fact, the surviving family members can file for multiple types of damages such as:
- Medical and burial expenses
- Damages for lost wages
- Damages for pain and misery
- Damages to punish the person who caused the death
Family Members Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The State Laws always dictate who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Usually, only the surviving spouses and children are given this right. Also, extended family members including siblings and grandparents can file a claim in some states.
Statistics of Wrongful Death in Iberville Parish, Louisiana
In the year 2015, 10 deaths were reported as a result of 9 fatal crashes and in its preceding year, 16 deaths were highlighted due to 12 crashes.
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Every state has a statute of limitation that carries the deadline to file a wrongful death complaint. If you cross the set date, you’ll lose the opportunity forever. Louisiana’s statute of limitations has a time limit of one year to file a lawsuit.
If a member of your family has become a victim of a wrongful death in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, don’t hesitate to reach out to the solicitors at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Our lawyers have hands-on experience in investigating such cases and ensuring that all the evidence and facts are presented accurately in court.
The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess operate on a contingency fee basis. This added advantage allows one to afford a renowned and qualified lawyer without any financial stress.
Apart from successfully handling wrongful death claims, the solicitors here are equally proficient in handling multiple personal injury claims such as trucking accidents, toxic torts, workplace accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, and product liability.
We are spread across 8 locations throughout Louisiana.
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