The loss of a loved one leaves a painful memory, puts one in a vulnerable state, and creates many questions in the mind. What will happen to my family? Who is responsible for the accident? How can I compel the erring party to pay compensation? All of these questions are very natural to crop up. Consulting a wrongful death attorney will get you the answers to most of these questions. They will help you secure the compensation you are eligible to receive.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful deaths can happen due to various reasons. The below list includes the most common ones:
It is often caused by overspeeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, bad weather, and ignorance of traffic rules.
Often, lack of proper safety procedures leads to an accidental death in offshore jobs. If the failure to follow proper safety procedures caused the death of a loved one, you are entitled to file a damage claim.
If an infant dies at birth due to the fault of the medical staff, you can hold the latter accountable for their mistake in a court of law.
Doctors and other supporting medical staff have an obligation to provide safe medical care. You can file a wrongful death claim against them if they are negligent.
Accidents involving trucks and large commercial vehicles often lead to death. These eventualities happen due to the negligence of the trucking companies to follow proper driving hours, loading limits, and other regulations. If this is the case, you become entitled to receive a wrongful death compensation.
Things To Know About Wrongful Death Law
Wrongful death litigations are legally more complex than other types of personal injury lawsuits because there can be more than one party. Proving that the death was caused due to the negligence of someone else is not easy. It requires in-depth investigation and a strong case to prove another person’s or party’s guilt. Additionally, you will also be required to calculate a fair claim amount, or else how will you file a claim? An experienced attorney considers various factors such as medical bills, funeral costs, loss of income, and others so that you receive the maximum possible amount.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisiana
At the Law Offices of L.Clayton Burgess, we have a team of highly experienced attorneys who are really keen to bring you out of the mess that someone else’s negligence may have created in your life. We have 8 offices in different locations of Louisiana; so, we are never far away from wherever you live. We handle a wide range of personal injury cases in Louisiana that includes car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, pedestrian accident, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
Our attorneys love to investigate and this is what they like the most. They have been trained this way only, which helps them build a strong case that convinces juries and compels insurance companies to pay a fair settlement amount.
If you’re going through the struggle alone, call us now and schedule a meeting. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your matter seriously and offer the best possible advice.