A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies as the result of another party’s negligent or unjust acts such as from a car accident death or work job death or other. Families of wrongful death victims may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. The most common wrongful death legal help is needed for auto car and truck wrongful death case lawsuits. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the family of the victim is seeking economic and non-economic damages for the loss of their loved due to another party’s improper conduct. Each state in the U.S. has wrongful death laws.
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. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has vast experience in successfully defending the rights of survivors of wrongful death.
Wrongful death laws were established to ensure compensation for families of wrongful death victims as well as provide an incentive for others to act more carefully and safely with the health and welfare of others. Regardless of the reasons, the victim’s family should retain the services of an experienced, Louisiana wrongful death lawyer. Many times, wrongful death will go undiscovered without a thorough and comprehensive investigation. For this reason, families that suspect their loved one’s death was the result of negligence need to contact a Louisiana wrongful death attorney for assistance, like the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.
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.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can provide information on whether to pursue an action in court. Facing lost income, costly medical bills, final expenses or other end of life care costs as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing are devastating, and our Louisiana team of wrongful death accident attorneys will work with you to recover compensation so you can focus on what is important.
In 2014, there were 6 fatalities as a direct result of 5 fatal vehicular accidents in Vermilion 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 Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (877) 234-7573.
The Vermilion Parish attorneys at the law offices of L. Clayton Burgess have helped many families deal with the tragedy of the sudden loss of a wife, husband, father, mother, brother, sister, child or member of the family. An experienced Lafayette Parish can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services