“Wrongful death” is a type of lawsuit brought by the surviving relatives of a deceased person against a negligent party (who caused the death to occur). Typically, these actions are derived from a negligent or reckless act such as liability from a car accident, medical malpractice, or product liability. In such cases is always imperative to contact a wrongful death attorney right away. Individuals, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault.
Losing a loved can be a devastating and traumatic experience, especially if the cause of death could have been prevented. Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, an employer or a defective product in the State of Louisiana? If so, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties.
If you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess at: 318-716-3118, we are also located here in Monroe, LA.
Our team of experienced attorneys will assemble the preparations necessary to legally represent you, and fight to get the compensation you deserve for your lost.
The thought of going through a legal battle can be overwhelming and daunting, especially under these types of circumstances. That is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer who will be your advocate and fight to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
Monroe LA Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In the state of Louisiana , the family members (survivors) of individuals who have died as the result of another’s wrongful act are permitted to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for medical and funeral bills, loss of financial support, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the death.
Every situation involving wrongful death has its own unique set of circumstances. The most common cases involving wrongful death include one of the following:
Defective products/ poisoning
Slip and fall injuries
Assault and battery
Construction & other work-related accidents
Auto, trucking, motorcycle or bicycle accidents resulting from the recklessness of another driver
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence and/or recklessness of another, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess for a consultation.
The Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess has vast experience in successfully defending the rights of survivors of wrongful death. Contact us at: 318-716-3118 to see how we can help you.
Louisiana WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTE
Louisiana, like the majority of states throughout the nation has enacted a statute permitting a lawsuit to be brought by the relatives of a person who died as a result of a wrongful act. The idea behind a wrongful death lawsuit is that the wrongful death, in addition to injuring the person who died, also injured people who depended upon the deceased for financial or emotional support. As such, these individuals whom depended on the deceased for financial or emotional support have a “cause of action” through the provisions of our survivor statute.
Louisiana WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES
Wrongful death “survivors” are usually permitted to sue for medical bills paid for the care of the person who was injured as well as for burial expenses. The determination of the amount of damages also requires determination of what would have occurred in the future. These damages include, for instance, an estimate of the amount of earnings the person who died would have earned if they had lived. This requires expert testimony, such as a certified and reputable economist, to determine the deceased “future earning capacity.” Additionally, the survival statute permits recovery for the loss of “care, comfort and society” experienced by the survivors due to the absence of the deceased person.
If you lost someone in any of the aforementioned manners you might have a case in your hands. Please contact a wrongful death attorney, or a personal injury lawyer right away.
For a consultation please contact our Monroe office of personal injury and car accident attorneys at: 318-716-3118