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Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one in an accident caused by negligent or careless actions is grounds for a wrongful death suit. Louisiana Civil Code 2512.2  states that if a person dies due to the fault of another, the surviving family and dependents may file a wrongful death claim.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a legal term that describes the death of an individual caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. When someone dies in an accident, their family is overwhelmed by a sense of loss and confusion. Though friends and relatives do support you, added costs such as funeral expenses and those related to dealing with insurance companies also start piling up. The loss of financial and emotional support can weigh heavily on the bereaved family.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death claim can be filed by the surviving family members of a deceased. The ‘real parties in interest’ vary from state to state and some of them include the following:

  • Family members such as spouse, children, and parents of unmarried children can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Distant family members such as brothers, sisters, and grandparents too are granted this right.
  • Any person who was dependent on the victim financially can also take legal action.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims

There could be multiple reasons why a person may die without any fault of theirs. Some of these include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Defective products
  • Accidents at the workplace

Irrespective of the reason behind an accident, it’s crucial to seek justice. The attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess work on a no win/no pay basis. Therefore, your income level will not prevent you from seeking the assistance of an attorney.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

Call our office today for a FREE review of your case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

Wrongful Death Cases Are Complicated & Require the Assistance of an Attorney.

Contact Our New Iberia Team at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Today!

Benefits of Seeking the Assistance of a Wrongful Death Attorney

In order to sue someone for wrongful death, it’s important to prove that the death of the victim was caused due to the defendant’s negligence. Hammond wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than 20 years of experience in handling wrongful death cases with perfection.

Damages Warranting Wrongful Death Claim

Economic Damages

  • Burial Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Household Services
  • Future Loss of Benefits

Non-Economic Damages

  • Loss of Love
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Mental Pain and Suffering

Statute of Limitations

In a wrongful death claim, one of the most important considerations is time. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is one year. This is mainly because after losing a loved one, a lengthy courtroom battle is the last thing that you would want.

Dealing with a wrongful death claim after the death of your loved one could be painful and difficult. Moreover, grief may cloud your decision-making and priorities. The attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess ensure that your family is taken care of emotionally and financially.

Our solicitors need to be paid only after victory is achieved. We have the right skills and experience to ensure that your job is done properly.

 

DON’T DELAY, CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF L. CLAYTON BURGESS

WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY. HAMMOND, LA