A Wrongful death Action is a claim brought on behalf of the family of a deceased person when the death of their family member is caused by the negligence of another person or company. A “Wrongful Death” can result from the action or inaction of a person or company in any of the following ways:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck or Trucking Accidents
- Bus or Public Transportation Accidents
- Accidents resulting from Intoxicated Drivers
- Train Accidents
- Accidents involving Pedestrians
- Plane Crashes
- Boating and Watercraft Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction and Jobsite Accidents
- Industrial and Oil Rig Accidents
- House Fires
- Defective or Malfunctioning Product Accidents
It should be noted that the list above is non-exclusive, meaning as long as the death of your loved one occurred due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a claim. If you have suffered the loss of a family member due to someone else’s negligence, I understand that money cannot make you whole again, and it certainly will not replace what you have lost. It is important to remember, however, that you may be entitled to a monetary award relating to the pain and suffering your loved one’s death has caused you, the loss of income you have suffered, the loss of help around the house and support from your loved one and possibly other forms of damages. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, contact Jeff Green today to discuss your case.
If you feel you have lost a loved one due to a “wrongful death,” contact Jeff Green now for a consultation. Jeff will respect your situation and your privacy while evaluating your claim.
The Purpose of Wrongful Death Claims in Louisiana’s Legal System
Wrongful death lawsuits have two primary objectives—The first is to answer the important financial questions that inevitably follow the death of a family member you depended on. The second? To hold the wrongdoer accountable legally and financially to the fullest extent of the law.
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Louisiana’s wrongful death laws allow certain beneficiaries (family members) of the deceased to recover benefits upon the death of the deceased due to “wrongful death.” Dependents (Children) of the deceased are primary beneficiaries, meaning they have the first right to recover, along with spouses. Other family members, even siblings, may have a right of recovery as well. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine the validity of your claim.
In Louisiana, a family member of the deceased has one year from the date of death to file suit. Accordingly, it is crucial you speak to an attorney immediately to preserve your rights when you believe a wrongful death has occurred to a family member.
Jeff Green’s experience in litigating wrongful death lawsuits has taught him how to handle these situations with care and compassion toward the victim’s family and the will to win compensation from the negligent party. Contact Jeff Green now for a free consultation. As always, Jeff will front all the costs, and you pay nothing unless you recover money.