Losing a loved one is always difficult for the surviving family. If a loved one passed away because of another person’s negligence, their loss can have both emotional and financial implications. Our lawyer, who handles wrongful death cases in our New Orleans office, can help you prove the cause of your loved one’s death, identify the at-fault party, and pursue financial compensation.
Our attorney will help you build your claim or lawsuit against the liable party. We negotiate a financial settlement and take care of all communication with the insurance company. This gives you time to focus on putting your family’s life back together.
Our Team Helps Your Family Recover Compensation
The loss of a beloved family member takes time to process and accept, and you might have a hard time coping with their death. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking away on the statute of limitations to hold the at-fault party financially responsible for your loss.
According to CC Art. 3492, you generally have one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party whose negligence led to your loved one’s untimely demise.
We will Prepare Your Case
While your family members are coping with their emotional recovery, our team can make sure your lawsuit is filed on time. We may also start compiling the information we need to fight for compensation on your behalf, such as your loved one’s:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Accident report
- Injury report
- Death certificate
We may also request copies of your loved one’s tax forms or other income records and their will or estate plan. If available, we can collect statements and testimonies from anyone who witnessed the cause of their death.
If you are interested in filing a wrongful death claim, a New Orleans wrongful death lawyer may start on your case as soon as you become a client.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Damages You Might Recover in a Wrongful Death Case
When a family unexpectedly loses a loved one, the individual’s death may have a long-lasting financial impact on the surviving family members. In wrongful death cases, a family not only loses the deceased member’s financial contributions, but they also lose their loved one’s support, guidance, and contributions to the family’s logistics.
According to CC Art. 2315, you may be able to seek financial recovery for the following expenses and losses:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of society
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
Our case assessment team might also be able to help you win awards to compensate you for your mental and emotional anguish. You can review the circumstances of your loved one’s death and the financial impact it had on your family with a member of our team.
Verdicts and Settlements for Our Clients
Our legal team has recovered more than $200 million in cash settlements and verdicts for our clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal practice amongst our lawyers, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers relentlessly pursues compensation and justice for you and your loved ones.
Here are a few of our recent legal victories:
- $23 million judgment for a mother’s wrongful death
- $17 million trial verdict for patients who were unfairly billed
- $7 million judgment for an injured 18-wheeler truck driver
- $5.5 million settlement for an injured maritime worker
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in Louisiana?
The loss of a family member may impact the entire family and a wide circle of friends and colleagues. Louisiana law has restrictions on who may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. CC Art. 2315.2 entitles the following family members to receive financial compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one:
- The decedent’s surviving spouse
- The decedent’s surviving children
- The decedent’s surviving parents
Under certain circumstances, if there are no other qualifying individuals, the decedent’s surviving siblings, grandparents, or other relatives might be entitled to financial recovery.
A lawyer can start building your case by defining your relationship with the decedent and establishing your right to receive financial compensation. Your lawyer may also help you evaluate your losses and calculate the financial value of your family’s potential compensation claim.
You Might Avoid Going to Court
After your lawyer establishes a value for your compensation claim, they might be able to negotiate a financial settlement with the party whose negligent actions led to the loss of your loved one. If your lawyer can reach a financial settlement, you may be asked to:
- Sign paperwork that permanently relieves the at-fault party of any further financial responsibility
- Agree to the proposed settlement offer; only you can make this decision
The role your lawyer plays in your settlement negotiations can be critical. They can help ensure you do not accept a settlement offer that is too speedy or does not fairly cover the financial impact of your loved one’s death.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fights for You
Our team is committed to helping your family seek justice against the negligent party who caused your loved one’s death. We understand your family may still be grieving and need time to settle personal matters, which is why we want to lend our support and take the lead on your case.
To allow your family to cope with their loss, we may:
- Prepare your lawsuit
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Build a comprehensive case file
- Keep you updated on your case
- Represent your case at trial if needed
Our team is committed to the success of your compensation claim. If you and your family lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you might be entitled to collect financial compensation for your loss.
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Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Can Help You and Your Family Seek Justice
A wrongful death lawyer in New Orleans may help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party if their negligence led to your family’s loss. You should not have to suffer financially for someone’s reckless act.
You may also prevent another family from experiencing a similar tragedy. For example, if your loved one died because of a habitual drunk driver, your action could finally remove this menace from New Orleans roadways.
Pursing compensation and justice can also help you and your loved ones find closure and peace.
Get a Free Consultation Today
Call (504) 777-7777 for a free consultation with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. Our New Orleans-based lawyer can help you and your loved ones understand your legal rights in your wrongful death case, how much compensation you could recover, and protect you against unscrupulous insurance companies.