Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that in wrongful death cases, the court will modify damage awards based on each party’s percentage of fault.
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Families of Children Allegedly Exposed to Toxins File Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The families of 20 children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Denka-Dupont plant in Laplace alleging negligence on the part of the plant that led to serious illness and death. The lawsuit alleges that children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to chloroprene, which caused serious birth defects, diseases, cancer and even …
Tragic Drunk Driving Accident on Christmas Eve Kills Young Mother, Infant Son
According to KATC, a fiery collision on Christmas Eve resulted in two fatalities. The crash happened on LA 1065 shortly before 9 p.m.
4-Year-Old Child Dies One Week after Sustaining Injuries in a Two-Vehicle Collision at Dangerous Intersection
The Shreveport Times reports on a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old child late last month. According to Louisiana State Police, the young girl sustained critical injuries in the collision and died one week later at the hospital where she had been receiving treatment. The accident occurred at the intersection …
Tragic Head-on Collision Kills One Man, One Woman, and Her Unborn Child
According to U.S. News, a head-on collision involving two vehicles resulted in the deaths of a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant
Louisiana Man Receives Reduced Sentencing for Killing 5 in a Fiery Road Rage Crash
According to The Advocate, a state appellate court reduced a man’s vehicular homicide conviction to negligent homicide earlier this month.
What Is the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?
Millions of Americans sustain serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions annually.
Rear-End Collision Involving 3 Vehicles Kills a 5-Month-Old Baby
According to WAFB9, a tragic rear-end collision involving three vehicles resulted in the death of a 5-month-old baby. Law enforcement officials claim the crash happened on I-12 on a Wednesday evening earlier this month.
Head-on Collision Kills Man Who Was Not Wearing Seat Belt
WAFB reports on a fatal head-on collision on LA 19 that occurred earlier this month near LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish.
23-Year-Old Man Dies in Head-on Collision
According to KLFY 10, a head-on collision on LA 724 has claimed the life of one person and left four others with minor injuries.
1 Dead, 2 Children Injured in Rear-End Crash on U.S. 165
One woman was killed and two children were injured when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck on U.S. 165.
When Does a Person Have Grounds for a Wrongful Death Claim
When individuals sustain serious injuries as the result of someone else’s reckless, malicious, or negligent behavior, they have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation from the liable party.
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Head on Collision on La.27
KPLC reports on a head-on collision on La. 27 that killed one person and injured another.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Marksville Accident Attorney Has the Answer
No experience can match the heartbreak of losing a loved one. This is especially true when a family member dies unexpectedly due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person.
Alexandria Man Dies in Fiery Accident Involving Two 18-Wheelers
An Alexandria man was killed in a five-vehicle wreck that involved two 18-wheelers.
When a Deadly Accident Strikes, What Are You to Do?
When an unexpected accident occurs, what are the appropriate steps you should take following the mishap?
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Louisiana
If you are trying to file a wrongful death lawsuit, there are many factors that you need to know. Each U.S. state has different rules regarding wrongful death.