A wrongful death claim can arise out of any accident. During the case, families can hold an at-fault party accountable for the death of a loved one in a fatal accident by proving the at-fault party's negligent actions caused the loved one's death.
Unfortunately, devastating accidents happen every day across Louisiana that tragically cut someone’s life short. The victim's loved ones can bring both a survival action and a wrongful death claim against the tortfeasor. Wrongful death lawsuits can involve a wide range of fatal accidents, such as auto accidents, dangerous premises, medical malpractice, on the job accidents, and more.
Am I Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim on Behalf of A Loved One?
In order to be eligible to file a Louisiana wrongful death claim, you must be a beneficiary of the deceased person. This means that immediate family members, including a spouse, children, or parents are eligible to bring the claim and seek damages. A wrongful death attorney will work to prove that the responsible party is at-fault and that the death was a direct result of the accident.
What Damages Can be Recovered After a Wrongful Death?
While a lawsuit cannot bring back a loved one tragically killed in an accident, it is possible to obtain significant financial compensation to assist with life after losing a loved one. Many times the loved one who dies in the accident contributed significantly to the finances of the family. Without this person's income, not only does the surviving family halve to deal with the grief of loss, they will also have to deal with the financial hardships that may follow. The immediate family members can claim the following damages:
Medical costs related to hospital care prior to death
Loss of future earnings
Lost benefits from deceased’s work
Loss of consortium
Survival actions also allow immediate family members to seek compensation for the pain and suffering for the loved one prior to his or her death.
Please call our Baton Rouge fatal accident lawyers at Cashio Injury Attorneys at (225) 402-5466 to discuss your case at no cost to you.
The compassionate lawyers at Cashio Injury Attorneys know that in the event of the death of a loved one, you may be overwhelmed with grief. It is our job to take the burden and stress off of you and handle your claim in a compassionate but aggressive manner giving you time to grieve. We have experience handling wrongful death cases on behalf of clients who have lost a family member in catastrophic accidents. We understand that money cannot erase the loss you have suffered, but it can help relieve the financial burdens that may interfere with your ability to grieve. Please contact the injury lawyers at Cashio Injury Attorneys for your consultation to discuss all of your option. As always, the consultations are free. Let us take the stress from you during this time.