Fatal Car Accidents
Mourning the death of your loved one after they were killed in a car accident can take a great toll on you and your family mentally, physically, and emotionally. What some people don’t prepare themselves for is the financial burden a death in the family can cause. If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident in Louisiana, not only are you responsible for funeral costs, but you may have to pay for the car’s repairs and/or medical bills for their last moments. Since I began my practice in law, numerous people have come to me with questions and concerns similar to yours. Put my experience as a wrongful death attorney to use so you can seek compensation for the untimely death of your family member or spouse.
How Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work?
If your loved one was killed in a motor accident near Monroe, Louisiana, that could’ve been avoided, but wasn’t because of another party’s negligence, then you may have grounds for filing a wrongful death claim. This claim will not put the person at fault in jail but will seek compensation from them to pay for the costs that you and your family have incurred since the victim’s untimely death.
Who Can File a Claim on Behalf of the Deceased in Louisiana?
In the state of Louisiana, those who can take legal action against the party at fault first falls to the spouse and children. If these beneficiaries decide against a lawsuit, then no other beneficiaries may do so. If the victim doesn’t have any surviving children or a spouse, then the responsibility then falls to their parents, siblings, and grandparents, in that order. No one outside of these family relationships may make that decision in any situation. If you are looking to sue the party at fault for your loved one’s death, I can help you prepare a wrongful death claim to begin the process of pursuing justice.
Who Can You Sue After a Fatal Accident?
Your options range from the vehicle manufacturer to the person driving the vehicle, most commonly the latter. If the person that killed a member of your family was using their phone, under the influence, fatigued, or otherwise driving while putting others at risk, I will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. In 2016, driving under the influence and speeding are two of the top three causes of fatal motor accidents in Louisiana, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They shouldn’t get away with their negligence on the road and you shouldn’t have to pay for it.
What Can You Receive Compensation For?
Many expenses come with a death in the family that is caused by a car accident. Economic expenses can include funeral expenses, medical bills including emergency services, loss of wages, lost household services, and car repairs. These expenses can add up, putting you into debt or worsening your existing debt by a drastic amount. Non-economic expenses are more abstract and can include the pain and suffering of the victim, you, or any other close family members. In either case, I will work diligently to gather evidence of these materials to present to the court in your favor.
Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Monroe, Louisiana
I understand that you are going through an exhaustingly difficult time in your life. When you decide to take legal action against the person that caused the death of your loved one, I will take the weight off your shoulders so you can put all of your energy toward mourning their death, celebrating their life, and spending time with your friends and family. Contact my office in Monroe, Louisiana, today to schedule a free consultation.
It is worth noting that seeking compensation probably won’t make you feel better emotionally, but it will at least relieve some financial stress that you may be experiencing. Here is more information on wrongful death lawsuits or you may contact my office if you have any more questions or concerns.