The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. When your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence, feelings of anger, confusion, and helplessness make a traumatic experience even worse. Strongpoint Law Firm is here to help.
Who May File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Louisiana, only certain family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. The Civil Code identified four classes of beneficiaries who may file a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The surviving spouse and child of the deceased are the preferred class of beneficiaries. They have the first right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- If the deceased died without a surviving spouse or child, then the deceased’s father and mother may file the wrongful death lawsuit.
- If the deceased died without a surviving spouse, child, or parents, then the deceased’s siblings may file the wrongful death lawsuit.
- Finally, if the deceased died without a surviving spouse, child, parents, or siblings, then the deceased’s grandparents may file the wrongful death lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Louisiana has a very short statute of limitations. Very generally speaking, a Louisiana wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within one year from the death of the deceased. The facts that led to your loved one’s passing may affect the time limit for filing your lawsuit. As such, it is very important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
What Types of Damages Are Available?
No one can bring a loved one back, but compensation may be available to mitigate your losses. Strongpoint Law Firm can help you determine your entitlement to medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, lost support, and emotional suffering.
How Do Wrongful Deaths Occur?
Wrongful death cases can occur as a result of many different events, such as:
- Aircraft Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Criminal Behavior
- DWI Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Pharmaceutical Defects
- Premises Liability
- Product Defects
- Truck Accidents
- Vessel Accidents
- Work Accidents
Can Strongpoint Law Firm Help You?
Contact Strongpoint Law Firm today for the help you deserve. Strongpoint will diligently work to resolve the financial and legal aspects of your wrongful death case, allowing you to focus on your family. Jon Robinson can be reached at (985) 246-3194, or you can fill out the contact form and let Jon contact you for a free case evaluation. Contact Jon for a free and confidential case evaluation.