Skilled And Responsive Representation In Wrongful Death Litigation
Few events in life are as devastating as unexpectedly losing someone you love. The grief is all the more difficult if their death was the result of someone else’s negligence, and therefore, preventable. Finding answers and pushing for accountability are often just as important in these cases as securing financial compensation. When you hire The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, however, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain all three.
Our firm has been litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases in Louisiana for nearly 30 years. And because we have vast experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, we can anticipate the arguments of opposing counsel. This often allows us to resolve cases quickly and favorably through negotiation or trial.
A Basic Overview Of Wrongful Death Claims
Personal injury lawsuits are well understood by the general public, but wrongful death matters may not be. An easy way to think about a wrongful death claim is as a personal injury case with injuries that result in death. Nearly any negligent act or intentional action that would warrant a personal injury suit (if the victim had survived) would also qualify for wrongful death litigation (if the victim died due to their injuries).
The other major difference is who serves as the plaintiff. Because the victim didn’t survive, a representative brings the case on their behalf. In Louisiana, the victim’s surviving family members are the only people who can bring a wrongful death action. In order of allowance, those family members are:
- A spouse and/or children
- Surviving parents
- Surviving siblings
- Surviving grandparents
These family members may be related to the victim by blood or adoption. We discuss the financial damages available in these cases on our page answering frequently asked questions about wrongful death.
Dignified Representation For Either Plaintiffs Or Defendants
Emotions run high in wrongful death lawsuits, and understandably so. Families lost someone they love and seek accountability. When our attorneys represent you as a plaintiff, we will work to convey just how important the victim was to you and others, and what the full impacts of their loss will be.
Conversely, if we represent you as a defendant or an insurance company, we will never minimize the family’s loss or trivialize their attempts at seeking accountability. Instead, we will focus on the facts of the case, including demonstrating (in some cases) that the victim’s death could be attributed to other causes or problems.
No matter which side of the courtroom we are on, we always strive to represent our clients and to conduct ourselves with dignity and respect for all involved in the legal process.
Discuss Your Case With Us In A Free Consultation
The Truitt Law Firm, LLC has offices in Covington and Metairie, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. If you’d like to learn more about how our skilled attorneys can help you, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 985-273-0900 or submit an online contact form.