Answers To Common Questions About Wrongful Death Litigation
A fatal accident can alter the lives of everyone close to the victim. Though no amount of money can change a devastating loss, striving for full and fair compensation may offer you and your family a tiny bit of solace. Our attorneys at The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, with offices in Covington and Metairie, can guide you through the wrongful death claim process with compassion and diligence. We will advocate to bring justice for your loved one.
Below, you’ll find answers to questions that clients commonly ask about wrongful death claims in Louisiana. After reading, please contact us to discuss your own questions and concerns in a free initial consultation.
What is considered a wrongful death?
Wrongful death is when another person is negligent and causes death. A wrongful death claim can be brought when a person is killed due to the legal fault of another person. That person can be a careless driver who causes a vehicle collision or an employer with unsafe work conditions that results in an employee’s death, among other situations.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Surviving loved ones of a person who has died due to the negligence of another may file a wrongful death claim to seek financial compensation for their loss. Survivors can include a spouse, children and parents. The types of losses you can seek compensation for can include:
- Future lost salary of the deceased
- Lost companionship
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Vehicle damage and replacement
Our attorneys will carefully analyze the details of your case to assess all possible damages. Our goal is to maximize your compensation while holding the at-fault party legally liable.
How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?
The time limit to bring a wrongful death suit in the state of Louisiana is short. A claim of this type must be brought within 12 months of the victim’s death.
Survivors Can Learn More In A Confidential Consultation
If someone you love died because of negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. Our caring, compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to help. To discuss your legal options during a free and confidential consultation, call us at 985-273-0900 or request a consultation using our convenient online contact form.