New Orleans Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
Wrongful death attorney John S. Williams can demand the compensation you deserve
The death of a loved one can be upsetting under any circumstances, but when a family member dies in a car accident caused by another driver, the emotions can be overwhelming. You may be angry or frustrated. Knowing what to do next can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear.
Don’t give up. We can help. Our dedicated legal team at The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC knows how to help helping families during this challenging time in your life. New Orleans wrongful death attorney John S. Williams has more than 15 years of legal experience handling many different types of car accidents. He understands the laws that apply to fatal accidents. He knows how the legal system works. You can count on him to demand the maximum financial compensation your family deserves.
Attorney Williams also understands that these cases are about more than just money. You can count on him to guide your family through this complex legal process with compassion and dedication. A well-known civil rights lawyer, attorney Williams will work hard to hold the driver who caused the accident accountable for their actions. He will be your family’s voice for justice.
What are common causes of fatal car accidents?
Fatal car accidents caused by another driver happen for many different reasons. In many cases, it’s because the at-fault driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. More specifically, common causes of fatal car crashes include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Reckless driving, including speeding or changing lanes without warning
- Drinking and driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Whatever the cause of your loved one’s fatal crash, an experienced attorney can dig deeper to find the facts and uncover exactly what caused the collision.
Who can file a fatal car accident claim?
Only certain people can file a claim after a fatal car accident. That’s because these cases often involve filing a wrongful death claim, which often has restrictions on who can file these claims. Normally, the only people who can file a wrongful death claim after a fatal car accident include immediate family members. This includes:
- Spouse (husband or wife)
If you are not sure if you are eligible to file an accident claim in connection with a fatal car accident, an attorney can discuss your potential legal case with you. That way, you can put your mind at ease and learn more about your legal options.
How much is my claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to wrongful death claims associated with fatal car accidents. Each accident is unique. Some cases are worth thousands. Others may be worth millions. What matters is how much the accident-related expenses are for your specific case.
In order to determine how much your case is worth, an attorney should take into consideration all the applicable expenses and financial losses associated with the death of your loved one. These may include:
- Medical expenses associated with the fatal car accident
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Lost future income based on how many more years they would have worked
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
The financial impact of the death of a loved one can be staggering. You should not have to worry about these expenses. The at-fault driver’s insurance company should fairly compensate your family for your loved one’s accident.
Why should I hire a lawyer to help with my case?
Fatal car accident cases often turn out to be very complex legal matters. If you don’t have an attorney on your side, your family’s best interests might not get the attention they deserve. Some of the complications your lawyer can help you with may involve:
- The at-fault driver might try to claim they didn’t do anything wrong.
- The driver who caused the accident might try to claim your loved one caused the crash.
- The other driver’s insurance company might make a lowball settlement offer or deny your wrongful death claim altogether.
An experienced accident attorney knows how to handle all these situations.
How long do fatal car accident investigations take? Fatal car accident investigation procedures can take months to complete. Whether a loved one was lost in a rear-end accident or head-on collision, your lawyer can investigate independently and build a strong case in support of your wrongful death claim.
Your legal team can negotiate with insurance providers and their attorneys for the maximum financial compensation. If a wrongful death car accident settlement can’t be reached, your attorney can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf and make your case in court.
Your family has suffered enough. Get the help you deserve. Contact us.
Fatal car accidents can be very complicated. The time to deal with yours can fly by fast, especially in Louisiana, which has one of the shortest deadlines for taking legal action in the country. In Louisiana, you only have one year from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit or take other legal action. If you miss that deadline, you could miss out on your family’s opportunity for justice.
It's normal to have a lot of questions. Does accidental death insurance cover car accidents? How much compensation can be recovered for a car accident death? Do I have a case? We can help you get answers.
Demand the money you deserve. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. Accident attorney John S. Williams can explain your legal options and get straight to work on your case. You can count on us when it matters most.