Let a New Orleans Wrongful Death Lawyer Fight for You
Trust attorney John S. Williams to handle your claim
The death of a loved one can be one of the hardest moments in someone’s life. If your loved one’s death occurred because of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, the mix of emotions can be overwhelming. You may be angry, scared or confused. Knowing what to do next can be overwhelming. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear.
Don’t give up. We want to help. At The Law Offices of John S. Williams in New Orleans, we have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of families throughout Louisiana. New Orleans wrongful death attorney John S. Williams has the knowledge and the skills you need to build a strong legal case. He has more than 15 years of legal experience. He thoroughly understands how the system works. He’s the wrongful death lawyer you want when it matters most.
Wrongful death cases can be very complex legal matters. That’s why some lawyers avoid taking on these tough cases. Attorney Williams believes strongly in holding people accountable for their actions, especially when they result in someone’s death. He has been a strong advocate for social justice and civil rights throughout his career. As your attorney, he will bring the compassion and dedication you deserve after your loved one’s death.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe an accident that results in someone’s death. In many cases, the death occurred due to the negligent actions or reckless behavior of a person or a business.
Wrongful death cases can involve personal injury accidents, including cases involving negligent security or premises liability. Wrongful death cases also often involve fatal motor vehicle accidents caused by other drivers. Other times, civil rights violations can result in someone’s death.
Whatever type of wrongful death your family may be dealing with, attorney Williams can thoroughly investigate your case and gather the evidence you need to demand the financial compensation your family deserves.
Who decides if a wrongful death occurred?
In general, it’s up to your family to prove that your loved one was a victim of wrongful death. You will need to provide evidence – often to a judge or a jury ruling on your wrongful death lawsuit – that someone else’s actions resulted in the death of your family member.
That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced wrongful death attorney on your side, thoroughly investigating your case. Without evidence to support your wrongful death claim, your legal case faces a steep uphill battle.
Attorney John S. Williams can be your legal advocate and fight for your family’s rights. A compassionate lawyer with a clear sense of right and wrong, you can count on attorney Williams to put your family’s best interests first throughout your legal case.
How much is my wrongful death claim worth?
What’s important to understand about the value of your wrongful death claim is the amount of money you should receive should cover the financial impact of your loved one’s death. Not simply the short-term expenses or financial losses your family experienced immediately after their death. Your wrongful death claim should cover the anticipated losses if your loved one had been able to live their life to the fullest, including:
- Medical bills for treatment before death
- Pain and suffering experienced by your loved one before they died
- Funeral, memorial, and burial services
- Lost wages, lost future earnings, and benefits
- The loss of companionship, guidance, and services
Each wrongful death case is unique. As a result, it’s not possible to guarantee how much your family’s wrongful death claim could be worth. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict obtained in court, your family’s claim could turn out to be worth thousands or millions of dollars.
Our goal at The Law Offices of John S. Williams is to advocate for the maximum financial compensation for your family. We have the experience and the reputation to secure the best possible money compensation based on the facts of your case.
It isn’t the amount of money we secure for families that drives attorney John S. Williams and the rest of his legal team to work tirelessly for families. It’s our sense justice. It’s about making sure people are held accountable for their actions.
Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Only certain people are legally allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana after somebody’s death. Specifically, the only people who can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit are immediate family members, including:
If you are eligible to file a lawsuit or claim after the death of a loved one, it’s important to carefully consider all your legal options. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can guide you through this complex legal process.
How much time do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?
Louisiana has one of the shortest deadlines in the nation for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadline in Louisiana to file a lawsuit or take other legal action after the death of a loved one is one year after the death of your family member. That deadline is known as the statute of limitations.
One year might seem like a long time. but the longer you wait to take legal action, the more challenging your case can often become. That’s because the facts you need to build a strong legal case can disappear as time passes. Without strong evidence, you might have a hard time proving that someone (or a business) is liable for your loved one’s wrongful death.
New Orleans wrongful death lawyer John S. Williams understands the urgency of your legal case. As an experienced attorney, he knows where to look to find the facts that matter, whether it’s reviewing inspection reports, physical evidence or other documentation. You can count on attorney Williams to dig deeper for the truth for your family.
Get a wrongful death lawyer who puts your family’s needs first. Contact us.
This may be your family’s only opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one. Get a lawyer you can count on to truly fight for your family’s rights. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with New Orleans wrongful death attorney John S. Williams. We’re conveniently located on Canal Street in New Orleans.