Trusted Wrongful Death Attorney Supports You after Tragedy in Orleans Parish
Experienced personal injury attorney serving Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest moments in life. If your family member was killed through the negligence of others, it is difficult to understand why it happened, and what you should do next. If your family member died wrongfully, contact us at The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC. Our knowledgeable, compassionate attorneys can help.
What you need to know about wrongful death cases in Louisiana
No amount of money can return the life of the loved one you lost. Yet money compensation is one way to help you and your family move forward after such a horrible loss. While being involved in a legal action may seem like the last thing you have time and energy to do, there are important points you should know as you deal with your loss, including:
What is wrongful death? If your family member died through the negligence of another, you may have a claim for wrongful death. It could have been a car or other crash, a medical mistake, a slip and fall, defective product, or a discharged firearm. A wrongful death action not only seeks money for you to build a better life going forward, but it asks for justice on behalf of your family member whose life was cut short through the fault of someone else.
Get legal help: When you involve an experienced wrongful death attorney after your loved one passes away, there is an opportunity to build a case while evidence is fresh. In a car accident, debris and damage that could help your case will soon be swept away. The memory of witnesses fades, or the witness could move away. Starting your case at the outset of the death of your family member gives your attorney the opportunity to investigate and obtain the detail and the documents you need—while you grieve.
Time limits: When a loved one dies because of the fault of another there are legal time requirements that impact whether or not you can file a claim, so consult an attorney as soon as possible after the wrongful death of your loved one.
In Louisiana, state law allows family members to bring a legal action against a person who causes the death of another. These actions can be brought by immediate family, including siblings, spouses, children, parents, and grandparents.
Money compensation for wrongful death in New Orleans
The purpose of a wrongful death action is to prove the fault of the person whose negligence fatally injured your family member. When negligence is found, you may be awarded money damages based on a number of factors 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, earnings, and benefits
The loss of companionship, guidance, and services
Each personal injury or wrongful death case is unique. It is not possible at the outset to guarantee a dollar amount of potential compensation. Whether through litigation, or through negotiation between attorneys outside of the courtroom, we have the experience and reputation to achieve the best possible money compensation based on the facts of your case.
Speak with a reputable, local personal injury attorney today
If you and your family are trying to understand the negligence that caused the death of a loved one, we can help.The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC have more than a decade of experience delivering dedicated legal representation on wrongful death matters. When you need experienced, trusted legal service, contact us or call (504) 486-0300 today.