Losing a loved one is traumatic and heartbreaking. When the loss is due to the careless, negligent, or reckless acts of another, that sense of loss can be even worse because the death of your loved one was a senseless loss that should not have happened. Louisiana’s wrongful death laws provide you a legal vehicle to gain some measure of justice for your loved one.
The wrongful death attorneys of The Olinde Firm handle claims for wrongful deaths due to medical malpractice, defective products, motorcycle accidents, workplace injury, DUI accident, defective drugs, and automobile accidents. Regardless of why your loved one died, we want to help during this difficult time by offering support, compassion, and legal representation.
New Orleans Wrongful Death Lawsuits
We encourage you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Orleans wrongful death attorneys to get answers to all of your questions. Below are some of the most common questions about wrongful death lawsuits.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Louisiana wrongful death laws specify who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana. In most cases, the person’s immediate family members and dependents are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes the victim’s spouse, parents, and children. However, there may be other family members who are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in certain circumstances. If you have lost a loved one, you should always speak with a NoLA wrongful death attorney to determine if you have a claim under the wrongful death laws of Louisiana.
How Long do I Have to File a WrongfulDeath Lawsuit in Louisiana?
You must act quickly if you believe your loved one died due to the negligence of another party. For most cases, you only have one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Louisiana’s statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits may be affected by the circumstances of the case; therefore, do not wait to contact our office to discuss your loved one’s death.
What Damages are Available in a Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
No amount of money will bring back your loved one nor will it ease your pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the only civil remedy in a wrongful death lawsuit is a monetary judgment. When you lose a loved one, you may suffer a financial burden making it difficult to make ends meet. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you provide for your family by compensating you for funeral expenses, medical bills, and lost income.
A wrongful death lawsuit can also compensate you for your mental anguish, loss of companionship, and emotional suffering. Children under 25 years of age may also receive compensation for loss of parental guidance and companionship. You may be entitled to other damages depending on the circumstances of your case. Our New Orleans wrongful death lawyers will provide detailed legal advice during your free case evaluation.
Do You Need a New Orleans Wrongful Death Lawsuit Attorney?
If you have lost a loved one, we want to help. Contact the Olinde Firm by calling our toll free number 1-800-587-1889 or by using our online contact form to schedule your free case evaluation with a wrongful death attorney.