Those who have lost a loved one often face financial strain. The heartache they experience is devastating enough, but the expenses that arise after the accident often compound the tragic event. We help many people in communities across Southeastern America seek compensation. Our Kenner wrongful death lawyers are here to ease the pressure of financial strain that follows the loss of a loved one due to the reckless action of another.
We handle all claims in a timely manner and keep all our clients up to date throughout their case. We can do the same for you while you take this time to properly grieve and preserve fond memories of your loved one.
Our attorneys can handle the following in your case:
- Calculating the medical costs from the initial accident date to the time of your loved one’s wrongful death
- Gathering supporting evidence that shows the other party was negligent
- Identifying accident participants and their level of involvement
- Linking the injuries and associated damages to your loved one’s wrongful death
Call (504) 613-4771 to receive a no-obligation case review.
Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim
According to the Louisiana State Legislature Article 2315.2, the following individuals may file a wrongful death claim when another person causes someone else’s death:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse and child, spouse only, a child, or children
- If there is no spouse or children, then both of the deceased’s parents, either one of the parents may file
- The deceased’s siblings if the deceased did not leave a spouse, child or surviving parent
- All or any of the deceased grandparents if the deceased did not leave a spouse, a child, a parent, or a brother or sister
For a free legal consultation with a Wrongful Death lawyer serving Kenner, call 800-537-8185
Seeking Compensation for Wrongful Death Is Your Lawful Right
Legally, you have a right to seek compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one. We realize there is no amount of monetary compensation that can replace a human life. In Louisiana, however, you can pursue pecuniary damages, which are cost-value assigned items.
Our Kenner wrongful death lawyers can help you recover by filing a claim to receive:
- Burial and all related funeral expenses
- Lifetime earnings that will be missed including pension benefits
- Loss of affection, love, and companionship
- Medical expenses
For a free wrongful death case evaluation, call (800) 537-8185.
Your Case May Qualify for More Survival Claim Filing Actions
In addition to the primary wrongful death case filing, we may be able to file one or two types of survival claims for you on the behalf of your loved one.
Pre-Accident and Post-Accident Conscious Pain and Suffering
File this additional claim if your loved one experienced pain and suffering after the accident. The settlement amount is based on survival time and severity of the pain suffered.
This type of claim may apply to you if your loved one may have realized that the accident was going to happen just prior to it taking place. An example of this is falling from a tall structure such as a building.
The Basis for Wrongful Death Is Negligence
Our practicing attorneys understand Louisiana state law and the federal laws of justice. We realize that negligence does not always cause wrongful death, but wrongful death is always the result of someone else’s negligence.
Determining negligence involves these four components:
Duty of Care
As citizens, we are doing what we can to avoid accidents. For example, when driving, we stop at red lights, obey stop signs, and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. That is exercising our duty of care.
Breach of Duty
When an accident results because someone did not follow duty of care, it is a breach of duty.
After the breach of duty, there are identifiable injuries and property damages.
The evidence connects the breach of duty to the damages and injuries that resulted in the wrongful death.
Call for a case evaluation at no cost by calling (800) 537-8185.
Kenner Wrongful Death Lawyers Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim
Our accomplished Kenner wrongful death lawyers collect the appropriate files and analyze all of the evidence to strengthen your case.
Here are some of the documents we collect:
- Information in the coroner’s report
- Medical records and diagnoses
- Police reports about the accident
- Witness statements taken at the scene
- Any other items that help us build your strong case
We Are Ready to Answer Your Questions
The team at the Morris Bart law firm has a reputation for being transparent. If you have a question about your case, we are ready to answer it. Our clients frequently tell us they appreciate our professionalism, hospitality, and friendly service. It is our belief that they deserve nothing less. Your attorney will work on your case as quickly as possible; however, our goal is to ease your financial struggles and win the claim of compensation for you and your family.
Throughout working your case, you have our assurance that we will keep you up-to-date on its status. As always, you can contact us at any time of the day or night since we have phone attendants around the clock. Returning your call is our priority.
Louisiana Has Wrongful Death Filing Limitations
Louisiana law allows up to one year from the date of the wrongful death to take action. We recommend that you file as early as possible because the longer you wait, the higher the possibility that evidence could be lost or misplaced. Furthermore, witnesses are easier to track down shortly after an accident. Their recall memory tends to be fresher as well. All of this works to your benefit in pursuing the highest settlement amount for your family’s tragedy.
Contact Morris Bart, LLC Today
In a wrongful death event, it is difficult to grieve while finances related to the accident continue to accumulate. With a Kenner wrongful death lawyer’s help, you can seek justice for your loved one and begin to heal emotionally. Get a free, no-obligation professional case evaluation. Call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 today.
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