If someone else’s negligence led to the death of your family member after an accident in New Orleans, Louisiana, you may be able to file a compensation claim for wrongful death benefits. Working with a New Orleans fatal accident lawyer may help you under how to navigate the process towards receiving funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and lost future earnings you may be entitled to.
Every fatal accident case has unique elements, which means that you should consider contacting the Morris Bart law firm to learn more about your specific legal options. Contact our team for a free, no obligation case evaluation by calling (504) 613-4771.
We have been in business since 1980, representing surviving family members of fatal accident injury victims in New Orleans Parish. Our office may also offer legal services in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area, including the Northshore, Eastbank, Westbank, areas.
Types of Fatal Accident Cases Morris Bart, LLC Represents
Fatal accidents are those which cause someone to lose their life. What makes these types of cases actionable to potentially file a claim is that someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, whether intentional or not, may have caused your family member to lose his or her life, which resulted in financial, physical, and emotional harm.
A New Orleans fatal accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help pursue the compensation you may be entitled to for matters involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Offshore injuries
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team of New Orleans personal injury attorneys recognizes that bringing a fatal accident or wrongful death claim against an insurance company and liable third parties may be tough during an already emotionally challenging time. We may be able to give you and your family the respect, empathy, and dignity you deserve throughout the entire time you work with our New Orleans fatal accident lawyers if you hire us.
New Orleans Fatal Accident Lawyers Offer a Free Case Evaluation
Whether you are evaluating a settlement offer, considering an appeal, or heading to civil court, the Morris Bart law firm can hit the ground running if you decide to hire us to represent your case.
Connect with the legal team from the Morris Bart law firm for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation by calling (504) 613-4771.
For a free legal consultation with a Fatal Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Our Team Will Fight for Compensation on Behalf of Fatal Accident Survivors
Fatal accident cases are governed by Louisiana’s wrongful death action laws. As such, you may be entitled to file a compensation claim for your family member’s death if another person or entity negligently caused the accident that resulted in a fatality.
While each case is different, the New Orleans wrongful death lawyers from Morris Bart law firm has won compensation claims for past clients including:
- Unpaid medical bills
- Funeral, burial, and cremation reimbursement
- Lost future earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Lost benefits
You may find insurance companies will quickly come back to you with a wrongful death settlement after your loss. Before accepting an offer or denial, consider contacting the office of a New Orleans fatal accident lawyer to help avoid unintentionally weakening your case.
Our team can explain your rights, risks, and opportunities, and possibly handle the insurance companies and other attorneys to get you a reasonable settlement for your loved one’s and family’s harm if you hire us. Money may not address your emotional pain, but it may send a message to parties acting negligently while securing your financial future.
Louisiana Wrongful Death Laws Limit the Time You May Have to File
The statute of limitations is a formal term that describes the amount of time you have to file a civil court claim. The Louisiana State Legislature generally gives you up to one year from the date of your loved one’s death before you forfeit your right to the compensation you may be entitled to under Art. 3492.
If you attempt to file a claim after the statute of limitations passes, the opposing party may file a motion to dismiss your case because the deadline has passed. In most cases, the judge may grant the motion.
What to Do if You Think the Statute of Limitations Has Expired
There are few extenuating circumstances that a judge can permit if you missed the statute of limitations. However, you should still contact a New Orleans fatal accident lawyer to determine if your case might be an exception.
Hiring a New Orleans Fatal Accident Lawyer May Help You
A family member’s death is always devastating. Louisiana’s wrongful death laws may protect people in your situation according to Art. 2315.2. However, it may be a complex and highly technical system that could require the experience of a New Orleans fatal accident lawyer for efficiency.
Counsel Throughout Your Entire Case
The Morris Bart law firm is prepared to fight for the compensation you may be entitled to while keeping you aware of new developments. Our team may be able to update you on the status of your case and answer questions if you hire us.
No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Win
Your loved one’s death may have caused you to experience immediate financial harm. Instead of asking you to pay our firm a retainer upfront, we take cases on a contingency-fee arrangement, so our New Orleans Parish fatal accident lawyers do not receive payment for their services unless you win your case.
We May Travel to You if You Cannot
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand that not every client can meet with us face-to-face due to extenuating injuries or world circumstances. Our firm may be able to come to you or visit via video or teleconference.
Free Case Evaluations
If you are ready to speak with a New Orleans fatal accident lawyer about your family member’s death, consider contacting the Morris Bart law firm for a free case evaluation. Request yours by calling (504) 613-4771.
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