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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Have you lost a loved one in a wrongful death caused by the negligence, recklessness, or the deliberate actions of someone else? Losing a family member is one of the most heartbreaking experiences anyone can endure. When such a loss is unexpected and never should have happened in the first place, it is doubly devastating, leaving family members in shock, grief, and uncertainty about how to move forward without the love, attention, and support of their loved one taken from them.

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If you have suffered a wrongful death, you can turn to our experienced legal team dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to clients throughout the greater Hammond area. We focus on compassionate help to the families of wrongful death victims with an aggressive approach in pursuing claims and lawsuits against those responsible.

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what you need to know about wrongful death

A wrongful death can occur in many ways, including the following:

Pedestrian accidents
Medical malpractice
Criminal attacks
Industrial accidents
Dog attacks
Airplane, helicopter, train, and bus accidents

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Could I Have Case for a Wrongful Death?

In Louisiana, wrongful death law is covered under Louisiana Civil Code Section 2512.2 which refers to it as a death caused by the fault of another individual or by an entity or corporation. The fault may be unintentional as well as intentional, as in the case of a malicious criminal attack. If the person who has died had survived, he or she would have had the legal right to pursue compensation for a personal injury claim. Since this is not possible, family survivors are given the right to seek damages.

Those who can file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana are as follows:

Surviving spouses and children
If none of the above, the surviving parents
If none of the above, the surviving siblings
If none of the above, the surviving grandparents

If no family members are available to file the claim, it may be filed by a representative for the deceased person’s estate.

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Statutes of Limitation

How Long Do I Have to File?

In Louisiana, you have one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting your right to compensation.

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