Attorney for Louisiana Wrongful Death Claims
The loss of a loved one is traumatic. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of someone else is especially difficult to cope with. Louisiana law specifically provides for the recovery of emotional, psychological and financial losses by the victim’s family members.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Louisiana law allows for the victim’s family members to bring a wrongful death claim in this order:
- The surviving spouse and child or children of the deceased, or either the spouse or the child or children.
- The surviving father and mother of the deceased, or either of them if he left no spouse or child surviving.
- The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, or parent surviving.
- The surviving grandfathers and grandmothers of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, parent, or sibling surviving.
What losses can I recover on a Wrongful Death Claim?
If you are within the category of family member who has the right to assert a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to recover for both the emotional and psychological pain associated with your loss, as well as the financial losses caused by the loss of your loved one. These damages can include loss of love and affection, loss of services, loss of financial support, medical expenses and funeral expenses. The value of your wrongful death claim can vary widely depending on the circumstances of your case. Rick Ely is experienced and knowledgeable in assessing and proving each element of damages of a wrongful death claim. In your greatest time of need, take comfort knowing that your wrongful death claim is being properly handled. Contact Rick as soon as possible to set a free consultation to discuss your case.