Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Attorneys
Handling Wrongful Death Claims Across Louisiana
Nothing is more painful than losing a loved one because of the carelessness of another. Words cannot describe the devastation and pain you and your family suffer when something like this happens. All you know is thatit’s just not right. We agree. And we believe that the person who caused your loved one’s death should pay – literally and figuratively.
That’s why Day Law Group takes on wrongful death lawsuits and fights to win. At Day Law Group, we give you the legal and emotional support you need and the advocacy your loved one deserves.
- Lawyers with a deep commitment to our Baton Rouge, Louisiana community
- Experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys
- Lawyers who put our clients’ needs first
- Responsive, personable, and caring legal advocates
- Aggressive legal opponents who do not give up
- Lawyers who handle cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death
- A law firm that gets results
Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Whether your loss is caused by a work accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, work-related illness, an intentional act, or anything else, you suffer both emotionally and financially from your loved one’s death.
Often, the medical bills and other expenses associated with wrongful death can be an overwhelming burden for surviving family members to bear. While nothing can replace the person you lost, the aim of Louisiana’s Wrongful Death Act is to compensate you and other affected family members for any financial losses related to your loved one’s death.
Generally, the most significant financial recovery from a wrongful death action comes from the loss of financial support — in other words, these damages replaces the decedent’s wages or earnings and help support the family. Damages for loss of financial support include money that the deceased would have provided to the family for food, clothing, health care, education, recreation, entertainment, and gifts.
The recoverable amount is not based on the needs of the surviving family, but on how much money the court could reasonably expect the decedent to have earned, had they survived. Victims can also recover damages for the value of the services, society, and comfort that the decedent would have given to their family had they lived. Even the family of a stay-at-home parent, for example, could recover for their missing service around the household.
We understand that no amount of money can replace your loved one or compensate you and your family (including the decedent) for the pain and suffering you endured both before and after your loved one’s death. Still, when a person has carelessly taken the life of another, you cannot let that person escape justice, nor should you have to bear the financial burden of their wrongdoing alone.
If you file a lawsuit, Day Law Group can help restore a sense of justice after a devastating and preventable loss. Call us at (225) 465-1232 to speak to an attorney about your wrongful death suit today.
What Causes Wrongful Death Claims?
Any accident can lead to a fatality. Any accident caused by negligence can justify a wrongful death claim.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death lawsuits include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Fatal spinal cord injuries
- Defective products
- Fatal illnesses (like cancer and mesothelioma)
- Workplace accidents
- And more
Once again, you are entitled to compensation any time you are injured or bereaved by someone else’s negligence. If you’re not sure whether or not you can file a wrongful death claim, simply contact our Baton Rouge attorneys for assistance.
Let Day Law Group Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
At Day Law Group, we put our experience as wrongful death attorneys to work for you. We are committed to our clients and to getting full compensation for families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. We are aggressive advocates but compassionate counsel.
Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Louisiana?
Only certain family members can file for wrongful death in Louisiana. The surviving spouse or children of the deceased person always have the first opportunity to sue. If the deceased is unmarried or does not have children, the surviving parent(s) may bring about a lawsuit. In cases where the decedent does not have surviving parents, their siblings or even their grandparents may be able to pursue justice.
The state of Louisiana also recognizes family members who are related to the deceased person by adoption or marriage. This means stepchildren and adoptive children may also have the right to file. If the decedent does not have surviving family members, their estate may bring a wrongful death case to court. This will help ensure that those named in the decedent’s will get the compensation they deserve.
Most often, we work with people who have lost their spouses and/or parents. We understand what a difficult time this is, which is why we focus on being personable and helpful – always. The legal process can be intimidating, but your legal team shouldn’t scare you. We are here to put our knowledge and skill on your side, support you, and empower you during your worst moments – not make you feel small.
We serve all of Louisiana, we offer FREE consultations, and we do not get paid unless you win.