Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving New Orleans and the State of Louisiana
The loss of a loved one causes pain and grief that is often overwhelming. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of someone else can result in debilitating stress. You might be caught between trying to understand why and taking the next step towards healing. However, you don’t have to do it all on your own.
Although law cannot replace the irreplaceable, it can help you get back on your feet. At AKD Law, our attorneys have years of experience navigating wrongful death cases for the families of lost loved ones. With kindness and dedication, we help you receive the compensation you deserve so you can focus on picking up the pieces.
All About Wrongful Death in Louisiana
In Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Civil Code, a wrongful death claim is sought after a person dies due to the fault of another individual. A wrongful death claim is brought to the court by the surviving family of the victim, not the victim themselves. The death can be caused by a specific individual or as the result of a wrongdoing by a company or business.
The state of Louisiana requires specific individuals to bring a wrongful death claim to court including:
- The surviving spouse or child of the deceased individual
- The surviving parents or parent if there isn’t a surviving spouse or child
- The surviving siblings if there are no surviving parents
- The surviving grandparents if there are no surviving siblings
For those who file the wrongful death claim, compensation is available for pain and suffering. Damages sought may include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost wages and benefits, value of household services, bills for property damage, etc.
In Louisiana, according to the statute of limitations, family members are given one year to file a wrongful death claim in court, starting from the date of the victim’s death. If you file even a day after this time is up, your chance of success is much lower if not completely diminished.
You Need a Dedicated & Determined Attorney
To receive the compensation your family deserves, you need a dedicated and determined attorney who understands what you’re facing. The loss of a loved one is enough without the stress of court. That’s why the attorneys at AKD Law press on, helping you get back on your feet with the assistance your family needs most.
Our attorneys have successfully assisted families just like yours receive the result they deserve time and time again. The time is now to file your wrongful death claim. Place your claim in the hands of the experienced injury attorneys at AKD Law.
Call the Attorneys at AKD Law for Your Case Evaluation
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience for your family. Don’t try to face wrongful death court alone. Allow the attorneys at Alvendia, Kelly & Dermarest help you receive the compensation and assistance you deserve. To get started today, reach out by calling 504-200-0000 or send us a message to receive your free case evaluation.