Is Your Family Suffering The Loss Of A Loved One?
A wrongful death is an unnecessary death resulting from the negligent actions of another person. Wrongful death cases often involve drunk driving accidents, reckless or careless drivers, defective or dangerous products, unsafe premises and faulty machinery.
When a loved one dies, surviving family members experience not only the grief of emotional loss but also frequently financial instability. Family members can speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss whether to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages following their loss.
Joubert Law Firm, APLC, has years of experience in a range of wrongful death cases. We will protect your rights to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death: Filing A Civil Action
While a successful wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back your loved one, it can help to pay emergency room expenses and funeral and burial costs as well as alleviate the uncertainty associated with loss of wages and future earning capacity. Wrongful death damages may also include monetary compensation for a family’s pain and suffering and loss of companionship with their loved one.
Family members who may file a wrongful death claim include:
- Father and mother, if no spouse or surviving children
- Brothers and sisters, if no surviving spouse, children or parents
- Grandfather and grandmother, if no surviving parents, children or spouse.
A wrongful death claim must be filed within one year of the accident.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
When your loved one dies, you suddenly have many important decisions to make. Call Joubert Law Firm, APLC, in Baton Rouge at 225-424-5399. Let our personal injury attorneys’ experience, knowledge and compassion help you make those critical decisions for the future well-being of your family. We serve clients throughout Louisiana.