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Can You Recover for Your Grief in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If another person’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct caused the death of someone you love, and you are a qualifying survivor under Louisiana’s wrongful death statute, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim. A “wrongful death” claim allows certain qualified individuals to recover compensation from the individual or entity responsible for the death of their loved one, for the losses they sustained as a result of that individual’s death. This means that you can generally recover for “economic” damages suffered such as: burial and funeral expenses, hospital bills, lost wages and benefits, or bills for damaged property. It also means...

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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims.

Coming to grips with the death of a loved one is never easy. When that person died as the result of the carelessness or intentional misconduct of another, the impact on those left behind can be devastating. Wrongful Death Claims In General. A wrongful death can be the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct (for example, medical malpractice; workplace accidents; explosions; toxic torts) or can even be caused intentionally (e.g., bar fights; shootings, etc.). When an individual’s death is caused by the wrongdoing of another person or even an entity, like a corporation, the law allows the surviving family members...

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Is there any recourse for you if your loved one dies because of the negligence of someone else, say, in a car accident, trucking accident or due to a botched operation? Yes. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? When someone dies as the result of the negligence or intentional actions of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family can bring a civil lawsuit for “wrongful death” against the person legally liable for causing the person’s death. Which of the surviving members of the victim’s family can actually bring the wrongful death lawsuit, (i.e., who can be the “representative”) varies from state to...

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