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Posts tagged "Wrongful death"

Police sued for vehicle death

A badge does not necessarily guarantee safe driving by Louisiana police. Recently, a State Police trooper who was accused of driving 111 mph was sued in a wrongful death lawsuit and suspended from duty. His allegedly negligent driving led to the death of a 64-year-old motorist.

Helping file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult and overwhelming events a person can go through. However, when a family member is suddenly taken away by the negligence of another, it can make the situation more challenging and difficult to accept. No one wants to deal with the sorrow and emotion that follows such tragedy; nonetheless, in order to move forward and cope with such devastation, surviving loved ones should understand their options to hold a negligent party accountable.

What elements must be proved in a wrongful death suit?

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event to endure. It is even more challenging for individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere when a loved one is suddenly taken away from them due to the negligence of another. No one can ever predict when and if a fatal accident will occur. Even more so, surviving family members are never fully prepared to deal with the aftermath. Therefore, it is important to understand what recourses are available and how to pursue a legal action for the wrongful death of a loved one.

The basics of a wrongful death claim

The sudden loss of a loved one is a difficult event to cope with, and the matter could be complicated further if the negligence of another party caused or contributed to the death of a family member. If an individual or a family believes that a negligent party is at fault, whether it is a medical professional, driver or business, it may be possible to hold that company liable through a wrongful death claim. In order to file such an action, it is important that those filing the lawsuit understand the basics of a wrongful death claim.

Recourses available after the death of a loved one

The loss of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time for anyone; however, losing a family member in a sudden fatal accident is traumatic and life altering. It is a challenging event to process; still, family member must still face the obligations that go hand in hand with the death of a loved one. An unexpected death is likely to generate financial burdens and emotional hardship; however, if a negligent party is responsible to the fatal incident that led to the loved one's untimely death, there are recourses available.

Can a family recover for the wrongful death of an elderly victim?

Many inhabitants of New Orleans parishes have been fortunate to enjoy a long life. They have survived wars, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and more. Tragically, it is possible for elders to die as a result of the negligence of another. This blog post will discuss, in a general manner, what damages may be recoverable in a wrongful death case, where a senior citizen is the victim.

What damages might be recovered in a child wrongful death case?

The death of a child is the sort of thing that no family in Orleans Parish should go through, but unfortunately, many do each year. If another party is legally responsible for the child's death, families may want to know whether it is possible to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of a child. The answer to this question depends of the specific circumstances of the case. But, there are some general rules that apply in this heartbreaking situation.

Man working in refinery dies in fatal workplace accident

There are certain jobs in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana that are known to be dangerous and the employees and their families know that there is the chance that an accident can happen with injuries and death. Other jobs might not be as risky, but there is always the possibility that an unforeseen occurrence will happen and a fatal accident will happen. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident need to know of all the various issues they will be confronted with and how important it might be to their future to seek to be compensated in a wrongful death claim.

Answers to some basic questions about wrongful death law

Whenever an Orleans Parish resident is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, the loved ones of the victim may want to learn more about pursuing damages in a wrongful death action. We have answered some fundamental questions about wrongful death cases in earlier blog postings. Here we will address some more common questions and important distinctions in this area of law. Please remember that this is general information only and is not meant to be specific advice applicable to your unique situation.

Fatal car accident with police car kills elderly woman

When a person heads onto the road in New Orleans, there is the chance that there will be a car crash. In the most unfortunate circumstances, these accidents can result in a fatality. With any fatal accident, the family left behind will have to come to terms with the loss of a loved one in an emotional, practical and financial manner. This can be difficult. This is why when a fatal car accident occurs, those who are left behind need to be fully aware of their rights to seek compensation through a wrongful death legal filing.