It is commonplace in our society to refer to unfortunate and unexpected incidents as “accidents.” For example, every day throughout the country there are thousands of car “accidents” that are covered in the nightly news programs. Or, there are workplace “accidents” that leave workers injured or ill, unable to return to work. In the worst of “accidents,” a loved one might die.
Despite the way these incidents are labeled, the fact is that in many cases the “accident” in question was actually caused due to the reckless behavior or negligence of another party. A fatal workplace accident, for example, may have been caused due to improper training or a lack of safety devices. A fatal car accident could be caused by another driver’s lack of focus on the road or use of alcohol before driving. Whatever the circumstances, whenever a fatal accident occurs there are sure to be loved ones left behind to deal with the emotional and financial consequences.
At our law firm, we attempt to help families in New Orleans evaluate their cases for the potential to file a wrongful death claim. If there is liability for the accident on the part of another party, such as an employer, another driver or even a medical professional who commits malpractice, there is a chance that a wrongful death claim can result in compensation for the deceased person’s family members.
Overcoming the wrongful death of a loved one is a difficult process – something we know all too well at our law firm. But, we do our best to help family members recover the compensation they may be owed. For more information, please visit the wrongful death section of our law firm’s website.