By definition, a wrongful death is when someone dies due to the negligent, reckless, or deliberate behavior of someone else. A wrongful death can occur in a number of situations. 45,000 people die each year in motor vehicle accidents. Almost 6,000 people are fatally injured in workplace accidents. And a staggering 90,000 deaths occur each year due to medical malpractice alone. Other causes of wrongful death include nursing home abuse, defective drugs, dog bites, exposure to toxic materials, and defective products.
Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When your family member’s death was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the family of the victim can pursue a wrongful death claim for the deceased’s medical bills, loss of wages, funeral, burial expenses and other financial losses.
The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and vary from state to state. We know that during your grieving period, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit is not on the top of your mind, but many states require wrongful death cases to be filed within a specific time period. You need an experienced wrongful death attorney familiar with each state’s applicable statute of limitations.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Contact a Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyer
We know nothing can bring a loved one back, but holding the responsible party accountable for their actions can provide some closure. The Lambert Firm has handled many wrongful death cases over the years and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. The Lambert Firm has been handling Louisiana wrongful death cases for over 35 years. Our experienced team of trial lawyers will work hard to get you the best possible result. Contact our New Orleans trial lawyers today.