Monroe Wrongful Death Attorneys
Legal Action After Losing a Loved One
If you are reeling from the grief of losing a loved one to an accident, then it could be unreasonable to try to add the pressures of a lawsuit onto your shoulders, too. But you also cannot ignore the fact that another party might owe you compensation and a sense of closure for the pain their mistake caused. To balance your grieving process with the legal processes of a wrongful death claim, come to Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers today.
Our attorneys are careful and compassionate whenever we work on a wrongful death claim. We give you the time and space you need to grieve while also keeping your claim moving. By handing everything to our team – like investigating the accident and calculating owed damages – you can be confident that you are seeking justice in your loved one’s name the right way.
Dial (888) 492-5532 to speak with a Monroe wrongful death lawyer now.
Undoing the Financial Toll of a Wrongful Death
The pain of losing your loved one in a tragic accident will only be compounded if their untimely death also causes you to fall into financial troubles. A wrongful death claim can be used to help you stay financially afloat while you grieve. Money cannot patch up the hole you are feeling in your life, but it can keep you stable, so we think it is important that everyone explore their options through a wrongful death case or a survival action.
Your wrongful death claim might be able to secure compensation that pays for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Cost of final medical care of the deceased
- Income the deceased would have earned in life
- Value of household services the deceased provided regularly
- Your grief and anguish
- Your experienced loss of companionship
Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Louisiana law only allows certain people to file a wrongful death claim. In most cases, there is a set order of people with this legal ability, too. People at the top of the list have the first opportunity to file a claim or decide to pass the opportunity to someone further down the list.
In Louisiana, the list of parties who can file a wrongful death claim are:
- Spouse and/or children
If no such party exists to file a wrongful death claim, then the ability might be passed onto a representative of the deceased’s estate through a court order. It is crucial that you work with an experienced wrongful death lawyer if you aren’t sure if you or anyone in your family has the legal grounds to file a claim.
Louisiana’s Brief Statute of Limitations
Louisiana has a brief one-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, which begins on the date of the death. Historically, courts throughout the state have upheld this statute of limitations rigidly. If a year passes and you have not filed your wrongful death claim, then you will likely never be able to file one.
This brief statute of limitations serves as another clear reason to hire a wrongful death attorney to help with your case. By allowing our lawyers to work on your case and progress it, you gain the benefit of knowing that you are avoiding possible missteps and delays. The sooner you let us work on your case, the better, so please contact us now before more time goes by.
Legal & Moral Support at Your Service
Our Monroe wrongful death attorneys are standing by to help you during such a difficult time. We believe that you deserve full compensation for your loved one’s death, so you can have the best chances of grieving and feeling like you will eventually be ready for the next chapter in your life. See what we mean by talking with our team today.
Whenever you are ready, dial (888) 492-5532 to reach our firm.