Wrongful Death Attorneys
Let Us Help You Honor Your Loved One’s Memory
When your loved one passes away in a tragic and untimely manner due to someone else’s mistakes, it will shock you to your core. You can feel stunned with grief for many weeks or longer. This can cause a problem if you should be filing a wrongful death claim against the party that caused your loved one’s passing. The longer you wait, the more difficult it might become to find evidence of liability and build a strong case.
If you think you’re ready, please call (888) 492-5532 and speak with the wrongful death lawyers of Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We can help get your case moving while you still pay attention to your grief and move through it in a healthy manner. Our firm is situated to provide legal counsel to people throughout Louisiana and Texas, so you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us if you live in either state.
What is a Wrongful Death?
When someone passes away in an untimely manner, it is always tragic, but it is not always a wrongful death as categorized by the law. Each state has its own rules for classifying a wrongful death, but the basic premise is that a death is legally “wrongful” if it happens due to someone else’s negligence that could have been prevented. In other words, if a personal injury claim could have been filed if the victim had lived, then a wrongful death claim probably can be filed because the victim passed away.
Common causes of wrongful deaths include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
There are four parties with relations to the deceased who can typically file a wrongful death claim:
- Estate administrators
Every wrongful death case is unique, though, and so are the rules for how they are managed based on the state that the case is in. The people who can file a wrongful death claim in one situation might not be the same in the next. Our firm can help you determine if you have the right to file a claim.
One thing that is fairly consistent among states is the assignment of an estate administrator if there is no viable party to file a wrongful death claim. If your loved one passed away and there is no immediate family member who can file a claim, then the court will probably choose someone who can file a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
Financial Compensation Through a Successful Case
No amount of money can undo the pain you are experiencing after losing your loved one. Yet financial stability can help you mourn by allowing you to focus on your grief, not your bills. For this reason alone, we encourage anyone who has lost a loved one to an accident to at least explore their legal options. You never know how much a financial settlement or award can help with your pain and sorrow until it belongs to you.
A wrongful death claim can usually secure these damages and more:
- Funeral and burial costs.
- Income the deceased would have earned in life.
- Final medical bills incurred due to the deceased’s fatal injury or illness.
- Pain and suffering endured by the deceased in their final days.
Texas and Louisiana have two different sets of laws for what compensation can be won in a wrongful death case. Our team is highly familiar with the laws of both states, though, so you can trust us to make the most of your case, no matter where you live.
We’re Ready to Provide Moral & Legal Support
Our Louisiana and Texas wrongful death attorneys are standing by to help you through this difficult and trying time. You deserve financial compensation and your loved one deserves to be honored by seeking justice against those who ended their life far too soon. It is our goal to achieve both – and we have the experience and know-how needed to make that happen.