Wrongful death refers to a lawsuit which alleges that the victim was killed as a result of the negligent conduct or misdeeds of another. Often wrongful death suits arise as a result of auto accidents, personal injury accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, mesothelioma, dangerous or defective products, or other accidents, negligence or injuries.
Where the reckless, careless or negligent acts of another are the legal and proximate cause of the wrongful death of a decedent, his or her actions are often subject to personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits. The loss of a family member due to an accident or injury causes great pain, and turmoil as well as unimaginable loss within a family. Often the suddenness of the loss and confusion leaves the decedent’s family feeling powerless, and many questions unanswered.
While hiring a wrongful death lawyer in the immediate aftermath of a tragic loss may seem relatively unimportant, hiring the right lawyer is a critical decision that may dramatically effect the lives of the surviving spouse and family members.
Unfortunately, person or companies responsible for causing death are frequently not held accountable due to the failure of surviving family members to institute prompt legal action. All to often, critical evidence is destroyed in the days and weeks following a fatal accident, and complex state laws governing wrongful death may eliminate the possibility of recovery or bar legal action when certain legal criteria or time limitations are not satisfied. Surviving family members are strongly urged to consult with a wrongful death lawyer immediately.
Experienced personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys understand the complex legal issues, as well as the powerful emotional trauma involved in a wrongful death claim. An experienced wrongful death lawyer will vigilantly represent the rights of the victim, while assisting the surviving family members in a responsible, yet understanding manner. He or she can assist the members of the Estate by providing the family of a wrongful death victim with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and wrongful death claims, as well as survivor actions, Social Security Disability and Widows Benefits.
For a free review of your claim by an experienced personal injury lawyer, or to confidently request a free consultation with a lawyer who may be able to assist you with a possible wrongful death claim, please contact our office Houma office at 985-205-3448 or by filling out our contact us form.