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New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Claim Lawyer in Louisiana
A “wrongful death” occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. Every state has a civil “wrongful death statute,” or set of statutes, which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate on behalf of the statutory beneficiaries, and the most common beneficiaries are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents.
To assist immediate family members in these terribly unfortunate situations, Louisiana law allows the surviving family members to make wrongful death claims and file survival actions.
The purpose of wrongful death claims and survival actions is to compensate the surviving family for the untimely loss of a loved one.
Types of wrongful death claims are caused by:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability / Slip and Falls
- Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Litigation
- Construction Site Injuries
- DUI-DWI / Alcohol-Related Crashes
- Products Liability / Dangerous and Defective Products
- Trucking Litigation / Semi-Truck Crashes
- Workplace Injuries
In our experience, every family’s needs in the aftermath of the death of a loved one are different. We also understand that it can be very hard to concentrate on the demands of litigation while grieving the loss of a family member. As part of our client service commitment, we are prepared to do whatever we can to help your family get beyond the pain of a sudden death.
Call Day or Night, Toll-Free: (504) 522-1000 or (855) 88-GIBBY
Gibby Andry’s office is available 24 hours a day to take calls from clients. We offer free consultations. Contact our New Orleans, LA office at (504) 522-1000 or (855) 88-GIBBY to discuss your wrongful death claim.