Wrongful Death

Monroe, LA Wrongful Death Lawyer

Experienced Guidance With Wrongful Death Claims

Any death of a family member is difficult. It can be especially heartbreaking if you know that the death was caused by another person’s negligence, wrongdoing, or illegal behavior. Wrongful death cases are sensitive and require the utmost personalized attention, which is why you need to contact Parker Alexander. Our office understands that your situation can be devastating and that justice deserves to be sought for your loved one.

Wrongful Death Claims: What To Know

The loss of a loved one in a workplace accident is a heart-wrenching ordeal. If you suspect that their death was caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.

When filing a wrongful death claim, it's important to keep the following in mind:

  • Evidence of negligence or wrongful actions leading to the death
  • The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Louisiana
  • Potential compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and emotional suffering

At Parker Alexander, our seasoned wrongful death attorneys are here to navigate the legal process with you and pursue justice for your loved one. Reach out to us for a consultation to discuss your case and explore the legal pathways available to you.

If you are currently experiencing the pain and frustration of an unexpected loss, do not hesitate to contact our Monroe wrongful death attorneys at (318) 625-6262.

Wrongful Death Compensation in Louisiana

Many times following a sudden death, people may have questions regarding the validity of their case. When you retain the assistance of an attorney, they take on the brunt of the legal work, from determining who is liable for the death to pursuing legal actions against them.

You can focus on grieving, not on legalities. Our team is well-versed in various Louisiana laws, as well as federal regulations. When you hire us, we work diligently to help you obtain compensation.

Compensation in a wrongful death can help you and your family with:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Unexpected medical bills and insurance claims
  • Satisfy wills and trusts
  • Compensation for pain, suffering and loss
  • Expenses left behind by the deceased

You should never face insurance companies, hospitals, or medical providers alone. If you have questions, you need to contact Parker Alexander right away. We are here to help guide you through this difficult time.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana is a legal action filed by surviving family members or representatives of a deceased individual who died as a result of another party's negligence or intentional injury. It seeks compensation for the family's losses resulting from the wrongful death.

How is compensation determined in a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?

Compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana may include funeral expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other financial losses. The specific amount of compensation depends on various factors, and an attorney can help assess the potential compensation in your case.

Can I pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if the responsible party was not criminally charged?

Yes, you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit even if the responsible party was not criminally charged. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, and the burden of proof is different from that in a criminal case.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In most cases, only people who are closely related to the deceased person can file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana. The state has a specific order of potential claimants to follow, too. If someone is eligible to file, they must first wait to see if someone else with a higher priority on the order wants to file on behalf of the deceased person or their estate instead.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana infographic

In Louisiana, the following people can file a wrongful death claim and in this order of precedence:

  1. Spouse or children
  2. Parents
  3. Siblings
  4. Grandparents
  5. Estate representative

Louisiana Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

It is also important to realize that Louisiana has a brief one-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. The statute will begin on the date of the deceased person passed away, not necessarily on the day of the accident that caused their fatal injuries or complications.

Once the one-year statute of limitations expires, any claim you bring against the liable party can be dismissed by the court without any chance of appeal or furthering the claim.

Contact Parker Alexander for a Free Consultation

At Parker Alexander, we understand that you may have concerns regarding your case and how you can move forward in obtaining the most from your suffering. You should not have to face this time in your life on your own. You need to work with our Monroe wrongful death lawyers. Parker Alexander has decades of legal experience in helping our clients receive the just compensation that they deserve.

If you are ready to move forward, or if you have more questions you would like answered, contact our office at (318) 625-6262 and schedule a free evaluation with our wrongful death lawyers in Monroe.

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