New Orleans Wrongful Death Firm Provides Trusted Counsel
Tenacious personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping Louisiana families find justice
There are no words to describe the pain and grief of losing a loved one. However, if your family member perished because of the negligence of another person or party, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. At Venezia & Associates (APLC), we have represented wrongful death survivors across Louisiana for more than 20 years. Whether you’ve lost your loved one in a truck crash, slip and fall, or other type of accident, we use our experience and knowledge to help your family recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost benefits and wages, loss of companionship and other emotional pain and suffering, and other damages. Nothing can bring your loved one back, but we can help you take action against whoever is responsible for their death.
Compassionate legal team helps you file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana
According to Louisiana Civil Code 2315.2, a wrongful death claim can be filed “if a person dies due to the fault of another…” If you suspect your loved one may have died due to negligence, contact our attorneys as soon as possible. Using expert witnesses, we can investigate your case, gather evidence, and determine if you have grounds for a claim. In Louisiana, the following persons may bring about a wrongful death action:
Spouse and/or child or children of the deceased.
Father and mother of the deceased, or either of them if no spouse or child is left surviving.
Brothers and sisters of the deceased, or any of them, if no spouse, child, or parent is left surviving.
Grandfathers and grandmothers of the deceased, or any of them, if no spouse, child, parent, or sibling is left surviving.
Mustering the fortitude to file a claim after losing a loved one can be difficult. Our sympathetic legal team has helped numerous families across Louisiana find justice. Regardless of how your relative passed away, if negligence is to blame, we want to advocate fervently on their behalf.
Types of damages recoverable from a wrongful death and survivorship action
Contacting a lawyer and filing a wrongful death/survivorship lawsuit is often the last thing on the minds of surviving family members. Yet doing so may provide you and your relatives with economical and emotional damages that can ease the burden. Depending on your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:
Loss of consortium, service, and society
Unearned future wages
Medical bills (prior to your loved one’s death)
Funeral and burial costs
Since you only have one year from the date of your family member’s death, you must seek legal action as soon as possible. Our skilled attorneys can promptly assess your case and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim in Louisiana.
Contact a team of sympathetic New Orleans wrongful death lawyers today
Venezia & Associates (APLC) provides unparalleled legal support to families who are coping with the loss of a loved one. If you believe your loved one was the victim of negligence, we want to be your voice. Call (504) 486-3910 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our talented lawyers today.