Wrongful Death

Bossier City Wrongful Death Attorney

Fighting For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones in Louisiana

The death of a loved one is always difficult to bear. When this death was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, the resulting grief and anger can be even more pronounced. Perhaps the best thing you can do after losing a family member unexpectedly (and unnecessarily) is to contact a personal injury attorney with experience in wrongful death litigation.

Though a lawsuit may seem like the last thing you want to do during the grieving process, too much is at stake to simply let things go. The future well-being of your family and the broader cause of justice both hang in the balance. The sooner you act, the sooner a measure of recompense can be made on your loved one's behalf.

Contact us online or call us at (318) 719-7515 today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Bossier City wrongful death lawyer.

Common Causes Of Wrongful Death 

At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, we understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a fatal injury, especially one that could have been prevented. For more than 30 years, we've been helping the residents of Bossier City, Shreveport, Minden, and the surrounding communities cope with accidental injury and death. We're ready to help you too.

Some of the types of wrongful death claims we handle include:

Because we've walked this road before, we can help you walk it the first time-sparing you from as many of the legal stresses as possible. Compensation won't bring a beloved parent, spouse, or child back from the grave, but it will provide for your material needs while helping deter similar acts of negligence in the future.

Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one is an indescribable tragedy, and when that loss is because of the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, seeking justice becomes paramount. In Louisiana, the right to file a wrongful death claim is reserved for specific family members or beneficiaries. The eligible parties typically include:

  • Immediate Family Members: Spouses, children, and parents of the deceased are usually the primary beneficiaries with the right to file a wrongful death claim.
  • Siblings: In certain circumstances, siblings may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, especially if there are no surviving spouses, children, or parents.
  • Extended Family Members: Dependents and other relatives who were financially dependent on the deceased may also be qualified to pursue a wrongful death claim.
  • Life Partners: Individuals who can demonstrate that they were financially dependent on the deceased and were in a committed relationship akin to marriage may also have the right to file a claim.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Claim in Louisiana?

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Louisiana is generally one year from the date of the deceased person's passing. While this might seem like a reasonable amount of time, it is crucial to initiate legal proceedings promptly. Gathering evidence, conducting investigations, and building a robust case all require time and diligence. Failing to file within this timeframe may lead to the forfeiture of your right to pursue compensation.

Certain situations may warrant exceptions to the one-year statute of limitations. For example, if the cause of death is not immediately apparent or if the responsible party intentionally conceals information, the clock may start ticking from the date when the cause of death is discovered or should have been found through reasonable diligence.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions can be devastating. At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, we understand the emotional and financial burdens that come with such a loss. Our compassionate team is dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of your loved one and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. When pursuing a wrongful death case, it is important to consider the following:

  • The financial impact of the loss, including medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of income
  • The emotional toll on the surviving family members
  • The potential future earnings and benefits that the deceased would have provided
  • The pain and suffering endured by the deceased before their passing

Our experienced Bossier City wrongful death attorney will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation possible. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don't pay any fees unless we win your case.

At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, your initial consultation is free, and you don't have to pay anything out of pocket. Contact us today to schedule a meeting with our Bossier City wrongful death attorney.

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