Wrongful Deaths in Shreveport, LA

For over a decade, the Law Office of Alan Stegall has offered diligent and effective service to the families of victims of wrongful death. Alan Stegall takes pride in offering his clients help for complex legal problems, such as proving wrongful death. Contact the Law Office of Alan Stegall at 318-221-8000.
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What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is when the death of a person is caused by the negligence of another. Wrongful death lawsuits are generally filed by the family of a deceased person against the party responsible. This can include an individual, company, business, government entity, or any organization whose negligence or recklessness lead to the death. In Louisiana, there is a one-year statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims. It is important to work with the experienced Shreveport wrongful death attorney Alan Stegall in order to efficiently file your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

Louisiana law states that dependents and immediate family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes the deceased's spouse, children or parents.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, surviving family members must prove that the death of their loved one was a result of the responsible party's negligence. In order to do so, the family must be able to show that:
  • The victim's death was caused by the defendant
  • The defendant intentionally, negligently or recklessly caused the victim's death or is strictly liable
  • The existence of surviving dependents or beneficiaries
As the result of a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings or potential earnings, loss of health and medical benefits, loss of goods and services that could have been provided by the victim, loss of inheritance, loss of care, protection, and companionship.