Wrongful Deaths In Shreveport, Louisiana
For over a decade, my firm, the Law Office of Alan Stegall
, has offered diligent and effective service to the families of victims of wrongful death. I take pride in offering my clients help for complex legal problems, such as proving wrongful death. Contact my office at 318-221-8000
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. The defendant could be an individual, a company, government entity or any organization whose negligence or recklessness led to the death. In Louisiana, there is a one-year statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims. It is important to work with an experienced Shreveport wrongful death attorney 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 defendant acted intentionally, negligently or recklessly and that their actions or negligence was causally connected to the victim’s death. That is were an experienced attorney can make a real difference in investigating and building the case for liability.
How Is A Wrongful Death Compensated?
The survivors may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of the person’s earnings or potential earnings
- Loss of health and medical benefits
- Loss of household services the victim had provided
- Loss of the deceased’s companionship, care. guidance and emotional support
- The survivors’ grief and anguish
Let Us Take Care Of Everything
This is a trying time for your family, but it is important to preserve evidence and preserve your rights under the statute of limitations. Leave all the details to the Law Office of Alan Stegall. Call my Shreveport office at 318-221-8000 or contact me online. I provide a free consultation, and I handle wrongful death cases in both Louisiana and Texas.