Wrongful Death Attorneys in New Orleans

Representing Surviving Family Members in Louisiana

Losing a loved one is a devastating and traumatic experience. When their loss is caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, it can be even more difficult to cope with. At The Burrell Firm, LLC, we understand what you’re going through and we want to help. Our New Orleans wrongful death attorneys handle cases with compassion and professionalism throughout Louisiana. We can guide you through the legal process and handle important tasks such as paperwork and negotiations on your behalf so you can spend more time with your family during this tough time.

For more information, call (504) 420-7575 for a complimentary consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana. We have offices in New Orleans and Ruston.

What Damages Can I Recover for Wrongful Death?

Following the tragic and untimely death of a loved one, you and other close surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation is based on the damages you and your family have suffered as a result of your loved one’s wrongful death.

Damages can be assessed for:

  • Lost wages that the deceased would have made had they not passed away
  • Benefits that the diseased would have been awarded
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses

The exact damages you will be eligible for and the amount will vary case by case. To receive a more accurate assessment of the damages you and your loved ones may be entitled to, meet with a wrongful death lawyer.

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are not an attempt to put a price tag on life—this is an impossible and insensitive task. Yet, if your loved one was killed in an accident that should have been preventable, such as a car accident or an act of medical malpractice, you and your family are likely reeling from the suddenness of the loss. Wrongful death claims help ensure that the parties liable for your loved one’s death are held responsible for what they did. They can also help you move on financially, as your loss may result in unexpected burial and funeral expenses, or the sudden halt of your family’s primary source of income.

How The Burrell Firm Can Help

Unfortunately, Louisiana imposes strict time limits on filing wrongful death claims. If you do not file a lawsuit within one year from the date of your loved one’s passing, you will be prevented from collecting compensation.

For this reason, it is imperative you do not delay in consulting with one of our New Orleans wrongful death lawyers. We have the experience, skills, and knowledge required to handle wrongful death claims from negotiation to litigation and to calculate the monetary damages you rightfully deserve. The Burrell Firm, LLC is proud to have been able to help families recover the maximum settlement in wrongful death lawsuits and we are ready to help you as well.

Contact us today to set up your free case evaluation.

Recent Results

  • $993,000 18-Wheeler Crash

    In the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the defendants offered their full policy limits of $1,000,000 minus what was previously paid.

  • $415,000 No Insurance = No Problem

    A New Orleans personal injury Plaintiff who was rear-ended by a company truck was able to settle his case just weeks after an unsuccessful mediation

  • $400,000 Company Truck Crash

    Plaintiff who treated for a fractured ankle and aggravation injuries to both the neck and back was able to secure a settlement in a very conservative jurisdiction.

  • $390,000 Prior Injuries = No Problem

    Plaintiff who treated for back and neck injuries as a result of an 18 wheeler crash was able to secure a settlement.

  • $350,000 Low Impact 18 Wheeler Crash

    A plaintiff was injured by an 18 wheeler suffering both back and neck issues as a result

  • $275,000 Uber Crash

    A New Orleans personal injury Plaintiff who was t-boned in a red light dispute was able to settle her case a week after mediation.

  • $269,000 He finally called Burrell

    After a year of going back and forth with the insurance who refused to do the right thing, they eventually paid over $19,000 more than their policy limits to settle the case prior to trial

  • $135,000 Only 10k offered to her previous lawyer

    Plaintiff retained another local advertising firm and was offered $7,950 to settle. She dropped the other law firm and retained our firm and we settled.

  • $115,000 No treatment for the first six weeks

    After being rear-ended by a company transport vehicle was able to settle his claim. Plaintiff didn’t seek treatment for six (6) weeks post-accident.

  • $110,000 Five Months Later

    Plaintiff was able to settle after only five (5) months.

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