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Wrongful Death Lawyers 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 wrongful death lawyers in New Orleans 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) 688-7728 for a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney in New Orleans.

How Much Are Wrongful Death Settlements in Louisiana?

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 in New Orleans.

What is Considered a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is when a person dies due to someone else's negligence or misconduct. There can be multiple factors and situations that can cause a wrongful death. Here are some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths:

  • Car/Auto accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim in Louisisana?

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.

Is there a Time Limit to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Louisiana?

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 attorneys. 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.

Are you in need of a wrongful death lawyer in Louisiana? Contact our New Orleans wrongful death lawyers to set up your free case evaluation.

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