WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS
Losing a loved one in a preventable accident caused by someone’s careless conduct or neglect causes lasting pain and anguish. Your initial feelings of grief and sadness may be followed by anger about a preventable loss and the practical worries about how you will run your household and handle unanticipated expenses. Your family may be facing large hospitals bills, funeral expenses and the prospect of maintaining your household without the financial support of your lost loved one.
LEGAL OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS
The immediate family of a person who is killed as a result of another’s negligence has a legal right in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their loved one’s losses. Baton Rouge, Louisiana law allows a spouse, child or parent to file a wrongful death lawsuit after someone causes the death of their loved one. A spouse includes both married and common law spouses, and those who are legally separated.
A wide range of accidents causing fatal injuries may be the basis of a wrongful death claim in Baton Rouge, Louisiana including:
Drunk driving accidents
WHAT COMPENSATION MAY BE SOUGHT IN A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?
- Financial losses such as medical expenses and funeral costs;
- Loss of the deceased person’s future earning capacity, services and household support;
- Loss of parental guidance, counsel and instruction that a parent would have provided a child;
- Pain and suffering;
- Exemplary damages in certain instances when a death is caused by a willful act such as a violent assault or grossly negligent conduct.
HOW CAN I AFFORD A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER?
At Dathan Hill Law, we understand your family may be experiencing financial stress after a fatal accident, particularly if your lost loved one’s income provided support. A personal injury attorney at Dathan Hill Law will represent you on a contingency fee basis. That allows you to obtain high-quality legal representation without having to pay money up front. You will not have to pay any money unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf. It is our way of putting your family’s interests first. If we do obtain money for you, then we receive an agreed portion of the settlement as payment for our legal services and expenses.
CONTACT OUR ATTORNEY FOR A FREE REVIEW OF YOUR WRONGFUL DEATH CASE
If you have lost a loved one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana through the negligence of others, call Dathan Hill Law to discuss the way to move forward. We handle wrongful death cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other acts of negligence. Dathan Hill Law has an office inBaton Rouge, Louisiana to assist clients.