Wrongful death cases pursue compensation when a person dies due to the fault of another person or other entity. To be more specific, a wrongful death case is a personal injury claim that cannot be be brought to court by the deceased victim and the surviving family member of the deceased must bring the claim to court to seek compensation for damages. Our firm is committed to handling all the legal aspects that will get our client the results they need. Ron Austin Law Firm understands the emotional toll that our clients are enduring after a death occurs. It is important to know your rights and get compensated as a direct result of the tragedy. Wrongful death cases are usually caused by the result of negligence, a risky product, car accident, or emergency room medical malpractice, or anesthesia malpractice. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney to help you win your case
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Our attorneys will assess the financial burdens that you or your family has sustained. Our first step begins with identifying who should be held accountable, assess your needs, and create a strategic plan to secure the financial future of your family. Our attorneys at Ron Austin Law Firm are determined to get you the results you are looking for.
Louisiana law states that the surviving spouse or children of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. If there are no surviving spouse or children, then the surviving parent or parents can file a claim. If there are no surviving parents, the surviving siblings can file a claim. If there are no surviving siblings then the surviving grandparents of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. If there aren't any surviving family members related to the deceased victim, then the estate of the deceased may bring forth a claim to the court.
The economic losses are described as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
-Lost wages and benefits
-Bills for damaged property
-Value of lost household services
Examples of noneconomic losses are described as:
-The pain and suffering the deceased victim suffered in their final moments.
-The loss of care and companionship suffered by family members as a result of the untimely death.