Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Know Your Rights and Get Proper Representation

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Do you know your rights in the event of the wrongful death of a loved one?

Surviving family members are entitled to both general and special damages in a wrongful death claim.  General damages include the mental anguish, grief, and loss of love, affection, and companionship suffered by the family member.  Special damages include loss of support, related medical bills, funeral expenses, and other specific expenses related to the death.

Statutory law identifies which famlly members are entitled to bring a wrongful death claim.  As you would expect, those qualified to bring a wrongful death claim always include a surviving spouse and the decedent’s children.  If there’s no surviving spouse or child, other more distantly related family members may qualify to bring a claim.  If you have any question as to who is qualified to bring a wrongful death claim, contact us for a consultation today.

In addition to wrongful death damages, survival damages are also recoverable.  Survival damages are those damages that the decedent suffered before death.  A decedent’s conscious pain, suffering, fear, and mental anguish are damages that are distinct from the wrongful death damages suffered by a surviving family member.

There are state specific statutes of limitations for the filing of wrongful death lawsuits, so you are wise to contact a lawyer experienced in similar cases for counsel at your time of loss.

An attorney practiced in pursuing wrongful death lawsuits will know your rights and help you determine if you have a legitimate case.  Many times, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is the first option for providing family members with the facts surrounding the death of their loved one.  The lawyers of Broussard-Hart understand the deeply emotional situation you are in and the frustrations you feel.  We will endeavor to protect your family from further pain.  Our best efforts will focus on proving the defendant’s responsibility in the cause of death, and with compassion and strength, we will convey the significant depth of your loss.  You are best served by not accepting any offer of settlement without having obtained proper legal representation.  With sympathy and skill, the lawyers of Broussard-Hart will guide your wrongful death lawsuit to success.

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