Death comes for us all, but when death occurs when it shouldn’t, it’s natural to be devastated. Here at Broussard & Hart, we understand the devastating effect that wrongful death has on families, and here’s what you need to know about litigating a wrongful death suit in the Monroe area.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is when a party is held liable for a person’s death. Any time that a person’s actions have resulted in another person’s death, it’s possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which is also known as a wrongful death claim.
These types of lawsuits can be filed whether or not the responsible party has been convicted of a crime. For instance, even if a negligent driver has been convicted of manslaughter for forcing your daughter’s car off the freeway, you can still sue that driver for wrongful death.