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Wrongful death can happen at any time and place. The process of filing an insurance claim, dealing with all of the insurance companies involved, and proving fault can be confusing and overwhelming. You aren’t sure who you can trust or who you should even be speaking to.

Our professional wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to helping injured clients navigate this process for them.

We know how confusing it can be to deal with insurance questions as well as a complex legal system that can make it difficult to prove fault.

That’s why our top priority is taking care of our clients throughout the entire process at every step. From filing your claim, negotiating the best possible settlement amount, or representing you in court – we have 24/7 access to your case from start to finish.

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    Kenny is dedicated to helping you recover from your accident. We can help you make a claim for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

    To learn more about your rights after an accident, call us today at 855-GO-KENNY.

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    FAQ Wrongful Death Accident Cases

    Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?

    If you lose a loved one because of the careless, reckless or intentional acts of another person or party, Louisiana law entitles you to seek retribution via a wrongful death lawsuit. You may initiate a wrongful death claim following several types of incidences, including car accidents, nursing home abuse, mass transit accidents, medical malpractice, work accidents and more.

    What Are the Elements of Wrongful Death?

    To have a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, you must establish specific elements. Louisiana requires you to demonstrate that your loved one’s death did not occur because of either a natural event or his or her own careless, reckless or intentional behavior. The elements of wrongful death are as follows:

    • A person died.
    • The defendant contributed to the death via either willful acts or careless or reckless behavior.
    • The defendant had a duty of care to conduct him or herself in such a way as to not cause harm to others.
    • The defendant breached said duty of care.
    • The breach of duty resulted in the accident or incident that caused the wrongful death.
    • Your family suffered monetary injury because of the untimely death.

    Though these elements seem straightforward enough, establishing them may prove difficult. An experienced Louisiana wrongful death attorney can help you gather the evidence necessary to build a winning case and secure justice for you, your family and your deceased loved one.

    Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Louisiana law is strict about who may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Per Louisiana Civil Code 2315.2, only the following persons may bring about a wrongful death action:

    • The surviving spouse OR child or children of the deceased, or the surviving spouse AND child or children of the deceased
    • If no surviving spouse or children exist, the surviving mother and/or father of the deceased
    • If no surviving spouse, children or parents exist, the surviving sisters and/or brothers of the deceased
    • If no surviving spouse, children, parents or siblings exist, then the maternal and/or paternal grandparents of the deceased

    Louisiana law makes note of two important details. The first is that survivors via adoption or marriage have the same rights as biological family members. The second is that, if a mother or father abandoned the deceased during his or her minority years, he or she loses all rights as a survivor.

    How Long Do You Have To Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Each state maintains what the law refers to as a “statute of limitations” on various types of legal actions. The statute of limitations dictates by when a person must file an action before he or she loses his or her right to recovery. Per Louisiana law, the statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit is one year from the date of death. If you and your family fail to file your claim within the one-year period, you will almost certainly lose your right to do so at all.

    What Damages Can I Claim From a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    In a personal injury lawsuit, the deciding parties award compensation for the victim’s personal losses. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the courts intend for any awards or settlements to compensate surviving family members for the losses they endured because of the victim’s death. The damages in a wrongful death suit can be economic or non-economic and may include the following:

    • Funeral and burial costs
    • Loss of earnings and benefits
    • Medical expenses
    • The value of household services the deceased person would have provided
    • Loss of companionship
    • Loss of parental guidance
    • Loss of emotional support
    • Grief and anguish

    Your Louisiana wrongful death attorney can help you identify your losses and value you them for your claim’s sake.

    Do I Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

    Though the law does not dictate that you hire a wrongful death attorney, it may be in your best interests to do so. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be emotionally challenging, especially given that you only have one year from the date of death to file. The legal process may also prove complex, as it is riddled with strict requirements and deadlines. A wrongful death lawyer can provide both sound guidance and emotional support along your path to justice. With the right team on your side, you can confidently hold the at-fault party accountable and, in the process, move forward with your life in the most positive manner possible.

    Consulting with a wrongful death attorney will cost you nothing, but it could result in an invaluable partnership. At the very least, schedule a free consultation with a Louisiana wrongful death lawyer to explore your options for recovery. Contact Kenny Habetz Injury Law today.

    Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Losing a loved one is hard. Losing a loved one unexpectedly and at the hands of a negligent party, however, can be downright devastating.

    When your family loses a loved one to a singular event, such as an accident or crime, you may find yourself in a difficult situation. Not only do you need to grieve your loss appropriately but also, you must plan for a future that does not include the deceased. From accounting for the emotional void to trying to compensate for lost income, there are several considerations you must make in the weeks, months and years following the incident.

    Fortunately, state law does allow you to pursue retribution via a wrongful death lawsuit. Though no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, it can help ease the financial burden you will likely endure because of funeral expenses, lost income, lost benefits and more. It can also give you the financial cushion you need to grieve properly. Most importantly, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you hold the at-fault party legally accountable for your loved one’s death and your family’s losses.

    A wrongful death lawsuit may be exactly what you need to make your family whole again. However, know that the process for pursuing one is often lengthy and complex. To increase your odds of obtaining a successful outcome, entrust your case to a wrongful death lawyer in Louisiana. The team at Kenny Habetz Injury Law has the experience, resources and compassion to guide your family through this hard time and toward a favorable outcome.

    What Is Wrongful Death?

    Wrongful death refers to a legal action that arises when one party’s negligence or intentional misconduct causes the death of another. Wrongful deaths are unexpected and avoidable.

    A wrongful death action is similar to a personal injury lawsuit in that one party sues another for the damages that the second party’s careless or reckless behavior caused. The main difference between a personal injury lawsuit and wrongful death lawsuit — aside from who brings the cause of action — lies in the damages. Whereas a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit sues for his or her own damages, such a medical expenses and lost wages, a plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit attempts to recover the losses that stem from another person’s death, such as loss of household income, household support and companionship.

    Survivor Claim

    A survivor claim is a hybrid of both a personal injury and wrongful death claim. A survivor claim is one that the victim of the accident initiated him or herself but passed away before the involved parties could reach a resolution. The surviving family members then continue the claim on the deceased’s behalf. In a survivor action, much like in a personal injury lawsuit, the surviving family members seek damages for the losses the victim endured, such as lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

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