When a person intentionally, negligently or recklessly causes injury to another individual, the victim has the right to take action to recover compensation for his or her injuries. In some cases, the personal injuries are so serious that the victim does not survive. Tragically, auto accidents, construction accidents, plane crashes, medical mistakes, and defective products take the life of many victims in Louisiana each year.
When a death occurs because of negligence or wrongdoing, the person or entity responsible should not escape legal liability because the victim was killed. To ensure that the wrongdoer is held accountable for compensating surviving family members, every state in the U.S. has passed special laws called wrongful death statutes to help compensate the family members of wrongful death victims.
To bring a claim under a wrongful death statute and obtain compensation for your losses, contact a New Orleans car accident attorney at Bloom Legal today.
Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death lawsuit is a case brought by the family members of the deceased against another person or entity that caused the loved one’s death through negligence, wrongdoing or breach of a legal duty.
Wrongful death cases arise out of many types of incidents, from a fatal car accident to a construction accident to a severe dog bite to an aviation disaster. Wrongful death actions can only be brought by certain specific individuals with a close family relationship to the deceased. For example, a widow can file a wrongful death case, but a second cousin cannot. Since the individuals eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit vary from state to state, it is important to contact an attorney in your state to determine whether you are eligible to bring a case.
If your loved one has passed away from personal injuries sustained in an accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation through a wrongful death case. However, it is up to you to protect your rights and file a claim for compensation. A New Orleans car accident lawyer can assist in determining if you have a case and outlining your rights and options.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
Bloom Legal handles all types of wrongful death cases, including wrongful death claims resulting from:
- Asbestos Exposure
- Aviation Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Machines
- Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Unsafe Products
- Product Recalls
- Drunk Driving
- Prescription Drugs
- On-the-Job Injuries
Contact a New Orleans Auto Accident Attorney Today
The legal team at Bloom Legal knows how devastating it can be when your loved one has suffered an untimely death as a result of the wrongful actions of others. We offer caring, compassionate and skilled legal representation to those who have lost loved ones so they can secure the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys represent individuals in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, Harvey, and the surrounding areas. Call us at 504.599.9997 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced New Orleans auto accident attorney for information, advice and assistance.
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