Louisiana Wrongful Death Attorney ~ Dan Robin, Jr.
Wrongful death in the State of Louisiana is termed as a death occurring when a person is killed due to negligence or with the intent to harm by another. This could be the result of an automobile, airplane or any other transportation accident, medical negligence, offshore accidents, occupational exposure to hazardous materials, criminal misconduct or behavior, or any type of death during a supervised activity.
Losing a family member is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure and the Dan Robin, Jr. law firm represents families who suffer the emotional devastation of losing a family member by wrongful death. Immediate family members, including parents, spouses, and children (dependents), may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Even children under 25 years of age may be entitled to compensation due to the loss of parental companionship and guidance, as well as mental anguish resulting from their loss.
Unfortunately, nothing can compensate for the unrecoverable loss of love and affection, the loss of income, and the pain and suffering you experience as a result of your loved one's death. Dealing with the death of anyone close to a family requires tremendous strength, energy and effort. In addition to handling emotional loss, many families face tremendous financial problems. As wrongful death lawyers, we remove the legal aspects of the wrongful death claim from the family's attention so they can focus on what is really important - healing and coping.
A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent's estate and very state has a civil or set of "wrongful death statutes", which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. The personal representative may also bring on actions for personal injury, conscious pain and suffering and expenses incurred prior to the decedent's death. The damage awards from these actions generally belong to the estate and may be distributed to other individuals as directed by the decedent's will.
Financial injury or pecuniary injury is the main measure of damages in a wrongful death action. In the courts these have been interpreted as the loss of support, services, the lost prospect of inheritance and also medical and funeral expenses. Generally the laws provide that the damages awarded for a wrongful death shall be fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries and include funeral and medical costs or reimbursement. Plus a damage award should include interest from the date of the decedent's death.
If you have lost a loved one as the result of a personal injury accident, no amount of money can replace your loss, or properly compensate you, but you need an experienced wrongful death attorney to represent you.
Please contact the law office of Dan Robin, Jr. for a FREE consultation today.