New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorneys

Advocating for New Orleans Families in Times of Loss

The pain of losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence is immeasurable. In these moments of profound grief, seeking justice becomes not just a legal matter, but a step toward healing and closure. If you are facing this heartbreaking situation, it is crucial to have the support of a knowledgeable New Orleans wrongful death attorney. 

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, we are committed to compassionately guiding families through this difficult time and helping them seek the compensation they rightfully deserve. Our attorneys understand that no amount of financial recompense can replace the loss of your loved one. However, pursuing a wrongful death claim can offer a sense of justice being served and provide essential financial support for your family's future. Our team of trial attorneys is dedicated to handling your case with the utmost sensitivity and respect, ensuring that your rights and best interests are upheld.

Let us help you navigate the legal complexities surrounding your loss while you focus on healing and honoring the memory of your loved one. Contact the lawyers at Clayton, Frugé & Ward to discuss how we can assist in securing the justice and compensation your family needs during this challenging time.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim arises when someone's death is caused by negligence or intentional actions. This legal provision enables the grieving family or dependents to seek financial compensation for their loss and  associated damages. However, it's important to note that these claims have specific criteria and don't encompass every type of fatal accident.

Instances that typically qualify for a wrongful death claim include:

  • Car accidents caused by drunk driving or texting
  • Criminal actions such as attacks or assaults
  • Defective products or drugs
  • Drowning accidents due to property damage
  • Medical malpractice from a doctor
  • Workplace accidents caused by absence of training or supervision

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is profoundly traumatic, especially when the death is preventable. In such cases, pursuing a wrongful death claim can be a crucial step in seeking justice and compensation. It's important to understand who is eligible to file such a claim, as this varies by state law but generally includes close family members of the deceased.

Typically, the following relatives are considered eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Spouses or life partners
  • Any other dependents

In most jurisdictions, the law prioritizes spouses and children as the primary claimants in wrongful death cases. This means if a spouse or a child has already filed a claim, other relatives like parents or siblings may not have the eligibility to file a separate claim. It's essential to consult with a lawyer to understand the specific regulations in your state and determine your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can guide you through the complexities of these legal proceedings, ensuring that your rights and those of your loved ones are adequately represented.

Work with Our New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, contact us as quickly as possible. Regardless of how the incident occurred, our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to represent your rights. Clayton, Frugé & Ward can develop a strong case for you and walk with you every step of the way.

Contact our New Orleans wrongful death lawyers today for a free case review: (225) 209-9943.

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