Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyers

Navigating the Aftermath of Tragic Loss: Seeking Justice & Support

Loss of life is undeniably the most devastating consequence of any accident. The emotional toll of such a loss is immediate and agonizing—manifesting in grief, pain, and sometimes, depression. However, the fallout extends far beyond emotional suffering. The financial implications can be crippling, particularly when the deceased was a primary breadwinner. Such a loss has a ripple effect, causing not only emotional and financial instability but also long-term psychological ramifications.

These cumulative burdens can impair your ability to function, work, or provide for your family. At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, we aim to make sure you recover financially so you can focus on your emotional recovery. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, contact our Louisiana wrongful death attorneys to take steps toward securing justice and financial relief.

Who Is Liable for Fatal Accidents?

Fatal accidents often contain multiple points at which they could have been averted. We have conducted numerous investigations where our efforts have unearthed damning evidence that not only was the fatal accident preventable, but those responsible were fully aware of the risks and chose to do nothing. As Louisiana wrongful death lawyers, our primary task is to trace the chain of events back to the act of negligence that set the tragic wheels in motion. In doing so, we bring those responsible to justice and help our clients recover what they need. Our meticulous approach ensures that your legal battle is fought on solid ground, significantly enhancing your chances for a favorable outcome.

What Can Be Claimed in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful death disrupts life in every conceivable way. Sociological research establishes that many of these disruptions can be quantified. For instance, the loss of a parent has a statistically significant, negative impact on a child’s future prospects, from education to emotional well-being. The damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death suit are comprehensive, designed to address both tangible and intangible losses.

Clayton, Frugé & Ward can help you earn compensation for:

  • Emotional suffering
  • Medical costs incurred prior to the passing
  • Burial costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, we leave no stone unturned in ensuring that grieving families secure as much as they need to rebuild their lives.

Seeking Justice for Your Loved One

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions is a devastating experience. Our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys is dedicated to seeking justice and support for families who have suffered a tragic loss. We understand the emotional and financial toll of losing a family member, and we are committed to fighting for the compensation and closure you deserve.

When you work with our Louisiana wrongful death lawyers, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Thorough investigation and analysis of the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident
  • Pursuit of maximum compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering
  • Transparent communication and guidance throughout the legal process
  • Dedicated advocacy in and out of the courtroom

Our track record of historic verdicts and successful outcomes speaks to our commitment to delivering results for our clients. Contact us today to request a free consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the complexities of a wrongful death suit.

Louisiana's Leading Wrongful Death Attorneys with a Record of Historic Verdicts

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our trial attorneys have been ardent advocates for grieving families for decades, securing over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Our firm holds the distinction of winning the largest single-injury verdict in Louisiana history. We are the legal team you need when your family has suffered a loss due to someone else’s negligence. Your next step? Call our Louisiana wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation to learn about your legal options.

For a free consultation and to start the journey toward justice for your family, call (225) 209-9943 today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in New Orleans, LA?

In New Orleans, LA, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is generally one year from the date of the victim's death. It's crucial to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the specified time frame.

Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a family member?

Yes, in Louisiana, certain family members, including spouses, children, and parents, may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It's important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can guide you through the legal process and determine your eligibility to pursue a claim.

What types of damages can be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, damages that can be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit may include medical costs incurred prior to the passing, burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and emotional suffering. An experienced attorney can assess the specific circumstances of the case and help determine the full scope of recoverable damages.

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