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Everyone deserves the chance to move on
While every accidental death is tragic, losing someone through the fault
of another can leave you devastated. On top of covering medical expenses
and funeral costs, planning for a future without the financial and emotional
support of your loved one can strike fear in your heart. How can you expect
to move on with bills and stress as a constant reminder of the trauma?
Louisiana Wrongful Death Attorneys
Nothing can bring back your loved one, but you don’t have to go through
this alone. Coping with loss is an extremely emotional and stressful time
in your life. All you want to do is move on. We’re here to help.
The wrongful death attorneys of McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton have helped
countless families pick up the pieces after an unimaginable loss. We are
committed to holding those responsible for tragic and premature deaths
accountable and to helping you recover the damages you need to rebuild
your lives. While a wrongful death claim could never take away your sorrow,
we can help you secure the financial future of those who depended on your
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to a situation where a person dies because of the negligence or
intentional act of another. Louisiana wrongful death cases may arise from
a variety of situations, including:
- Car and truck accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Offshore accidents
- Airplane and helicopter crashes
- Dangerous products
- Medical malpractice
- Medication errors and overdoses
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Preventable suicides
- Inadequate security leading to an assault
Filing Action for Wrongful Death in Louisiana
In Louisiana, wrongful death actions must be filed by the person or persons
designated by law as the proper beneficiary. It must be filed within one
calendar year of the date of the death. If the deceased person leaves
behind a spouse and/or children, they have the first right to bring wrongful
death actions. If there is no surviving spouse or children, the person’s
parents have the right to bring an action for their child’s death.
Lastly, if there is no spouse, children or parents, then the living siblings
of the deceased have the right to bring actions for wrongful death.
The claim seeks compensation for financial losses (known as loss of support)
and the loss of love, affection, services and companionship of the deceased.
Negligent death recovery may also include medical costs and funeral expenses.
There are two essential elements to a successful wrongful death claim:
proving the liability of the negligent party, and demonstrating the full
extent of the loss to survivors. Our experienced Louisiana wrongful death
lawyers will prepare your case for presentation to a jury by thoroughly
examining the evidence, identifying possible sources of compensation,
interviewing witnesses and assembling a powerful team of experts and legal
professionals to support your case.
It is also very important to know why your loved one died. Many times the
cause of death is obvious. Sometimes an autopsy must be performed to determine
the cause and manner of someone’s unexpected death. You should always
agree to do an autopsy if one is suggested by your loved one’s treating
physician or the local coroner.
Turn to McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton in your time of greatest need. We’ll
help you pick up the pieces. Call our law offices today to speak to a
Louisiana wrongful death attorney about your case.