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Helping one through the loss of a loved one

No one in Louisiana will live forever. At some point, everyone will pass away. The hope is that one is able to live a long, full life and pass at an old age during their sleep. Unfortunately, that does not happen to everyone. Many people die far too young in fatal accidents. Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing a loved one suddenly, with no warning or time to prepare, is extremely difficult.

Who can initiate a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?

Motor vehicles have been one of the more important inventions for people in Louisiana. The majority of people not only own motor vehicles, but also now rely on them to get through life. These use them to drive to work, school, go shopping, to visit family and friends and for many other tasks. This means that there are many vehicles on the roads every day, and unfortunately, there are also many accidents as well.

Fatal car accident claims life of Lafayette disc jockey


Nothing can prepare a Louisiana family for the unexpected death of a loved one in an accident. When it happens through, the negligence of another, it is even more difficult to confront. While any accident with a fatality will be tragic, they might be explainable as they happen because of the weather, due to a mishap at work or from another circumstance. However, a fatal accident that comes about because of another's irresponsibility, combined with the issues a family will face in its aftermath justifies a wrongful death case.

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Until recently, the long-term trend in U.S. traffic fatalities was one of steady improvement. Deaths on American roads decreased steadily from the 1970s until about five years ago. But since then the trend has been going the other way; motorists and passengers in Louisiana and across the country face an increasing risk of being killed in their vehicles.

Fatal trucking accident claims life of man in Louisiana


Any kind of truck can be an intimidating sight on the Louisiana roadways and this is even worse when the vehicle is operated in a reckless manner. A crash involving a large vehicle like a dump truck can lead to a fatal accident. When there is a fatal trucking accident due to a reckless motorist, the loss of a loved one is made even worse, because it was so unnecessary. Those who are confronted with this reality need to know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

What should I consider after a loved one's fatal car accident?


The shock and grief associated with the loss of a loved one in a Louisiana car accident is some of the greatest pain one could ever know. There could have been many potential factors that attributed to a loved one's unexpected loss of life due to a car accident. Each case is different, however, most will consider the possibility that a driver's negligence could have played a part. How one determines this, isn't a one-person job.

Measuring the cost of a child's wrongful death


The death of a child in a motor vehicle accident is always a tragedy for the family and the community at large. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, Louisiana law allows the parents to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and recover monetary damages. But how does one calculate the financial cost of a child's death?

Measuring the cost of a child's wrongful death


The death of a child in a motor vehicle accident is always a tragedy for the family and the community at large. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, Louisiana law allows the parents to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and recover monetary damages. But how does one calculate the financial cost of a child's death?

What is the financial cost of fatal accidents on Louisiana roads?


Every year in the United States, more than 30,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents. Crashes involving motor vehicles are among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. for people aged 54 and younger. In Louisiana, almost 750 people are killed annually in fatal road and highway accidents.

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