People in Louisiana make choices every day. But, people cannot control the choices of others. This is especially true on the road, where many fatal car crashes occur each year.
It is especially devastating when these bad choices by others result in the death of another. Losing a loved one can be a very devastating situation that may take years to recover from and many times a person never will fully recover. This is especially true when the victim dies young before they have a chance to live out their life fully. The family of the victims may be entitled to compensation for their loss though. This will not heal any emotional pain, but it still can be very valuable, especially in situations when the victim provided the family with significant income.
The amount of compensation is determined by analyzing a number of factors and is fact specific. Some of these factors include the age and health of the victim, their income and their earning potential. It also takes into account the person’s life expectancy and how long they would likely be able to work. In addition, the family could receive some compensation for services provided by the victim and parental guidance, as well as other pecuniary losses.
Unfortunately, many people die in fatal accidents in Louisiana. Many of these could have been avoided, if people made good choices.
Luckily, for the victims and their families, they may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Attorneys understand this and may be able to help a family relieve financial issues associated with these deaths.
Source: FindLaw, “Wrongful death overview,” accessed on June 23, 2017