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Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident

A Louisiana man who was trying to do good by cleaning up debris on the road has died. He was apparently struck by a car while performing his good deed. If negligence is thought to have contributed to this accident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for their losses.

What damages are compensable in a wrongful death case?

Making the decision to take legal action after a loved one dies can be difficult. Such actions are not warranted in every situation, but may be for those who lost loved ones due to the negligent actions of other individuals. Many Louisiana residents may want to know what good can come out of filing a wrongful death claim. What damages are actually compensable?

Louisiana wrongful death: Couple killed in recent wreck

A Louisiana couple recently lost their lives in a crash in Baton Rouge. This incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 8. Under certain circumstances, family members of the victims may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver believed responsible for the collision. 

Louisiana wrongful death: Motorcycle rider dies in crash

Police in Louisiana have been investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and a van that left one person dead. This incident occurred mid-February in Thibodaux. Fault has yet to be determined, but if the victim's surviving family members believe negligence contributed to his death, they may seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Family of woman killed in crash may file wrongful death claim

A Louisiana woman recently lost her life in a tragic auto accident. The driver believed responsible was cited for the incident and may face further criminal charges. As negligence is believed to have contributed to this wreck, the surviving family members of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Family of fallen officer may file wrongful death claim

Rescue workers in Louisiana and elsewhere put their lives on the line every single day. Sadly, some do not make it home to their family members. Recently, a fire chief was killed while investigating a car crash. If negligence contributed to his death, his surviving family members may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the individual deemed responsible.

Louisiana wrongful death: common fatal work injuries

On-the-job accidents happen all too often in Louisiana and elsewhere. When they do, those injured may access workers' compensation benefits in order to assist them with their medical care, recovery and -- if applicable -- disability needs. What assistance is available to the family members of those who are killed in work-related accidents? Depending on the circumstances surrounding such an event, a wrongful death claim may be filed against the responsible party on top of seeking workers' comp benefits.

Do not wait forever to file that wrongful death claim

After losing a loved one, the last thing on most people's mind is going to court. Closing out his or her estate and grieving is generally at the top of the list, and that is okay. If the deceased lost his or her life due to the negligent actions of another individual, filing legal claims may be on one's radar, however. Wrongful death claims may be filed in such instances, but according to the state of Louisiana, one cannot wait forever to pursue this type of action.

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