If you lost a loved one due to another party's negligence, it is understandable that you would want to know if taking legal action to seek relief would be of benefit to your situation. Pursuing a wrongful death claim is not for the faint of heart, but in some instances, it may just be for the best. If this type of claim is successfully negotiated out of court or litigated in a Louisiana civil court, maximum relief may be achieved that can help you cover your monetary losses and have the funds necessary to seek the assistance you need as you try to move forward.
In early April, a story broke in Louisiana about an on-duty deputy striking a pedestrian, killing the victim. Authorities are still investigating this incident so not many details have been released; however, what information is out there may have the victim's family questioning if they have the right to seek compensation for their losses. Under certain circumstances, they may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the deputy, his department and anyone else potentially liable in this case.
Louisiana State Police were called to tend to a crash scene on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish on March 3. When they arrived, they found two vehicles off the road. One person suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sadly, this individual later died. The victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses, which they can do by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
Following a fatal auto accident, it is common to hear the responsible party claim that they looked but failed to see the victim, sometimes referred to as LBFTS accidents. Such a claim can be difficult for some people to understand, particularly if their loved one clearly had the right of way or was in plain sight. There is a reason why some people miss obvious things when behind the wheel of a car. This reason, by no means, gives the responsible party an out when it comes to liability. Louisiana residents who have lost loved ones in fatal auto accidents may pursue compensation for their losses by pursuing wrongful death claims in civil court.
Louisiana State Police recently arrested the individual that they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run collision that left one man dead and a woman injured. This event is said to have occurred the morning of Saturday, Feb. 2, in Denham Springs. Compensation may be available to the surviving victim and the family members of the deceased. If these individuals choose to seek relief, they will need to file personal injury or wrongful death claims in civil court against the party believed responsible.
Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a pedestrian accident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 13. Sadly, the victim suffered critical injuries and did not survive long after the event. This individual's family may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver responsible.
Fatal car accidents seem to happen all too often in the Lake Charles area. Recently, a woman lost her life when the driver of a wastewater truck lost control and the truck rolled on top of her vehicle. If negligence is suspected in this case, the victim's surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses by pursuing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
The driver responsible for hitting a motorcyclist has been cited for the event. According to Louisiana State Police, this crash occurred the morning of Oct. 17 in Baton Rouge. The victim, sadly, died in the collision. Her surviving family members may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
A recent accident in Louisiana left two people dead and the driver who caused the collision injured. This incident occurred Oct. 7, in Baton Rouge. The question now remains, will the driver be held responsible for the wrongful death of the victims who just happened to be his passengers?
Many Louisiana residents enjoy biking as a form of exercise and as a form of transportation. Sadly, too many cyclists it the state are being hit and killed by the drivers of automobiles. When such events happen, the surviving family members of the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing wrongful death claims in civil court.