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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.

Wrongful death and other legal claims filed against fraternity

Several legal claims were recently filed against the Kappa Sigma fraternity affiliated with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Just over a year ago, a pledge for this fraternity crashed his car into a pedestrian. The mother of the victim has filed a wrongful death claim against all those believed responsible. Meanwhile, the driver of the car and his parents have also decided to pursue legal actions against the fraternity.

Louisiana wrongful death: Lost a loved one to a drunk driver?

Louisiana sees more that its fair share of drunk drivers and DUI-related auto accidents every year. This is both a state and national problem. Sadly, numerous individuals experience the pain of losing loved ones due to the actions of those who chose to driver while impaired. Those who do may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursing wrongful death claims in civil court.

Wrongful death claims possible after heavy equipment accidents

Louisiana is home to numerous construction workers and other individuals who work around and with heavy equipment. Sadly, accidents happen, and people lose their lives in accidents involving such equipment. When they do, surviving family members may be entitled to pursue wrongful death claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Get help with a wrongful death claim

When you lose a loved one due the the negligence of another individual, you may feel lost and confused about what to do next. Should you do anything to seek compensation for your loss? Can you do anything? Under the right circumstances, according to the state of Louisiana, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in civil court.

When a medical mistake results in a wrongful death

When in need of medical assistance, everyone wants to believe that he or she will receive the best care. People want to believe that medical providers have received all the training they need to do their jobs and to do them right. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen. What can a Louisiana resident do if a medical mistakes leads to the wrongful death of a loved one?

Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed in motorcycle accident

The company behind the popular three-wheeled motorcycle called the Slingshot is taking some heat following a crash that killed one man. The victim's family believes that a manufacturing defect contributed to his death. Those in Louisiana who are going through similar experiences may be entitled to pursue wrongful death claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

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