Wrongful death in most cases occurs through negligence; this is a type of death that can happen in the workplace, in a vehicle accident, a death caused by a defective product or design. Age is not a factor in the wrongful death occurrence, and it is difficult for families to deal with this type of tragedy.
A wrongful death can be caused by aftermarket parts on a vehicle; it can be caused by a car, motorcycle or bicycle accident due to the negligence of another driver. It may have resulted from an electrocution, a gas explosion, or severe burns, or even drowning in a swimming pool. Some laws protect the rights of the wrongful death victim and give the family the statutory right to compensation from the negligent party. The process of building the wrongful death lawsuit will need to include several elements or facts to be successful in getting the matter to trial.
The death was caused either in whole or in part due to the conduct of the defendant meaning the defendant was negligent or liable for the victim’s death. Some claimants who can legally file the suit include the spouse, children, dependents or beneficiaries and in some cases, life partners. There may be monetary damages as a result of the victim’s death.
The wrongful death lawsuit can be complex and can involve more than one defendant. The laws protecting the rights of the victim can also be complicated which means the family should focus on being represented by an experienced personal injury attorney who has experience with this type of legal claim and will have a full understanding of the applicable laws.
This attorney will investigate the death of the loved one. He will use expert testimony and will file a lawsuit that will hold the negligent party responsible for the death, the medical and funeral expenses, as well as future earnings. This attorney will help the family who has suffered the loss of a loved one through the negligence of another person to find closure and peace knowing that their family member has been represented. Contact this personal injury attorney Metairie for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
Peyton B. Burkhalter Law
2540 Severn Ave #129
Metairie, LA 70002