Legal cases of fatal accidents may occur for many different circumstances. A sudden disastrous car accident, a devastating work-related incident, a disease developed over time due to exposure to toxic substances in the workplace, a misdiagnosis of a terminal condition or a fatal mistake on the part of a medical practitioner or a death caused by an unsafe consumer product–these are all circumstances that could give rise to an wrongful death suit against the liable party .When negligence may have been the cause of the death from an accident, you may eligible to file a lawsuit for wrongful death against the negligent party. The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates serving Northeast Louisiana for over 14 years can help you in this regard.Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Car accidents are one of America's leading causes of unintentional death, and survivors also pursue wrongful death claims for their lost loved ones. The grief is more than traumatic when family members die in a tragic car crash in Louisiana. If you were to rely on that person for financial support, your monetary condition could deteriorate. The amount of fatal accidents that still occur continues to be a serious problem in Louisiana on a regular basis. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission , the fatality crash rate per 100 million vehicles driven by the state remains above the national average.Who can File a Wrongful Death Suit in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, under the name of the estate of the decedent, only immediate family members can file a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death usually applies to fatal accidents and untimely deaths caused by others' incompetence and carelessness. If you have to file in Louisiana a wrongful death lawsuit you will be entitled to certain damages. Some of those claims will be claimed on the victim's behalf. Since he or she is not alive to claim his own compensation, in his name his family can do so. The remaining claims are meant to compensate the survivors as a result of the wrongful death for financial losses they have suffered. You can sue for economic losses in Louisiana since these claims are the actual monetary loss suffered by the deceased and his family and non-economic damage. There is something every state has called a statute of limitations. This is a law which provides deadlines for filing of all types of civil cases. In Louisiana the statute of limitations is one (1) year for wrongful death cases. You have one year to lodge your claim from the day your loved one dies. Keep in mind -the one year will not begin on the date of the accident or disease. It ends on the day that the victim dies.
If your family is the victim of wrongful death, you can immediately contact The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates our wrongful death attorney in Louisiana. Attorney Eddie Clark will fight hard to the best settlement for your family.References