Life does not stop after a wrongful death … and neither do the bill collectors.
Every morning, we kiss our husbands and wives goodbye and tell them to have a good day at work. We never expect that to be the last conversation; the last kiss; or the last chance we would have to tell them how much we love them. But every day, thousands of husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers are killed by the wrongful conduct of others. And, in that instant, everything changes. After a wrongful death, nothing can ever be the same.
Once the initial shock of the wrongful death of somebody you loved so deeply begins to settle, the reality of having to continue living starts to set in. How are you going to replace the lost wages and income? How is the mortgage going to get paid; or that new car you just leased? Who will pay the outstanding bill for your child’s orthodontist? Who is going to help you clean the house and do the laundry – especially now that you will have to work harder to replace the lost income?
If the death of your loved one was caused by the wrongful conduct of another person or legal entity, such as a company or its employees, a wrongful death lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to recover money. At The Cueria Law Firm, we recognize that no lawyer can give you what you want most – to have your loved one back. But, we can take every legal action possible to make those responsible for causing the wrongful death pay the damages that they owe to you and your family.
In Louisiana, the damages in a wrongful death claim can include loss of future wages, benefits such pension, medical coverage, companionship, comfort, affection, and household services suffered by certain family members, as well as incurred medical and funeral costs. Additionally, if your loved one did not die instantly, the party that caused the injuries and wrongful death can be held liable for the emotional pain and suffering endured by your loved one prior to death. A final area of damages in wrongful death claims is punitive damages, which can only be awarded when it is legally necessary to punish the person causing death when that person’s conduct was intentional or grossly negligent. As the method and manner of calculating wrongful death damages are very complex and specific to each case, it is important that you call the right attorney to review the specifics of your case.
Wrongful death actions may include workers’ compensation law, medical malpractice, strict product liability, and traditional principles of negligence, such as in automobile accidents. Wrongful death law is very complex and requires a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced wrongful death attorney. Additionally, as with any personal injury claim, there is a statute of limitations governing how long you have to file a wrongful death action in court. Therefore, it very important to call this attorney as soon after the accident and/or the wrongful death as is possible. Call The Cueria Law Firm today for a free evaluation of your wrongful death case.
Cueria Law Firm, LLC
700 Camp St #316
New Orleans, LA 70130
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