The loss of a family member is a heartbreaking experience. When a relative’s death occurs due to someone else’s negligence, it only increases the pain of your loss and can leave you with feelings of anger or bitterness at those responsible. It can also leave the surviving family with serious financial burdens.

In these tragic circumstances, your family may be entitled to assert a wrongful death claim in Louisiana. Available financial compensation may account for medical bills and funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, the loss of your relative’s contributions to the family and household, and the absence of their care, companionship, love, and guidance.

Pursuing a wrongful death claim is never easy on many levels, but the Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyers of Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers can enable you and your family to obtain justice in the civil context against those responsible for your loved one’s passing.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person or entity. Examples include when a person dies in a trucking or car accident caused by another driver or due to defective products in the vehicle. The legal fault may arise due to negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts.

Why You Need Tomeny | Best Injury Attorneys By Your Side

If you have suffered a wrongful death in the family, you may know that your family needs the help of an experienced Baton Rouge wrongful death attorney to help pursue a claim effectively. But how do you choose from the numerous attorneys and law firms out there?

Frank Tomeny, a Baton Rouge-based attorney, licensed in Louisiana and Texas, founded Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers to help victims and their families get the compensation and justice that they need and deserve. Our trustworthy team has the experience, client service, and track record of results that you and your family expect in a Louisiana personal injury law firm.

Previously working as an insurance defense attorney, Tomeny knows the strategies and tactics needed to successfully pursue claims for financial recovery from those responsible for causing the deaths of innocent Louisiana residents. The firm has an established record in helping victims and their families secure millions in personal injury compensation in settlements and at trial.

Frank Tomeny has been honored for his legal skills by being named a Super Lawyer for over 10 years. He has been a Top 100 Lawyer since 2012, holds the highest AV peer-rating from Martindale Hubbell and is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Our wrongful death lawyers in Baton Rouge take the time to get to know you and your family and to understand your concerns and needs so that we can aggressively pursue your claim for wrongful death damages.

Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?

As our Baton Rouge attorneys could explain, under Louisiana law, only specific family members can bring a wrongful death claim. The family members who can file a wrongful death claim include:

  • First, the surviving spouse and/or children (including adopted children) of the decedent
  • Second, the surviving parents if there is no surviving spouse or children,
  • Third, the surviving siblings (including siblings adopted by the decedent’s parents) if there is no surviving spouse, and/or children, and/or parents
  • Lastly, the surviving grandparents if there are no surviving family member in any of the above classes
  • The personal representative of the decedent’s estate may bring a wrongful death claim if there are no eligible surviving family members

Types Of Compensation Available For Wrongful Death Under Louisiana Law

In a viable wrongful death claim, the estate of the decedent and the surviving family members may be entitled to various forms of compensation.

The types of economic and non-economic compensation that could be awarded include:

  • Lost earnings and benefits
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Value of household services that the decedent provided
  • Survivors; grief and anguish
  • Loss of care and companionship that was provided by the decedent

If the personal representative brings a wrongful death claim in the absence of eligible surviving family members, the personal representative will usually only be allowed to recover the losses suffered by the decedent and the estate. A Baton Rouge attorney could explain the nuances of wrongful death claims further during a private consultation.

Examples Of Wrongful Death Claims Our Baton Rouge Law Firm Handles

Virtually any accident that results in injury can also lead to fatal injuries for innocent victims involved. Some of the common wrongful death claims that our Baton Rouge law firm handles include:

If you have a loved one who has passed away due to the wrongful acts of another person or entity, Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers can enable your family to pursue compensation and justice for your loved one.

How A Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Attorney Could Help Your Family

After losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else, the Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyers at Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers can assist your family in seeking monetary compensation from those responsible.

Our firm is prepared to thoroughly and independently investigate the facts and circumstances of the death. We’ll work with law enforcement, medical, engineering, financial, and other experts to prove who was at fault and to establish the money damages you and your family are entitled to.

Our firm can reach out to the party or parties responsible for your loved one’s passing to assert your family’s claim for compensation. We will work hard to negotiate a fair and full settlement that provides you and your family with the compensation you deserve. If necessary, however, our seasoned Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyers are prepared to take your claim to trial in a wrongful death lawsuit to seek maximum compensation for your family’s losses. To learn more, give us a call today.

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