The sudden death of a loved one is a devastating experience. When the negligence of another driver caused the death of your loved one, it can make dealing with the death even more difficult as you struggle to pay unexpected medical bills and funeral expenses.
Your family may be able to ease the financial strain by filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. While compensation will not erase your loss, holding the responsible party responsible may help you to achieve a sense of closure.
Our wrongful death lawyers believe it is your right to hold those responsible for negligence accountable for their actions. In fatal car accident cases, that may mean that the other party was driving drunk or driving distracted during the accident, or failed to obey traffic laws.
A skilled wrongful death lawyer of Louisiana from the Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C., can increase your chance of obtaining compensation for:
Medical expenses: Medical costs and hospital expenses that resulted in your loved one’s death are often a major part of your claim.
Funeral expenses: All funeral and related expenses should be documented to show the financial devastation that resulted from your loved one’s death.
Lost wages & earnings: This includes the wages your loved one would have provided to your family throughout his or her lifetime.
Pain and suffering: Document the loss of companionship and support you have experienced since your loved one’s passing.
As experienced Slidell auto accident lawyers, we understand how to identify the economic and punitive damages caused by the at-fault party in your accident. Placing a value on your wrongful death claim is an important part of the process as we fight to obtain compensation to cover all of your losses.
Our auto accident lawyers in Slidell, LA are seasoned trial attorneys with more than 45 years of experience. We understand how to build a successful case. While we first pursue a fair settlement outside of court, we also build a case strong enough to win a courtroom trial.