Our Firm Helps Louisiana Families Through Tragic SituationsIf you have lost a loved one in an accident, we know there are no words that could ever be enough to measure the situation or its impact on your life and your family. We also know the financial burden of losing a loved one can make the emotional pain much deeper, especially if he or she earned significant income. Obtaining compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses and other expenses is crucial to your family’s wellbeing.
At Dodson & Hooks, APLC, our attorneys understand the devastation of a wrongful death and the harsh burdens it places on everyone involved, including parents, children, siblings, spouses and many others. In cases involving wrongful death, we are available to our clients when they need us most. It is our pleasure to provide the caring and personal attention we would want for ourselves if we were ever in such an unfortunate situation.
As you deal with the emotional turmoil of your loss, you may also face financial struggles. Medical bills and living expenses can quickly pile up during a time when you have lost income and need to devote your energies to your family’s wellbeing. Creditors may seem impervious to your circumstances as they relentlessly pursue payments on your debts.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death award cannot erase your loss, but it can ease the financial pressures on you and your family. Depending on the facts of your case, our Baton Rouge attorneys might pursue such wrongful death damages as:
- Financial support
- Medical bills for treatment of your loved one’s fatal injuries
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of wages your loved one would have earned
- Loss of benefits, including pensions, Social Security and veteran’s programs
- Supervision, care, nurturing and guidance of children
- Household assistance, cooking, cleaning, landscaping and maintenance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, love, friendship and society
Your wrongful death claim is based on the underlying personal injury. You must, therefore, prove all of the elements of the personal injury and establish that it caused your loved one’s death.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Louisiana
Typically throughout the country, a wrongful death lawsuit is brought by the executor of the estate. However, Louisiana law is a bit different. Our Baton Rouge wrongful death attorneys guide you through this process. We take as much of the burden off your shoulders as possible so you can concentrate on your family. Our attorneys and support staff treat you with respect and compassion during this difficult time.