100% Free Consultation (888) 493-1629

Wrongful Death Lawyers

When the Unthinkable Happens, Our Lafayette Wrongful Death Lawyers Demand the Answers that Families Need No Matter What

Lafayette Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our Wrongful Death Law Firm in Lafayette, LA Has Won Billions for Clients

No words can convey the emotional pain of losing a a loved one in an accident, especially when their death could have been prevented. We've known hundreds of families that have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence. If you have lost your loved one in an accident that could have been prevented, you have the right to seek justice against the at-fault companies or individuals. Filing a wrongful death claim could secure your family’s future while holding the wrongdoers responsible for what they did.

Our Lafayette wrongful death attorneys have helped hundreds of families recover the compensation they rightfully deserve for the loss of their loved ones. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have won record-setting verdicts and settlements nationwide. When you need a firm who can rebuild your life and help you hold at-fault people accountable, we're the ones to call.

Our legal team can also help you secure the best possible results for your case—we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients: (888) 493-1629!

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Claim?

When the negligent actions of another person caused the death of a loved one, a family can file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are civil claims, which means that they are filed by families of victims and not by the state (like in a criminal case). If a company’s wrongdoing was the case of your loved one’s fatality, the only justice you're ever going to be able to bring is a civil claim.

Below are examples of what might qualify for a wrongful death claim:

Who Can File a Lafayette Wrongful Death Claim?

If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another party, you may be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim against the individual or company responsible. Most states allow close family members to bring forth a wrongful death claim. Children and spouses have the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. Consult with our Lafayette wrongful death attorneys to determine if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

In Louisiana, the eligible beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim include the following:

  • Children (over 18 years of age)
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Parents of unmarried children
  • Spouses or life partners
  • Any other dependents

It is important to know that you only have 1-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Louisiana. This means that you only have a year to bring forth a wrongful death claim after the death of your loved one. Contact our Lafayette wrongful death attorneys to determine if you can still file a claim: (888) 493-1629.

What Damages Can a Lafayette Wrongful Death Lawyer Recover?

Money won’t bring back your loved one, nor will it remove the grief you are feeling. However, seeking monetary compensation can relieve the financial burdens that you might be going through and allow you to grieve in peace. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, there are three general types of damages, depending on the applicable laws of the state.

Survivors of wrongful death victims may claim:

  • Economic Damages: You may receive compensation for monetary expenses related to the death of your loved one. For example, funeral and medical expenses prior to death. You may also claim the value of the victim’s future lifetime earnings.
  • Non-Economic Damages: You may also receive compensation for non-economic damages including pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive Damages: Sometimes punitive damages are awarded as a way of punishing the responsible party for their negligent behavior.

Ultimately, hiring a wrongful death lawyer helps families find answers, justice, and the financial means to move forward. Your loved one should have been protected, and our Lafayette wrongful death law firm is ready to fight to help you move forward after losing so much.

Contact Our Lafayette Wrongful Death Attorneys: (888) 493-1629

To file a wrongful death claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the party responsible owed your loved one a duty of care, breached that duty, and it resulted in his or her death. Investigating your loved one's death to build your case is what your lawyer does. Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can help you develop a strong case and hold responsible parties accountable. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients and have won record-setting verdict and settlements nationwide. We have helped hundreds of grieving families secure their future; we can help you too.

Contact our Lafayette wrongful death attorneys today for a free case review at (888) 493-1629!

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
See All Results
“They are great lawyers. Lawyers with integrity. To me, they mean family. They are my new friends now.”
Bryan Client

Secure Your Future & Request a 100% Free Consultation

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.