100% Free Consultation (888) 493-1629

Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our Lake Charles Wrongful Death Lawyers Have Won Over $ 10 Billion for families

Lake Charles Wrongful Death Lawyers

Filing Wrongful Death Accident Claims in Lake Charles, LA

The death of a loved one robs us of our future and our happiness, but it is even more devastating if their death could have been prevented. Thousands of families every year lose someone because of another person’s negligence or careless behavior. If you lost a loved one because of another person’s careless actions, it is vital that you contact the Lake Charles wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP as quickly as possible.

We know how life becomes challenging after losing a loved one. Not only is loss emotionally devastating, but it increases your stress if your loss impacts you financially. Our firm works tirelessly to help grieving people get the compensation they need to pay off accident-related expenses and to provide for their families after the death of a loved one. Monetary compensation may not bring back a loved one or console us, but it does hold responsible parties accountable while allowing families to grieve in peace.

At Arnold & Itkin, we have helped countless injured or grieving families throughout the nation, recovering billions of dollars on their behalf. We've successfully handled some of the largest disasters and wrongful death cases in recent U.S. history, including the tragic sinking of the El Faro. For our work, our firm has been repeatedly included in The Best Lawyers in America©, and both our partners are members of The Inner Circle of Advocates, one of the most prestigious and exclusive legal organizations in the world. Whoever caused your loved one's death, our Lake Charles wrongful death lawyers have the resources and track record to hold them accountable and secure your family's future.

Arnold & Itkin provides free consultations and take no fee unless we win the case, so there's no risk . Contact our Lake Charles wrongful death lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are civil claims brought directly by the family members of the deceased. For a claim to be successful, the family must prove the death of the victim was caused by the negligent actions of another person. Because it's a civil claim, the penalty for a wrongful death case is measured in dollars (rather than a prison sentence).

Common examples of situations that warrant wrongful death claims:

  • Motor vehicle accidents such as those involving cars and motorcycles.
  • Workplace accidents caused by lack of training or supervision
  • Assaults, attacks, or other criminal actions that led to the death of another
  • Medical malpractice—when a doctor failed to identify or treat an ailment correctly
  • Drowning accidents due to property damage/premises liability
  • Defective products or drugs that caused the user to suffer death

Even if the person responsible for the death of a loved one has been prosecuted in criminal court, there is still a chance to file a civil lawsuit involving a wrongful death claim. If the fatality was caused by a company rather than an individual, the only real accountability the company will face must come from a civil claim.

Lake Charles Wrongful Death Claim FAQ

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death laws can vary from state to state regarding the eligibility of the person who can file a wrongful death claim and the time limit they have to file one. In most states, close family members are the ones who have the right to file a wrongful death claim. However, children and spouses are given the primary right to file. If a child or a spouse has already brought forward a wrongful death claim, other relatives will not be eligible to file.

Below are the family members who can file a wrongful death claim:

  • Children over the age of 18 years old
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Parents of unmarried children
  • Spouses or life partners
  • Any dependents

How Long Do I have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The best way to know if you have a claim is by contacting a wrongful death attorney. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we can investigate your claim and determine your legal and financial options. Keep in mind, there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. This means that families only have a year to file a wrongful death claim before it’s too late. Contact our Lake Charles wrongful death attorneys to determine if you are still eligible to file: (888) 493-1629! It's important to call a law firm even if you're not sure if a wrongful death is still possible. Finding out your options is free, confidential, and can help you find a path forward during this difficult time.

What Can I Recover With the Help of a Lake Charles Wrongful Death Law Firm?

Our wrongful death lawyers are focused on one thing: helping the families of victims find answers. After negligence causes someone to die, we demand accountability from the people that could have prevented the accident. Grieving families shouldn't worry about finances. So, we fight for compensation for losses such as funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and anything else that was caused by an accident.

Lake Charles Wrongful Death Lawyers With Billions of Dollars Recovered

There is still hope to get your life back on track if you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence. Our wrongful death attorneys in Lake Charles can help you recover the financial support needed to secure your family’s future. We have recovered hundreds of seven-figure results on behalf of our clients; we have the resources to help you too. Our legal team works tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible results for your case. Regardless of how the death of your loved one occurred, we have the insight, track record, and investigative resources needed to affirm your rights.

Contact our Lake Charles wrongful death attorneys today for a free case review: (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
“I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.”
Terry Father of Risperdal Victim

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.