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: (225) 412-6348!
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:
- Car accidents caused by drunk driving, texting, or other careless distractions
- 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.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Lake Charles, LA?
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
- Parents of unmarried children
- Spouses or life partners
- Any dependents
The best way to know if you have a claim is by contacting an experienced 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: (225) 412-6348!
Lake Charles Wrongful Death Lawyers With Billions of Dollars Recovered. Call (225) 412-6348!
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: (225) 412-6348!