Shreveport Wrongful Death Lawyers
Billions Won by Wrongful Death Attorneys in North LA
Losing a loved one because of another person’s negligence may cause families to experience incredible pain and hardship. The hardships grieving families experience have multiple dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, and financial. The loss of a loved one creates stress as well as grief, especially for families who have lost a source of income or have extensive medical bills. Although money won’t bring back your loved one, financial support could ensure your family is provided for during this difficult time.
The Shreveport wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have helped countless families recover the compensation they deserved after losing a loved one. We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we've won record-setting verdicts and settlements across the nation, including the largest single injury verdict in Louisiana history. Our team of attorneys can help you secure the compensation you deserve while holding at-fault parties accountable for the death of your loved one.
Arnold & Itkin understand what you may be going through, and our North Louisiana wrongful death attorneys can fight to get you and your family compensated for your loss. Contact us today for a free case review at (888) 493-1629.
Wrongful Death FAQs
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims are civil actions filed against individuals or entities when their behavior or products cause someone's death. Unlike a manslaughter case, wrongful death actions are filed directly by the family of the deceased to claim all damages and losses caused by the death of their loved one. Because companies cannot be held responsible in criminal court, wrongful death actions are often the only punitive actions a negligent company will face (unless they are fined by a government agency).
The following incidents could be the basis for 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.
- A doctor who failed to identify or treat an ailment correctly.
- Drowning accidents due to unsafe or negligently maintained property.
- Defective products or drugs that caused the user to suffer death.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Shreveport?
Who can file wrongful death claims varies from state to state. In most cases, immediate family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Children and spouses have the primary right to file—meaning that if the child or spouse of an accident victim is already pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is unlikely that any other family member can.
The following people could potentially file wrongful death lawsuits:
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Dependent parents or siblings
- Any other dependents
There is a statute of limitations of one year on wrongful death claims, so families only have a year to file a wrongful death claim before it is too late.
Contact our Shreveport wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible to determine if you are still eligible to file a claim: (888) 493-1629.
What Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
If the death of your loved one occurred as a result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to recover financial compensation for three general types of damages.
- Economic Damages—You have the right to receive compensation for economic damages related to the death of your loved one. This includes funeral and medical expenses, along with loss of future earnings.
- Non-Economic Damages—You also have the right to receive compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
- Punitive Damages—In some cases, the court will award you with additional compensation as a deterrent to prevent the defendant from repeating their negligent actions.
The loss of a loved one isn’t only emotionally devastating, but for some families it can also be the loss of their largest (or only) source of income. Filing a claim against the people responsible for your loved one's death not only holds them accountable, but it also provides your family with a potential replacement source of income while you grieve and move forward.
Let Our Attorneys Help Your Family
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, our legal team understands how difficult it can be to move forward from such a tragic incident. We are here to help you every step of the way. We have helped countless families recover from their losses after life-changing accidents, winning hundreds of results of $1 million or more and dozens of results worth $10 million or more. Speak with us today in a free consultation—we can discuss your legal and financial options while making a plan for your recovery. There's no risk to calling. Our clients pay nothing upfront, and we only take a fee if we win your case.
Contact our North Louisiana wrongful death attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!