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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!

Case Results

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  • $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.
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