Wrongful Death Lawyer Shreveport, LA
One wrongful act can change your live and those around you forever. Coping with the loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult proposition, and it is compounded when someone else’s negligent conduct caused the death. Depending upon the circumstances and timeframe, you may have the right to hire a wrongful death lawyer Shreveport, LA and receive the closure and financial compensation that you and your family are needing (and are entitled to) during this painful and difficult time.
Wrongful death law in Louisiana
Louisiana has a section of code sections and articles that govern the wrongful death process. Steve Harrelson, an experienced veteran litigator in the area of wrongful death claims in Louisiana, has been involved in many claims involving the untimely death of a victim of negligence. In these scenarios, in order to maximize the compensation to a family, it is necessary to set up a standard or special administration of the decedent’s estate in order to have “standing” to bring a claim against the person or company responsible. A trusted friend or family member can help the attorney manage the probate of the estate simultaneously while vigorously pursuing the wrongful death claim.
In order to successfully navigate the complex claims and litigation process, it’s necessary to hire a personable and accessible wrongful death lawyer Shreveport, LA trusts. Steve Harrelson has the knowledge to lead you through this difficult time, and one characteristic that sets him apart from others is his need to get out of the office, research every single fact available, and investigate the claim personally and with the help of his legal team. Steve finds it necessary to spend time with the family in their home to fully grasp the mental and emotional toll the death has taken on the family. It’s also crucial to understand that those family members who were dependent upon their lost loved one are entitled to a recovery for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of situations, including:
- Surgical medical malpractice deaths;
- Car accidents due to a drunk driver or distracted driver;
- Trucking accidents where the truck driver was not in compliance with trucking regulations;
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents at the hands of a negligent driver; and
- Pharmaceutical defect due to a wrongful prescription or defective medication.
Louisiana allows for the heirs of their loved one to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event the death was caused by the negligence of a person or company. Steve Harrelson, a wrongful death lawyer Shreveport, LA trusts, says that in Louisiana, the most expedient and efficient way to accomplish this is to set up a succession to serve as the Plaintiff in the wrongful death claim. In that instance, a court will consider many factors when determining wrongful death compensation:
- The decedent’s loss of income and earning capacity;
- The savings of the deceased;
- Loss of companionship/loss of consortium;
- Expenses incurred by loved ones for the costs of the last illness and funeral; and
- the degree to which the surviving heirs were dependent upon the decedent.
You need the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer Shreveport, LA trusts during this painful time. Call Steve Harrelson, our wrongful death lawyer, at the Harrelson Law Firm today at 318-300-3880 to discuss your options at no charge.