Wrongful Death

New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorneys

Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight for Grieving Families

There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one as a result of another’s negligence. If you have lost a loved one, it is vital that you consult with an experienced New Orleans wrongful death attorney. Attorneys at Tony Clayton & Associates can help you recover the compensation your family deserves for your loss. Although compensation will not bring back your loved one, it can help get justice and secure your family’s future.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim can be filed when a person’s negligence or intentional acts causes the death of another person. A wrongful death claim allows those suffering the loss of a loved one to seek compensation for their damages and loss. While wrongful death can be broad, it doesn’t cover every kind of accident that causes the death of another.

For example, the following would meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim:

  • Car accidents caused by drunk driving, texting, or other related issues
  • Criminal actions such as attacks or assaults
  • Defective products or drugs
  • Drowning accidents due to property damage
  • Medical malpractice from a doctor
  • Workplace accidents caused by absence of training or supervision

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience, and it is even more difficult when their death could have been prevented. If you have lost your loved one, you may be eligible to seek compensation for their loss and hold the responsible parties accountable. Although laws vary from states to state, in most cases, close family members of the victims can bring forth a wrongful death claim.

In most states, the following individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Children (18 and older)
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Spouses or life partners
  • Any other dependents

In more cases, children and spouses are given the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. This means that a parent, sibling, or other relative will be unable to file one if the spouse or child already has.

Work with Our New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, we encourage you to contact us as quickly as possible. Regardless of how the incident occurred, our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to represent your rights. With over 20 years of experience representing the people of Louisiana, we can develop a strong case for you. We can walk you through every step of the way.

Contact our New Orleans wrongful death lawyers today for a free case review: (504) 608-3211!

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