flowers on a graveA dependent family member may be eligible to recover compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you can fight for money to cover damages related to your loved one’s accident. This includes funerary expenses, medical costs and non-economic damages such as loss, and more.

If you suffered the loss of a loved one in a serious accident, contact the legal team at Lamothe Law Firm today. We are here to help you fight for the justice your loved one deserves.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The law is specific about who may sue for wrongful death damages. In Louisiana, a wrongful death claim can be brought against the negligent party on behalf of the surviving spouse and children, a parent if there is no spouse or child, siblings if no spouse, child or parent exists, and finally, a grandparent if none of the previous relations to the deceased exist. Exceptions exist which bar a parent who has abandoned the deceased during his or her years of minority, and a surviving relative who is convicted of causing or having a hand in causing the death of the deceased.

How We Can Serve You

A successful wrongful death claim requires more than a compassionate lawyer. To get the compensation your family truly deserves, you need a legal advocate on your side with the right skill, experience and knowledge. Our firm is not only experienced but recognized in the legal community as a leader in personal injury and wrongful death representation in New Orleans.

Frank Lamothe has been consistently recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in Louisiana and the nation.

~Listed in Best Lawyers in America
~Listed in Super Lawyers
~Invited member, American College of Trial Lawyers
~Invited member, American Board of Trial Advocates
~Member, The Litigation Counsel of America
~Member, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
~Listed as Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Lamothe Law Firm has won national accolades as well.

~Best Law Firms – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers


We have over 100 years of combined experience in helping people who have been seriously harmed by the fault of others. We believe in winning. You only get justice when we are successful. We believe in our ability to win and we believe in our clients. We are fully committed to achieving justice for our clients. As seasoned trial attorneys, we are frequently brought on board by other law firms who appreciate our expertise and trial abilities .

We have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients. We have won numerous verdicts at trial for victims and negotiated life changing significant settlements for our clients. We receive frequent referrals from other attorneys to lead them to victory in significant cases. We are proven and seasoned trial lawyers. We are known as a “go to” law firm.

We have a national reputation for excellence. Frank Lamothe is listed in Best Lawyers in America; Louisiana Super Lawyers; The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was selected as a New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law winner – for 2014 and 2015.

Our firm was named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. We were also selected as the Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana by Global Law Experts.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death claims may be the result of any accident, in such as:

Car Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Product Liability
Construction Site Accidents
Work Place Accidents
• Boating Accidents
Maritime or Offshore Accidents
• Nursing Home Neglect
Medical Malpractice
• Criminal Activity

If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, you will need to understand the process and how the law applies to your case. We can give you the advice you need. We handle all wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. We only get paid if you recover.

Damages Recoverable for Wrongful Death

Louisiana wrongful death claims law allows recovery of the following items of loss to the claimant:

– The loss of economic support he or she suffered by the death, including children or spouses.
– Anguish and grief experienced by the loss.
– The loss of consortium including the loss of companionship and love of the victim.
– The pain and suffering of the victim if they did not die immediately.
– “Punitive” damages where alcohol was involved in causing the accident.
– Damages as a result of viewing the event causing the person’s death.
– Funeral expenses

Any claim for wrongful death must be filed within one year of the death.

Lamothe Law Firm has lawyers experienced in representing individuals in wrongful death actions. If a loved one has been killed as a result of the negligence of another, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death action. Speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer from our law firm today about your case. For the legal help you deserve, contact us at (504)704-1414.

Please contact Lamothe Law Firm today to speak to a qualified attorney who can evaluate your case free of charge
to determine the best way to protect your legal interests.

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Leading attorney Frank Lamothe is listed in every edition for past 30 years for Personal Injury.

Lamothe Law Firm selected as one of the Best Law Firms – Personal Injury.

Frank Lamothe has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranking for the past 35 years, which is the best possible rating, given by other attorneys.

Frank Lamothe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, available to top trial attorneys in the country by invitation-only.

Rated by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the city.

Awarded to the top 5% of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana, Frank Lamothe has received this honor every year since 2007.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent in the Country

The Top Trial Lawyers in America– For attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Frank Lamothe, member by invitation-only.

New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law winner based on professional & community involvement and achievements – 2014 and 2015, Frank Lamothe.


400 Poydras Street, Suite 1760
New Orleans, LA  70130  
(504) 704-1414