A 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
Why Hire Us
We have over 100 years of combined experience.
We have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients.
We have a national reputation for excellence.