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At Cueria Law Firm, LLC, we understand that the loss of a loved one is very painful. Especially when that loved one’s death was due to the negligence of another person. Cueria Law Firm works very hard to ensure that…
At Cueria Law Firm, LLC, we understand that the loss of a loved one is very painful. Especially when that loved one’s death was due to the negligence of another person. Cueria Law Firm works very hard to ensure that you can get financial compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
No amount of money can fill the void left by the death of a loved one. However, when a wrongful death occurs, dependents of the deceased can face many financial struggles. These burdens can pile up and further ruin the livelihood of an already grieving individual or family. Our mission at Cueria Law Firm is to help families through these difficult times and ease their burden.
What Could I Possibly Get Compensation For?
· Day-to-day expenses
· Funeral and burial expenses
· loss of income
· loss of companionship
· Pre-death pain and suffering
· Medical expenses incurred prior to death
· Grief and anguish, suffered in the past, as well to be suffered in the future.
Who Can Bring Up a Case?
· Spouse or children of the deceased
· If there is no surviving spouse or child, the parents of the deceased may bring up a wrongful death case.
· If there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent, the sibling of the deceased may bring up a wrongful death case.
· Also, if a young child dies from wrongful death, the parents of the child may bring up a case.
Determining who is allowed to bring up a wrongful death case may be intricate so contact an attorney to discuss the best course of action for you and your case. At Cueria Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience in wrongful death cases; and can help determine what fair compensation for you and your family is.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is when the death of one person is directly linked to the negligence of another. Our office will work hard to hold those accountable for your loved ones’ death responsible.
Below are some of the most common wrongful death cases we see:
· Motorcycle accidents
o The United States Federal Government estimates that the number of deaths on motorcycles was almost 29 times the number of deaths in cars per mile traveled in 2015. Because of this, it’s important that a motorcyclist’s family understands its right to a wrongful death claim following such a tragedy.
· Automobile accidents
o Punitive damages occur when in certain cases where the death of a loved one is killed by a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver.
· Machinery accidents
o Heavy machinery needs to be constantly inspected and kept in good repair by employers to ensure the safe operation of machinery. Negligence to do so can result in serious injury, in worst cases leading to the wrongful death of an individual.
· Firearm accidents
How Long Do I Have to Bring Up a Wrongful Death Case?
While we recommend that you contact an attorney immediately following the death of a loved one at another’s negligence to begin recouping your financial loses. Law states that you have one year from the death of the individual to bring up a wrongful death case.
What If My Loved One Was Partially At Fault?
Louisiana is a comparative fault state. This means that, even though the deceased may be partially at fault for their death, a dependent of the individual may still bring up a case against the other person or entity responsible for the death.
Your recovery will be bound by the percentage the deceased was at fault for their death. For example, if the deceased was found to be at 50% fault for their death, and those who brought up the case were awarded $750,000, the end award would be $375,000.
It is best to find an attorney to represent your case. The unwanted burden of losing a loved one is enough for you to have to handle. Our attorney has handled wrongful death cases on the gulf coast for 20+ years. We will work diligently to ensure you are fairly compensated for the wrongful death of your loved one so that you can focus on healing. Contact us today to get a free consultation so we can assess your unique case and help you figure out what is right for you.
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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.
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