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Wrongful Death: Helping Families After the Loss of a Loved One
Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one in an accident, especially when there is a negligent individual at fault. It is not uncommon for a family to lose a loved one due to the negligent or reckless behavior of another. If you have lost someone in this manner, do not hesitate to reach out to Cueria Law Firm for assistance. As New Orleans attorneys, we serve the immediate area as well as the state of Louisiana. We focus our efforts on helping families receive compensation for the loss of a family member. As wrongful death attorneys, we are on your side and fight for you.
Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim
When a third party is responsible for the death of another individual, they can be held liable. A victim of a serious injury such as a burn or brain injury will have the ability to file a personal injury claim on their behalf. An individual who dies due to someone else’s negligence does not.
When an individual loses their life due to the negligent behavior of someone else, that person is still entitled to compensation and legal action just as someone who files a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, the individual is no longer living and able to fight their claim. Therefore, the family has the right to file a wrongful death claim.
Family members can seek retribution in a case when their loved one was killed by someone by filing a wrongful death claim case. Even if the individual has already been prosecuted for manslaughter or murder, a civil suit can still be filed based on a wrongful death claim.
What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Case?
The best way to define a wrongful death is when the negligent act or intentional act of an individual results in the death of another. Laws exist to provide legal recourse for the family members who suffered the loss of a loved one to file a claim. In each state, wrongful death claims exist. Our Louisiana wrongful death attorneys have experience in helping families file claims and are ready to assist you if you have experienced a loss as well. At Cueria Law Firm, we can review your case and determine if you have the ability to file a claim based on the cause of loss as well as your relationship to the deceased.
Types of Incidents that Qualify for Wrongful Death
The term wrongful death is broad but does cover certain types of incidents. Not every incident will be defined as a wrongful death. Examples of wrongful death can include:
- Car accident due to texting, drunk driving or other negligent behavior
- Workplace accident dues to supervision issues or lack of training
- Assault or attack that led to the death of an individual
- Doctor malpractice
- Drowning accident due to premise liability or property damage
- Defective product that resulted in death
In most cases, the children of the deceased, parents, siblings, spouses/life partner or other dependents have the right to file a wrongful death suit. If you or someone you love has lost their life due to the negligence of another contact our office today.
Let our team of attorney’s review your case and see if you qualify to file a wrongful death claim.
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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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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.
The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.