Louisiana Wrongful Death Attorney
Mr. Amos has handled death cases involving children & adults. Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the worst things to go through. In just about every wrongful death case, when the negligence of another party directly leads to the death of an individual, the family of that victim is entitled to bring wrongful death action in order to collect damages. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s reckless, careless or negligent actions you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Some of the wrongful death causes include auto accidents, medical malpractice, drunk-driving accidents, defective products, fires, and industrial or construction accidents. When wrongful death occurs, beneficiaries, dependents or the family of the deceased can sue the person that is responsible for causing the death for monetary damages. It is important to hire a lawyer who has experience in handling wrongful death cases.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death attorney usually files a lawsuit against the people or corporation that is responsible for the death of the victim with the aim of not only seeking compensation but also providing closure and justice. Therefore, you will need to hire an attorney that has a good understanding of the law that address various wrongful death cases and will fight for justice against the party that is at fault. Even then, it is important to ensure that you go for a wrongful death attorney that has years of experience in handling similar cases as yours because they will work to ensure that your rights are protected. Valex Amos has over 18 years of experience in representing families of wrongful death victims. He will put together every piece of evidence to paint a clear picture of what happened to the victim. Mr. Amos will advise you on the actions that you can take to ensure a positive outcome. Most importantly, he will put forth legal arguments that will hold accountable the person whom the lawsuit is filed against. Mr. Amos will make sure the pain you suffer as a result of a loss will be compensated.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Medical and funeral expenses related to the death
- Loss of health and medical benefits
- Loss of services and goods that the deceased was supposed to provide
- Loss of protection, companionship and care
- Loss of inheritance as a result of untimely death
- Punitive damages where the conduct was malicious egregious or intentional
What is a “Wrongful Death” in Louisiana?
Art. 2315.2. Wrongful death action
A. If a person dies due to the fault of another, suit may be brought by the following persons to recover damages which they sustained as a result of the death:
(1) The surviving spouse and child or children of the deceased, or either the spouse or the child or children.
(2) The surviving father and mother of the deceased, or either of them if he left no spouse or child surviving.
(3) The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, or parent surviving.
(4) The surviving grandfathers and grandmothers of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, parent, or sibling surviving.
B. The right of action granted by this Article prescribes one year from the death of the deceased.
C. The right of action granted under this Article is heritable, but the inheritance of it neither interrupts nor prolongs the prescriptive period defined in this Article.
D. As used in this Article, the words “child”, “brother”, “sister”, “father”, “mother”, “grandfather”, and “grandmother” include a child, brother, sister, father, mother, grandfather, and grandmother by adoption, respectively.
E. For purposes of this Article, a father or mother who has abandoned the deceased during his minority is deemed not to have survived him.
Call Valex Amos today (337) 291-9115! What can Mr. Amos do for you? Mr. Amos will get you the compensation you deserve! Remember to win your case you need good evidence, good facts, and a very good lawyer. Valex Amos is the right choice.