Wrongful Death

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A wrongful death claim seeks compensation when a person dies because of the fault of another person. Whether you are filing an injury claim against an individual or an entire corporation, the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap can walk you through the process. With a compassionate and tenacious injury attorney in Shreveport, Louisiana, you can seek the financial compensation you deserve.

Who is eligible for compensation in wrongful death lawsuits?

  • The surviving spouse or children
  • The surviving parent or parents
  • The surviving siblings
  • The surviving grandparents

In each category, a person related to the decedent by adoption can bring a claim just as other family members who are related by blood or marriage. If there are no surviving family members at all, the deceased person’s estate representative can file a claim. Attorney Robert B. Dunlap can help determine your eligibility and present your claim in court.

Recoverable Damages in a Louisiana Wrongful Death Claim

Under Louisiana law, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is one year. This means the family or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file for compensation within a year from the date of death. Mr. Dunlap knows his clients are going through extremely stressful situations and works hard to provide a low-stress experience.

Common economic damages in wrongful death claims:

  • Lost wages and benefits.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Bills for damaged property.
  • Value of lost household services.
  • Medical bills, including bills for emergency services for the decedent’s final injury or illness.

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Non-economic losses, on the other hand, cannot be established with evidence like a bill or receipt. These damages include the pain and suffering of the decedent and the loss of care, companionship, emotional support, and guidance of the family members. In Louisiana, wrongful death claims are based on both accidents and purposeful action, including negligent, reckless, and intentional conduct. With knowledgeable legal advice, the Shreveport wrongful death attorney at the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap can answer your questions and represent you in court to seek the compensation you deserve.

Contact Mr. Dunlap today for more information about how we can assist you.