Losing a loved one is never easy, but the grief and pain can seem even more overwhelming if someone else’s negligence or recklessness is to blame. At Harrell & Nowak, we know how difficult the emotional and financial hardships can be for those facing the death of a spouse, parent, or child. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, our wrongful death attorneys serving New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and nearby areas can help. Our wrongful death lawyers have provided many local families with dedicated, aggressive representation so that guilty parties are held liable for their actions and that victims receive compensation for grief and anguish, loss of wages, and other damages.
Causes of Wrongful Death
If someone’s negligent or reckless actions result in the death of another individual, then a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed to hold the guilty party accountable. Reckless or negligent drivers can be sued for wrongful death if their actions result in car, truck, motorcycle, or other types of motor vehicle accidents in which someone is killed. Doctors or other healthcare providers can be held accountable under medical malpractice law if their negligent care is responsible for the death of a patient. They can also be held responsible if their failure to diagnose the patient’s condition resulted in his or her death, whereas other doctors might have been able to make a correct diagnosis.
Fatal accidents can also occur at construction sites or other workplaces in addition to stores, private homes, and public grounds. If the employer or property owner is liable for unsafe conditions that led to the accident, then our wrongful death attorneys will work to prove their fault and hold them accountable for the pain and suffering caused by their negligence.
Wrongful Death Damages
Individuals who file wrongful death cases are often eligible to receive some of the largest settlements that are awarded in court. Although no amount of money is sufficient to take the place of a loved one, substantial settlements are often rewarded to account for the loss of companionship and grief and anguish. In addition, damages can be awarded for the projected income that the deceased individual would have made for the rest of his or her life. Lastly, additional punitive damages can be awarded for the purpose of punishing the guilty party and to help prevent similar accidents or incidents from happening in the future. The wrongful death lawyers at our practice will seek the maximum damages to be awarded in your case.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Metairie, Kenner, and New Orleans
If you have lost a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another person, our wrongful death attorneys can help ensure that justice is served. Contact our lawyers serving New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and nearby areas.