A wrongful death is one where the death was not intended to happen and was caused by another person's negligence. If you are facing the sudden loss of a loved one, you may be feeling confused and uncertain of where to turn for help.
The wrongful death lawyers at Bruno & Bruno are available to represent you in this most unfortunate time. We will investigate all aspects of your case to discover the facts of your loved one's wrongful death. Though nothing can make up for your tragic loss, we will strive to recover the maximum monetary compensation related to the accident.
Our lawyers have years of experience handling wrongful death cases involving a wide range of catastrophic accidents, from auto accidents and firearms accidents to drownings and poisonings. We represent clients throughout Louisiana's South Shore from our New Orleans office and throughout the North Shore from our Covington office.
In Louisiana, only immediate family members may file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the decedent's estate. We will help you determine the compensation you are entitled to receive, including medical expenses, funeral expenses, and lost income and support. Our attorneys are committed to helping you obtain fair compensation for your financial and emotional suffering following your loved one's death.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death
- What does "wrongful death" mean?
Wrongful death generally refers to unexpected and untimely deaths that are due to the negligence and carelessness of others.
- Who is held accountable for a wrongful death?
Those responsible for a wrongful death should be held accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused.
- What should I do if I believe my family member was the victim of a wrongful death?
You should contact a lawyer immediately. The attorneys at Bruno & Bruno are experienced in personal injury and wrongful death and have the knowledge and expertise to represent your case.
- When should a wrongful death case be filed?
If you believe a family member suffered a wrongful death, contact an attorney immediately. The proper time limit within which to file a wrongful death claim will depend on the unique facts surrounding your loved one's passing. Relevant information to be considered would include the date of the death, the date of the wrongful act that led to the death and the date when you, as a surviving family member, should have been aware of pertinent information that would give rise to a wrongful death claim.
- Are all wrongful death claims alike?
There are many types of wrongful deaths, all of which are unfortunate and unnecessary. Examples of wrongful death include:
- Automobile accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Firearms accidents
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At Bruno & Bruno, we will take care of the financial and legal aspects of your wrongful death case so that you can focus on your family. Rely on us to handle your case with the compassion and care you need and deserve. To discuss your wrongful death suit with one of our lawyers, contact us online or call 504-525-1335 (800-966-1335 toll free). Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans and Covington.