If you have a loved one who has passed away as the result of a car or commercial truck/18-wheeler accident, you or another loved may have the right to bring a claim on behalf of your deceased loved one.
We extend our sincerest condolences to accident victims that are suffering with such a difficult set of circumstances due to the fault of a negligent driver.
In these cases, Louisiana law preserves the right to file a wrongful death and survival action to a particular list of beneficiaries with the closest in relationship having the right exclusive to all others. The deceased's spouse and/or children are given first preference, if there is no spouse or children; then the right belongs to the parents of the deceased. In the absence of all of the above the brothers and sisters of the deceased have the option to bring the claim and if there are none then the grandparents of the deceased will have the right to bring the claim. In the absence of grandparents, then the deceased's estate has the right to file the claim.
We will answer any questions you may have, advise you of all of your legal options, and give you a professional opinion on the merits of your claim to include a recommendation of your next steps toward recovery and compensation.