Results-Oriented Attorneys With Integrity And Experience

Attorneys James R. “JR” Clary, Jr., Christopher S. Suba, Casey D. Neale and Briton J. Myer

When An Accident Turns Fatal

Some accident fatalities are immediate. Others develop when serious injuries lead to death hours, days, months or years later. When doctors rule that an accident was the cause of death, surviving close family members can legally seek financial recovery from people or organizations that were responsible for the accident. Speak with a wrongful death attorney to learn if your loved one’s untimely death may be a cause for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

At Clary | Suba | Neale, we take our clients’ wrongful death cases personally. While getting to know a family in such a case, we inevitably end up with our own feelings of appreciation for their loss. At the same time, we have the privilege of applying our skills as civil litigation lawyers to pursue financial relief for those who are eligible to bring claims.

Do You Qualify? If So, What Kind Of Compensation Might You Receive?

You are likely eligible to bring a wrongful death claim if someone’s negligence led to the accident that took your family member’s life and you are:

  • Parents of the deceased, who was a minor
  • The surviving spouse of the deceased
  • A minor child of the deceased

If you are a parent of an adult child who was killed or an adult child of someone who died in a fatal car accident or another type of accident, then you should also ask a lawyer to evaluate your case. There may be legal ways for you, too, to get relief.

The compensation in a wrongful death case in Louisiana may cover one or more of the following:

  • Economic damages: Including final medical bills, funeral and burial costs, lost future income and benefits that the deceased would have provided for dependent family members, and other economic aspects of the qualified family members’ losses
  • Noneconomic losses: Such as pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages: Namely, legal penalties in the form of dollars if gross negligence caused the accident

In some cases, a criminal case may be involved, but the civil wrongful death claim will be a separate legal matter. We are trial attorneys with more than 75 combined years of experience, and we are ready to work for justice for your family.

We Will Tread Softly While Preparing To Go To Battle For You

As longtime lawyers working for the betterment of our fellow Baton Rouge-area clients, we understand the importance of allowing your family time and space to grieve. Legal action may be far from your mind in the beginning. However, we want to let you know that we can take burdens off your shoulders by beginning the investigation quietly and behind the scenes during your time of mourning and memorializing your loved one.

Louisiana’s wrongful death laws give you one year to bring a lawsuit. Do not delay getting legal advice, because that year can go by quickly. As skillful personal injury lawyers, we are ready to start gathering information to strengthen your wrongful death case. Call 225-228-3694 or email us to schedule a no-obligation consultation.