LOUISIANA Wrongful
Death ATTORNEY

The term wrongful death is used when “a person dies due to the fault of another,” according to Louisiana Civil Code Section 2315.2. When a person dies due to the fault of another person or a corporation's negligence, reckless actions, or intentional conduct, their family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Chris Faucheux is an experienced wrongful death lawyer who has litigated wrongful death claims in Louisiana.

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Wrongful death Lawsuits, recent LOUISIANA case result, & How chris can help:

WHAT IS A LOUISIANA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?

A Louisiana wrongful death lawsuit is essentially a personal injury lawsuit which resulted in death. It is filed in either state or federal court in Louisiana on behalf of the deceased by surviving family members or the estate.  In rare occasions, a lawsuit may not be necessary as the responsible party (or insurer) may accept liability and offer fair value without the necessity of filing a lawsuit. Louisiana has its own laws relating to wrongful deaths and some cases involve federal law.

RECENT LOUISIANA CASE RESULT:

In one case, an insurer disputed liability after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Assumption Parish. The Louisiana State Police asserted that the pedestrian was at fault. Chris Faucheux agreed to represent the family despite the liability dispute. A lawsuit was ultimately filed in the 23rd Judicial District Court. Chris was able to help his clients settle the case without a trial and the insurance company paid the policy limit.  

WRONGFUL DEATH CASES INVOLVING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY:

In some wrongful death cases, the prosecutor’s office may have filed a criminal lawsuit against the liable party, resulting in jail time, fines, or probation. An example of this is when the prosecutor's office files criminal charges against a drunk driver.

HOW CAN CHRIS HELP WITH A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?

Chris can help you navigate any wrongful death case regardless of the basis of the case because he is experienced in all aspects of Louisiana Tort law. Chris has litigated auto accidents, truck accidents, maritime accidents, industrial accidents, and many other torts. Chris Faucheux serves clients throughout the State of Louisiana and his office is in LaPlace, LA. Chris can also schedule to meet you at locations throughout the State. Chris offers 100% free consultations on all wrongful death cases in Louisiana.


When to file a wrongful death lawsuit & WHAT'S RECOVERABLE?

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN LOUISIANA?

The loss of a loved one is an overwhelming time. However, you only have one year to file a wrongful death claim.  This period could even be shorter when a personal injury results in death at a later date.  If a wrongful death action is brought after the prescriptive period defined by law, a defendant may be able to file an exception or a motion for an involuntary dismissal.   

HOW CAN A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT HELP YOUR FAMILY?

A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, emergency care bills, lost wages and benefits, the value of lost household services, your loved one's pain and suffering, and your family’s loss of care, companionship, guidance, and emotional support.


Who Can file a Wrongful death Lawsuit

WHO CAN FILE A WRONFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN LOUISIANA?

Louisiana law provides an order with which surviving family members can file a claim. If no one in a category can file, the individuals in the following category may file a claim. This categories are ordered as follows:

  • Surviving children or spouse of the deceased.
  • Surviving parent(s).
  • Surviving sibling(s).
  • Surviving grandparent(s).

Family members related by blood, marriage, or adoption may make a claim, and if there are none, the deceased’s estate can bring the claim to court.

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Compassion & Support

Chris knows that a wrongful death lawsuit is a challenging time for you and your family. The loss of a loved one is a tragedy that no amount of money can fix. However, a wrongful death lawsuit can be a way to help support your family after an unexpected loss. Chris is a compassionate and supportive attorney who will walk you through the legal process associated with the loss of a loved one. Chris can also help you find community resources and spiritual support groups that are right for you and your family. For a no hassle free case evaluation, just call Chris.

Case Results

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Don’t just take our word for it. Our results prove that Chris is the man you need on your team. Over and over, Chris has gone to great lengths to ensure that his clients recover.

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Chris can help you navigate complicated financial and legal issues after the loss of your loved one. You’re not in this alone - Chris is ready to be on your team and help you through this difficult time. Contact him today for a free consultation.

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