As human beings, we will face emotional hardship and difficulty at various points in our lives. Perhaps one of the most difficult things to face, however, is the loss of a loved one.
When someone dies, the finality of the fact that we will never see the person again is painful – no doubt about it. When someone dies as a result of the negligence of another party, though, it is even harder to comprehend. Knowing that, if not for the negligence and/or irresponsible behavior of the at-fault party, the loved one would still be alive is a psychological hardship that no one should ever have to endure. Nevertheless, it happens all the time.
Deaths caused by negligence commonly happen as a result of car accidents, medical negligence, sports injuries, slip and fall events, recreational vehicle accidents, boating incidents, fatal extreme sports injuries and a whole lot more.
Everyone has a different way of dealing with the death of a loved one. Some people seek mental health counseling, some people end up changing the direction of their lives, and some people decide to seek justice and financial restitution in court. Indeed, when one party causes the death of another through negligence, Louisiana law provides that the at-fault party compensate the deceased victim’s family members financially for the loss.
Financial compensation in a successfully navigated wrongful death lawsuit may include money for lost family income, money for end-of-life expenses, money for lost family relationships, money for a lost future inheritance and more. If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, you too may be able to seek financial compensation in court. The Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC, is available to help you evaluate the viability of your potential legal action in this regard.