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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Shreveport

Compassionate Legal Support for Grieving Families Throughout Northwest Louisiana

When a loved one dies, the pain and grief can be overwhelming. When that death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another, the loss can be even more difficult to bear. In addition to the emotional trauma, families are often left with significant financial burdens, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of the deceased’s income and benefits.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ryan E. Gatti, Attorney at Law, we understand the immense pain and suffering you are going through, and we are here to help. Our Shreveport wrongful death lawyer can guide you through the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call our office today at (318) 633-0186 or contact us onlineto schedule a free consultation with our team.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is brought by the surviving family members of a person who has died due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions and to recover compensation for the family’s losses.

Under Louisiana law, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the following individuals:

  • The deceased’s surviving spouse and children
  • The deceased’s surviving parents, if there is no surviving spouse or children
  • The deceased’s surviving siblings, if there is no surviving spouse, children, or parents

If none of these individuals are alive, the deceased’s estate may file a wrongful death claim. The damages recovered in a wrongful death claim are distributed to the surviving family members in proportion to their loss.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Louisiana?

Like other personal injury claims, wrongful death claims are subject to a statute of limitations. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is one year from the date of the deceased’s death.

If you fail to file your wrongful death claim within this one-year time limit, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the at-fault party is a government entity, you may have as little as 90 days to file your claim.

Additionally, if the at-fault party is facing criminal charges for the death, the statute of limitations may be paused until the criminal case is resolved. To ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines, it is best to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with a complicated legal process. However, filing a wrongful death claim is often the only way to recover the compensation you need to pay for your loved one’s final expenses and to support your family in the future.

At Ryan E. Gatti, Attorney at Law, we understand the immense pain and suffering you are going through, and we are here to help. Our Shreveport wrongful death lawyers can handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on your family and your healing.

When you choose our firm, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your loved one’s death
  • Identify all potentially liable parties and sources of compensation
  • Handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance company
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary
  • Aggressively advocate for your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed

Our firm has extensive experience handling wrongful death claims, and we have a proven track record of success. We know what it takes to win and are not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies on your behalf.

What Compensation Is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

While no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, a successful wrongful death claim can help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your loved one’s final expenses and support your family in the future.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

Our firm can help you understand the potential value of your claim and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Get the Legal Support You Need Today

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ryan E. Gatti, Attorney at Law, we are committed to helping you recover the compensation you are owed so you can focus on your family and your healing.

Call our office today at (318) 633-0186 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Shreveport wrongful death lawyers.

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