Wrongful Death Cases

WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS IN LAKE CHARLES

Losing a loved one for any reason is difficult. But when the loss is sudden and caused by someone’s negligence or reckless behavior, it’s different. You have questions for which there may never be any answers, and justice feels like it can’t come soon enough.

 No amount of compensation can bring your loved one back. But the Johnson Firm will fight to secure compensation that provides financial relief to you and your family. With a Lake Charles wrongful death lawyer assuming the legal burden, you and your family can grieve your loss in peace.

The High Cost of Loss

The collective losses from an unexpected death are staggering and permanent. Funeral and burial expenses, and loss of income are just some of the things taken into account. But by far, the biggest loss is that of companionship. 

 Families can be left reeling from the impacts, and the last thing on their minds is a legal strategy to obtain compensation. We have the experience necessary to advocate on your behalf and are committed to exceeding your expectations. Call our office today at (337) 433-1414 or contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Injuries That Lead to Wrongful Death

Nearly any injury can lead to a wrongful death claim. Even seemingly simple or minor injuries can result in the death of a loved one. However, some types of injuries lead to wrongful death claims more frequently than others. These include:

  1. Vehicle Accidents

 According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, over 700 people are killed on Louisiana’s roadways each year. These people may have been involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle collision. What they have in common is that they suffered injuries so severe that they lost their lives and left friends and family behind.

  1. Medical Malpractice

 You trust medical professionals with your life. When you visit a doctor, you believe they are going to heal you, not make you worse, or even cause your death. Sadly, thousands of people each year pass away because a medical professional was negligent. A misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose, or a surgical mistake can cost you your life.

  1. Product Liability

 You buy a new product, use it the way the packaging says, and it performs as you expect. This happens every single day. You don’t stop to think that you could have been killed by that product had it malfunctioned, but that’s exactly what happens to some people across the country. 

 When a product is defective in its design, manufacture, composition, or fails to meet a warranty, you may have the right to seek compensation from the manufacturer.

  1. Drug Injuries

 Most of us have taken prescription medications in our lives. We’ve done this without a second thought because it was what our doctor told us to do. Yet according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 2.2 million hospitalized people suffer adverse drug reactions each year. Of these, more than 100,000 will die. That’s more deaths annually than car accidents, diabetes, or pneumonia. 

  1. Workplace Accidents

 Very few people start their workday believing that they may not come home at the end of their shift. According to OSHA, workplace accidents are common in the United States, with 5,250 people in 2018 suffering injury that ultimately led to their death. 

 In Louisiana there are limits on when a worker or the family of a deceased worker can sue an employer. However, in certain situations, an employer can be held liable for the death of an employee. An experienced lawyer should advise the family about what rights there are in case of a workplace death.

Seeking Compensation After a Wrongful Death

As premier wrongful death lawyers in Lake Charles, we work tirelessly to prove the entitlement of wrongful death damages. We will collect evidence to show how the death was caused by the negligence of a third party. We will advocate on your behalf to secure compensation for:

  • Medical expenses that were incurred prior to the death, if any exist
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income that the loved one’s passing has caused the family
  • Loss of companionship, love, and comfort of the loved one
  • Loss of domestic services the loved one provided

 Your grief should not be compounded by financial worries. Let us take the stress off of your shoulders. It’s our job to fight for what is fair while you are given time and space to mourn the passing of your family member. 

A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER CAN BE YOUR ADVOCATE

 We understand that this is an overwhelming time for your family. We also know that no amount of compensation will ease your grief or bring your loved one back. What financial compensation can do is alleviate some of the burden you are experiencing.

 Reach out to our team today for a free case evaluation. Do not take this on alone! Call us today at (337) 433-1414, reach out to us online, or visit our Lake Charles offices in person at 910 Ford Street, Lake Charles, 70601 at your convenience. We are here for you and your family and are ready to offer assistance.

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An injury can impact your life tremendously. Every type of injury that happens as a result of someone else’s negligence requires the attention of an experienced attorney.