When you lose a loved one because of the reckless or deliberate acts of another person, you have the right to be compensated. While compensation can’t bring your family member back, it can help you pay for lingering final expenses and other financial losses, so you can have the resources, time, and space you deserve to grieve your loss. Our experienced and compassionate Baton Rouge, LA, wrongful death lawyers at Gauthier Amedee are ready to go to bat for you and help you seek the justice you’re owed. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help through a free case review.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Wrongful Death?
We know the pain you feel is unbearable. We’re here to help fight for the justice your loved one and your family deserves.
Help is a Phone Call Away
Grieving the loss of a loved one can be unbelievably difficult, but getting the legal help you need is just a phone call away.
You Deserve Compensation
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation. We’re ready to go to bat for you today.
No Upfront Fees
You shouldn’t have to worry about costly upfront legal fees. Starting with a free case review, you won’t owe us anything unless we win for you.
You Don’t Have to Face This Alone
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the most painful events a person can experience. What’s worse is when someone else is responsible for that loss and you’re left with fear, anger, and sorrow. You don’t know where to turn for help, or how you’re going to pay the mounting expenses when all you want to do is mourn.
No amount of money can bring back a lost parent, child, or other loved one. Compensation can, however, help alleviate the financial burdens you might face to cover burial expenses, lingering medical bills, and even your pain and suffering. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re in Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, or anywhere in Louisiana, Gauthier Amedee is the wrongful death law firm that will help you carry the burden of this unbearable loss and go to bat for the justice your loved one and your family deserves.
What Compensation Can I Seek?
Many people who have lost a loved one find that they are no longer able to make ends meet. Our Baton Rouge, LA, wrongful death lawyers can help you seek compensation for the lost income, support, and services your loved one provided.
You may be entitled to collect compensation for the lost companionship and guidance you once relied upon from the loved one you tragically lost.
The emotional trauma you face can be just as long-term and devastating as any financial loss. You may be entitled to compensation for the anguish you’re experiencing.
Some of the most direct expenses you are likely presented with are medical bills leading up to the death, along with burial and other funeral costs. You can seek compensation for these expenses as well.
Punitive damages are exceptionally rare and are awarded not to compensate you but to punish the defendant. They are only awarded in cases of extreme recklessness or deliberate actions.
Have You Lost a Loved One Because of Someone Else’s Recklessness?
We know you’re hurting. We’re here to serve as your compassionate partner in the fight for the compensation your family deserves.
Wrongful Death FAQs
A wrongful death case is not a criminal case and carries no criminal penalties. It’s a civil case for financial compensation. Criminal cases are pursued completely separate from civil cases.
You may have heard of the term “statute of limitations”, which states the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death suit. In Louisiana, this is one year from the date of death.
In Louisiana, wrongful death is defined as any circumstance where a person dies and the cause of death is someone else’s fault. This can happen from deliberate actions or recklessness. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks financial compensation for such a death.
Wrongful death lawsuits in Louisiana can be filed by the children or spouse of the deceased. If there are no children and no spouse, parents can file. If there are no parents, siblings can file, and if there are no siblings, grandparents can file.
There’s absolutely no cost for you to call Gauthier Amedee for a review of your case. In fact, if we don’t successfully collect compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything at all. That’s the basis of a wrongful death law firm that works on contingency.