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Professional Metairie Lawyer Handles Wrongful Death Claims

Hardworking Louisiana attorney represents surviving family members

Few experiences in life are as painful as the death of a loved one, and if that person is killed by the negligent or willful acts of another, the pain can be even deeper. After the wrongful death of a loved one, it’s important to speak with a compassionate personal injury attorney. My firm, Troy R. Keller A.P.L.C. in Metairie, advocates on behalf of Louisiana plaintiffs in wrongful death actions so that they can obtain some financial compensation to help address their loss. Relief is available, but strict deadlines apply and only a knowledgeable litigator can accurately assess the full amount of damages you are entitled to. Don’t accept an unfair settlement without gaining an informed perspective on your rights.

Knowledgeable adviser pursues appropriate damages after a tragic loss

A fatal accident can’t be undone, but a measure of legal relief is available to family members who are left behind. For 25 years, my personal injury firm has helped plaintiffs achieve a positive resolution to their wrongful death claims. If you’ve suffered a tragic loss caused by someone else, I can explain each aspect of your potential case, including these considerations:

  • Parties entitled to file — Surviving spouses and children have the right to file wrongful death claims under Louisiana law. If the decedent does not leave a surviving spouse or children, then the victim’s parents, siblings and grandparents have priority in that order. Should none of those family members survive the victim, their estate can initiate an action.
  • Statute of limitations — Wrongful death plaintiffs have only one year from the date of the fatality to file a lawsuit. Though this might seem like a long time, it can be easy to lose track of these matters while you’re dealing with all of the other aspects of your tragedy. In every case, it is best to secure qualified legal assistance immediately so that crucial evidence and witnesses are not lost.
  • Damages available — Financial damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can help cover funeral costs, medical bills and lost income. Damages for loss of companionship and emotional pain can also bring some comfort.

Whether your loved one was lost in an auto accident, a collision with a truck, or another type of tragic incident, my firm offers a free initial consultation and charges you no legal fees unless your case is settled or won.  

Contact a Louisiana lawyer for a free consultation regarding a wrongful death claim

Troy R. Keller A.P.L.C. represents Louisiana victims in wrongful death litigation arising from vehicle accidents. Please call 504-517-7989 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Metairie office. The firm offers flexible hours and serves Spanish-speaking clients.