A loved one’s wrongful death has a devastating effect on a family, both emotionally and financially. While nothing can bring your loved one back, the Russell Law Firm can hold the responsible party accountable and bring justice to family members under the applicable Louisiana laws. Claims of this type allow certain family members to seek financial compensation for the losses they sustained due to the loss of another family member at the hands of someone else.
Claims for compensation when someone has died due to the negligence or actions of another are litigated in “civil” court – not to be confused with “criminal” charges that are litigated in criminal court. If the responsible party committed a crime in the process of killing your loved one, such as in a drunk driving accident, any criminal charges that party might face are in addition to the death claim and are litigated separately.