Typically, in Louisiana a wrongful death claim must be filed within one year of the date of a person’s death. In very limited circumstances, there may be exceptions to that rule, such as when the cause of death is not known within the year. It is important to note also that only certain family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death claim in Louisiana. Also, some family members may have other claims related to a loved one’s death, known as a “survival” action. It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help a grieving family navigate through these important issues and to make sure the family’s rights are protected.
Has Your Loved One Died Due To The Negligence Of Others?
If you lost a family member due to a negligent act you need to speak with an experienced Covington area wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help families throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.