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Wrongful Death FAQ


There are many questions you might have in mind when it comes to wrongful death suits and potentially filing a lawsuit to seek compensation or a settlement. They are a type of personal injury suit, although in the case of a wrongful death suit, someone else is filing on behalf of the injured person. 

Can I sue for the pain and suffering of a decedent? 

Along with seeking monetary compensation for economic losses, you might be interested in seeking compensation for pain and suffering. In cases of wrongful death, the decedent’s family may recover damages for their own pain and suffering as well as the pain and suffering that the decedent may have endured prior to their death. 

Can you bring a wrongful death suit for a child or elderly person?

You are allowed to file a wrongful death suit and take action for a lawsuit for the death of a child or elderly person. You might want to consider partnering with a lawyer for these cases so that you can get the maximum amount of compensation and settlement that justice demands. 

Does the state I live in affect the wrongful death suit?

Yes. Depending on the state you live in, there will be different rules when it comes to filing a wrongful death suit. Some states do not allow certain types of damage awards. Some states also have shorter or longer statutes of limitations. This will establish the timeframe for when you need to file the lawsuit. Your Baton Rouge Lawyer will know Louisiana laws that apply to your case.

What is a wrongful death action? 

A wrongful death action is when the heirs or relatives act on the behalf of the deceased after a wrongful death has occurred. This is an important step for many people because they have been deprived of the love and companionship of their loved ones. It might also mean economic hardship for many people if they lost the person in their home who worked and made sure everyone could survive financially.

It’s an important step for many people because it might allow them to help them get back on track after the death of their loved ones. Having a settlement or compensation might allow them to recover more fully. 

Benefits of Speaking with a Lawyer 

If your loved one was the victim of wrongful death, filing a lawsuit can be hard but important. Partnering with a lawyer can allow you to file the correct paperwork, and they can negotiate on your behalf for your compensation and recovery of losses. 

They might also appear before a judge or in court with you so that you don’t have to face the court alone, which can be very hard for many people. 

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