Loss of companionship and financial stress is a genuine source of concern for those who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. The emotional impact of the death of a family member will last a lifetime and may include depression, psychological suffering and ongoing grief. These are the serious effects of loss of companionship and may be a relevant factor in a wrongful death claim for monetary damages.
Many accidents are caused by reckless and dangerous actions by Louisiana drivers. Drunk driving, texting behind the wheel and speeding are just some examples of the negligent behaviors that can cause serious injuries to others sharing the road. If the accident that claimed the life of your loved one was caused by any of the above factors, a wrongful death claim may be an option.