Wrongful Death Attorney

Any time a loved one dies it is an emotional experience. This is particularly so if the deceased was killed through the negligent actions of another individual or by a defective product. The pain of your loss can be compounded if it leaves family members wrestling with financial concerns caused by a loss of income. While no amount of money will replace that family member's presence in your life, it can prevent financial struggles and allow everyone in your family to focus on supporting each other emotionally.

At the office of Grady J. Flattmann Attorneys at Law LLC in Covington, we advocate for the surviving family members of individuals whose death was caused by someone else's negligence. These cases are known as wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death lawsuits may stem from fatal car accidents, pedestrian accidents, industrial workplace accidents, the use of defective products or many other incidents. They are intended to help family members replace a wage earner's future income, pay for medical and funeral expenses, and provide compensation for mental anguish, and lost love and affection among other things.

An Experienced And Empathetic Lawyer

Attorney Flattmann has practiced personal injury law since 2005. He understands the sensitive nature of pursuing legal action when someone is involved in a fatal accident. He will move forward with your case while providing space for you to grieve your loss with family and friends.

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana is one year from the individual's death. It is important to provide an attorney with sufficient time to investigate the case and determine if a wrongful death lawsuit should be filed.

In a wrongful death/survival lawsuit, you can seek financial compensation for:

  • Lost wages the deceased could have been expected to earn over a lifetime
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish and suffering
  • The financial value of services the deceased would have brought to the family (for example, home maintenance and education assistance)
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before his or her death

Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Louisiana law sets limitations on who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call us today to see if you are eligible to pursue a wrongful death/survival claim on behalf of a loved one.

If you have a family member who was fatally injured due to someone else's negligence, we can answer your questions and recommend the best course of action. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You will only pay an attorney fee if we recover compensation for you.

We work with families in St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish, as well as cities and towns throughout the Northshore and Greater New Orleans.