There is nothing more devastating for a family than the death of or injury to a loved caused by another person’s or company’s negligence. If someone in your family was injured or lost as a result of a wrongful death or personal injury, you or they have the right to pursue a lawsuit for compensation. This compensation may include, among other things, lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost companionship, and even funeral expenses. At Baggett McCall, we understand that while neither we nor anyone else can bring back the world as it was prior to the loss or injury, we can help you to get your life back together, establish who was responsible for your losses and recover just and adequate compensation. We have repeatedly and successfully litigated cases against some of the largest companies in the country and will do whatever is required as your representatives to recover full and fair compensation.
Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Claim Basics
A wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit is a legal suit against the person or companies responsible for the loss caused by their negligent or intentional acts or omissions. Claims can arise from death or injury resulting from car accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous property conditions, dangerous chemicals, unsafe working conditions, unsafe drugs or medical devices, or defective products.
Who May Be Eligible To Sue?
While in a personal injury claim the person bringing the suit is normally the injured person, in a wrongful death claim a lawsuit may be filed either by surviving family members or representatives of the deceased person’s estate. Surviving family members who may bring a suit, depending on the state in which the action is being brought, can include the following:
- Immediate family members such as the spouse or children of the deceased;
- Parents of an unmarried deceased child; and/or
- Other family members of the deceased such as siblings.
Who May Be Sued In A Wrongful Death Case?
Multiple parties may be involved in a wrongful death & personal injury lawsuit. It can be very difficult to determine all of the parties responsible for a loss or injury. At Baggett McCall, our attorneys and investigators will aggressively investigate your claim and uncover all the parties responsible for your injury or the death of your loved one. As an example, in an automobile accident, parties responsible for the accident might include:
- The driver of the other vehicle and the driver’s employer;
- The designer or builder of the roadway if a roadway defect is partially to blame;
- The manufacturer of a defective intersection signal or other traffic equipment that caused or contributed to the accident;
- A person who served alcohol to an impaired driver; and/or
- The owner of the establishment where alcohol was served.
It’s important that you hire experienced wrongful death and personal injury attorneys who can represent you and pursue your claim successfully to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus, L.L.C. in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation, or call 337-478-8888 or 800-639-2524 now to speak directly with an experienced personal injury, wrongful death, and professional negligence lawyer. Choose your lawyer carefully.