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Compassionate Wrongful Death Counsel

Losing a loved one unexpectedly may be among the most painful experiences you will ever face. When your loved one is taken in an accident that happened because of another person's negligence, it only adds to the tragedy of the situation. It is important that you speak to a wrongful death lawyer who can help you understand your rights.

I am Houma, Louisiana, personal injury attorney Brent J. Rhodes. I know that the legal implications of your loved one's death are likely the furthest thing from your mind right now. Being with your family during this difficult time is rightly your top priority. I have a great deal of experience representing families in wrongful death claims. I will work directly with the insurance companies and seek the full measure of compensation available under the law.

Benefits For Surviving Family Members In Louisiana Wrongful Death Cases

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the law provides for eligible dependent family members to receive compensation for the losses they suffer as a result of a loved one's death. I work closely with my clients to gain a complete understanding of how the passing of their loved one will impact them. I use that information to present the strongest possible case to support their claim for damages.

Among the benefits available to surviving family members in a wrongful death claim are:

  • Funeral and medical expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Loss of care and guidance
  • Loss of potential inheritance
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of household services provided by your loved one

If your loved one's death resulted from extreme negligence or misconduct, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages. In every case, I hire the appropriate experts to determine a fair dollar value for the losses your family has suffered and the income your loved one would have provided to the family had he or she lived.

Will Your Claim Involve A Survival Action?

A survival action is a unique proceeding that focuses on your loved one's pain and suffering prior to death. If your loved one had survived, he or she may have been able to pursue damages for pain and suffering. A survival action allows you to pursue those damages on your loved one's behalf. I will review your case, determine the viability of a survival action and help you seek appropriate compensation.

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Contact the Law Offices of Brent J. Rhodes to discuss your wrongful death claim or survival action. I offer a free initial consultation in every case. You can reach me at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 985-262-7799 or toll free at 866-692-8703.