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Determining damages in a wrongful death lawsuit

When people die young in fatal accidents, it can be more difficult for family members since there is no time to prepare for what life may be like without the loved one around. Such an unexpected death can also be very costly for the family as well. When people are younger they can be responsible for providing financially for their family members. So, in addition to suddenly losing their love and support, the family can also suddenly lose income they rely on to meet their monthly obligations. The loss of income is also permanent, unlike when people are injured for a period of time. Over the years that lost income will add up. This can make life difficult for the family for a long period of time.

Compensation for emotional distress in wrongful death

No matter what people in Louisiana do for their health, at some point, everyone will pass away. It is a fact of life. However, how people pass away can vary greatly. People hope that they will live a long, full life and simply pass away peacefully in their sleep, but this is not always what happens. People can develop diseases, like cancer, and die much younger than they would like. They also could be involved in a fatal accident, which could occur while they are driving or in other situations.

Suing the government requires additional steps

As our blog has discussed on previous occasions, a Louisiana resident who has been the victim of another person's negligence, or has lost a loved one due to negligence, will likely have to take several legal steps in order to recover compensation for their losses.

Highway workers at risk for fatal workplace accidents

Those who work on or along Louisiana's roads and highways have a particularly dangerous job. Not only do they have to deal with all the usual hazards of a construction site, they also frequently must work very close to traffic, traffic that sometimes is moving at or close to highway speeds. While Louisiana does have laws that impose heightened punishments on those who speed through work zones, many drivers in this state unfortunately still choose to ignore temporary speed limit signs and fly through construction zones.

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