Yes, in the tragic situation where a person loses their life in a motorcycle accident in New Orleans, their spouse has standing to file a wrongful death suit to recover damages due to a motorcycle accident from an at-fault party, and more importantly, to hold that party accountable.
Some cases are clear cut, such as when the at-fault driver was drunk when the accident occurred.
Others may require further investigation and evidence gathering to build a compelling case that another party was engaged in reckless or negligent behavior that caused the fatal crash.
Anytime a person dies in a traffic accident, a family is left devastated and wondering how to put the pieces back together.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney is a key player in these circumstances, who can provide objective, clear cut assistance and help you protect your family.
Under Louisiana law, families are entitled to recover damages categorized as “economic” and “noneconomic” losses.
Economic losses include funeral expenses, the loss of wages and benefits your spouse would have been entitled to over their earning life, medical bills associated with the accident, including emergency medical treatment, and more.
Noneconomic losses reflect the family’s loss of companionship, emotional support, and guidance that the deceased love one would have provided.
Cases like this are unbearably tragic, and your family deserves the best support possible as you take steps to rebuild your lives.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm are experienced in motorcycle accident claims and wrongful death suits.
While you can never truly be made whole again, you can protect your family for the future.
Call 504-581-6411 for a free consultation today.