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Overview of New Orleans Wrongful Death Law

New Orleans Wrongful Death Lawyer A wrongful death claim filed by a lawyer or attorney in New Orleans is a suit that arises from the death of an individual that was caused by the conduct of another. Under New Orleans law, a wrongful death suit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the "decedent") is not bringing suit, rather it is the family members or the decedent's estate. As such, a wrongful death claim filed by a lawyer or attorney under New Orleans law is brought to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the death of the victim. The damages recovered do not include damages that are personal to the decedent, since the decedent is not allowed by law to recover for pain and suffering, mental distress, or any other form of compensatory damages unique to him or her...MORE >>

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