Steps To Take After A Loved One Is Taken In An Accident

Losing a family member is shocking under any circumstances. But when you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by the recklessness or negligence of a person or institution, it makes it impossible for you to grieve your loss. You know your spouse, parent, sibling, or child, could still be here today, and you know that someone else’s spouse, parent, sibling, or child is at risk if you do nothing.

It can feel like there are no good solutions. The experienced legal team at the Gertler Law Firm can help. We know that Wrongful Death litigation requires a higher level of service because of the deeply personal experience at the heart of the case. We also understand that you and your family need to hold guilty people accountable for everything they took from you and, especially, your deceased loved one.

What A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Looks Like

Because every case has so many unique elements, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to a Wrongful Death lawsuit. To build the strongest case possible, our attorneys work closely with you and your relatives, the police, administrative authorities, and other relevant people and organizations. In most cases, a Wrongful Death action will include one of these core causes:

  • Accidents in the Workplace
  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Criminal Acts
  • Defective Products
  • Drunk or Impaired Driving
  • Slip and Fall Claims

Professional Law Firms Hold Bad Actors Accountable

You should look for experienced law firms with decades of experience in wrongful death matters.  That kind of experience means that you can count on that law firm to provide the very highest quality legal representation to advance your claim and hold responsible parties to account. These firms typically tart working immediately to gather all the evidence that’s available in order to tell the story of what happened to your loved one, and in turn, to you and your family.

In Wrongful Death cases, this quick move into action by attorneys and investigators is important. Memories fade, witnesses move out of the area or even pass away. Understanding why certain parties – nursing home staff, law enforcement, or emergency room doctors – made the choices they made is also vital to telling the real story, and ultimately prevailing with your claim.

If you need assistance with a wrongful death matter in your area, research attorneys in your area on the internet or contact the local bar for a referral.

Louis Gertler is a Partner with the Gertler Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. The law firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters and focuses on succession planning as well.  The information above is not legal advice and we urge you to consult with a local attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

Gertler Law Firm
935 Gravier Street,
Suite 1900
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-6411





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