Although death is a part of life, it is still tragic when an innocent victim's life is cut short too soon. New Orleans residents know that the criminal justice system deals with many of these cases. But does the victim's family have any recourse against the parties responsible for their loved one's death? They may. This blog post will give a quick introduction to this sensitive topic.
Whenever a victim's family believes their loved one died as a result of the wrongful actions of another, they may have the option of pursuing a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties. In order to win a wrongful death case, plaintiffs must prove that the death of the victim was caused by either the defendants' negligence or the intent to cause harm. The plaintiffs must also prove they they have suffered monetary injury as a result of the victim's death. Finally, a personal representative must have been appointed for the victim's estate.