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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Covington and New Orleans, LA

Tammy Karas Griggs Attorney At Law represents families in the Covington, LA and New Orleans, LA area in wrongful death lawsuits in the hope of awarding optimal compensation to the surviving families of the victims for lost income from the deceased, lost companionship, and other expenses associated with the deceased. If you think you or someone in your family was the victim of wrongful death, contact Tammy Karas Griggs Attorney At Law today.

Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is first and foremost, a claim that originates as a result of a person dying as a result of another’s negligence or fault. Claims can originate from deaths resulting from fatal car accidents to medical malpractice, or even defective products. One of the most important factors is determining who the responsible parties involved may be. Parties can include persons, companies, or even government agencies.

The simplest scenario for wrongful death can occur from a drunk driver colliding with the victim’s car. In this situation, the driver (person) would be responsible. However, if a corporate vehicle is involved, the employer of that vehicle may also be liable. You should also review the person who sold or served the alcohol to the impaired driver and the owner of the premise where alcohol was served. Establishments are responsible for their customers and need to ensure that they have not been served an excess amount of alcohol that would impair their driving unless they were not driving home.  As you can see, this situation can be very overwhelming and multiple factors need to be considered. Tammy Karas Griggs is a wrongful death lawyer who will take the initiative to uncover the facts related to your family’s case. She’ll interview all the parties involved to create a compelling case against all the responsible parties and whether they acted in negligence.

Who Can Sue In a Wrongful Death Case

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the surviving family of the personal injury victim. For claims to be justified, the family must prove that suffering occurred as a direct result of the victim’s death. Sufferings may include loss of support, companionship, and mental health. These beneficiary family members usually include the following:

  • Immediate family – parents, spouses, children.
  • Life partners
  • Distant family members

Wrongful Death Covington Lawyer: Tammy Karas Griggs Attorney At Law

Wrongful death in the family can be an incredibly difficult time for any family. If you feel that the loss of your loved one is a result of another’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate your case and create a compelling strategy that is most advantageous for you and will get you the compensation you deserve for the loss of your loved one. Contact Tammy Karas Griggs Attorney At Law for a consultation today or call (985) CUSTODY.

Serving clients in the communities of Washington Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and Jefferson Parish including Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Hammond, Ponchatoula, Madisonville, Metairie, Hammond, Kenner, Livingston, and more!