Wrongful Death Representation

Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers represent families in seeking compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or criminal intent. Our compassionate team stands by you during this devastating time, fighting to hold those responsible accountable. With unwavering dedication, we pursue maximum compensation for the economic and emotional losses resulting from wrongful death. Let us be your voice for justice. Contact us now for strong advocacy and support.


Understanding Wrongful Death:

Wrongful death is a legal concept that arises when someone’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another party. In these tragic situations, surviving family members may have the right to seek compensation for the economic and emotional losses they have suffered as a result of their loved one’s untimely passing. Wrongful death claims can stem from various incidents, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or criminal acts. Proving liability and pursuing fair compensation can be complex, requiring the expertise of a skilled wrongful death attorney. At Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, we offer compassionate support and unwavering advocacy to help families navigate the legal process and seek justice for their loved one’s wrongful death.

Seeking Justice for Unjust Loss

The Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers assists families in Texas and Louisiana who are dealing with the unjust death of a relative. We can help you seek compensation for your losses associated with the death of a family member due to another person’s carelessness, recklessness, criminal intention or other fault in:

Our Commitment to You

Compassionate Advocacy

We genuinely care about our clients and are committed to understanding your unique needs and concerns.

Experienced Negotiation:

We are skilled negotiators and will work tirelessly to reach a fair settlement with the responsible parties or their insurance companies.

Thorough Investigation

Our legal team will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the accident to determine liability and gather crucial evidence to strengthen your case.

Aggressive Litigation

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court and advocate vigorously for your rights in front of a judge and jury.

No Fees

Unless We Win

Your Recovery, Our Mission: No Win, No Fee! At Bart Bernard Injury Law, we’ll fight for your compensation on a contingency basis, so you can heal without financial worries.

Frequently Asked


Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

To file a wrongful death claim, a plaintiff must have the right to sue. Under Louisiana law this right is provided to certain family members who are survivors of the deceased. They include the:

How Common Compensation For a Wrongful Death

Typically a wrongful death lawsuit would seek compensation (damages) for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Medical expenses after the injury and prior to death.
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased after an accident.
  • Grief and anguish of the survivors.
  • Lost income that the deceased would have provided to support the plaintiff.
  • Loss of consortium, parental guidance, service and society that the deceased would have provided to the plaintiffs.

In Louisiana wrongful death claims, additional compensation may be awarded if the defendant was intoxicated and that had a role in the death or if child pornography was involved.

In a wrongful death case there are a number of types of compensation that may be recovered to cover economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses include damages that are measurable and can be tracked numerically, such as the loss of the deceased person’s wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. Non-economic losses are recoverable but they cannot be assigned a numeric value in the way that economic losses can. These would include the pain and suffering of the deceased, the pain and suffering endured by family members and the loss of companionship.

How Long Do I Have To File a Wrongful Death Suit?

In Louisiana, you have one year from the date of the death of the deceased to bring a lawsuit. This is what’s called the “statute of limitations” on wrongful death claims in Louisiana. Having an attorney review your case can help you understand the timeline of the wrongful death claim process and approximately how long the process will take. Building a viable case takes time and that is why it is recommended that you speak with an attorney as soon as you are able.

My Loved One Was Fatally Injured at Work. Who Is Responsible?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 4,405 workers were killed by fatal occupational injuries in a single recent year. The majority of fatal work accidents involved:

  • Transportation incidents (40 percent).
  • Contact with objects and equipment (16 percent).
  • Violence and other injuries by persons or animals (17 percent).
  • Falls, slips and trips (16 percent).
  • Explosions, fires and exposure to harmful substances (10 percent).

Many of these accidents were caused by negligent conduct on the part of management and employers. In such an instance, the party deemed responsible for the accident may be liable for damages in addition to death benefits from the state workers’ compensation system. An attorney can review your case and help you establish the liability in a wrongful death case.

My Loved One Was Killed In a Car Accident. What Do I Do Now?

confused, angry and helpless. An attorney can help you by reviewing your case and handling all of the legal aspects, thereby lessening your burden during this difficult time.

Legally speaking, if negligence is deemed to be a contributing factor in the car accident, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the party deemed liable for the death. In many cases there are multiple parties responsible for the accident. For example, if the car accident involved a reckless driver and a dangerous roadway, a wrongful death claim may name more than one party as defendants, such as the driver of the other vehicle and the builder of the dangerous roadway. If the accident is found to be the result of a defective part, the manufacturer, distributor or installer of the part in question may be held liable for the wrongful death.

How Will the Compensation Be Divided Among Family Members?

A relative who is authorized to bring a wrongful death case may not have full authority over the distribution of the damages recovered. The relative is bringing legal action in a representative capacity for the other members of the family. It is generally recommended that the heirs determine how the settlement will be divided at the beginning of the case. This way future problems regarding the division can be avoided.

Seek Justice for Your Loved One

Contact Wrongful Death Attorney

The Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers are here to help you seek compensation for the loss of your relative due to someone else’s fault. With a skilled personal injury attorney like Bart Bernard by your side, we’ll fight for justice and financial security. Schedule a free consultation today in Lafayette.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only. The use of this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship.