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New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney

James L. Arruebarrena View My Attorney Profile

Any unexpected death is tragic. However, if you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another, your grief may be compounded by frustration and anger. During this difficult time, when you are dealing with the medical bills, legal arrangements, and learning how to go on, you will have to make a decision about seeking financial compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Attorney Jim Arruebarrena, lead counsel at our New Orleans firm, will work through the question with you, offering advice which is both practical and sensitive. As an experienced personal injury attorney he will be able to evaluate the value of your potential claim, and tell you frankly whether you are being treated fairly.

Many families pursue wrongful death claims not to try and replace the love and support of a family member through the damages, but to see that those responsible are held accountable, and to prevent other families from similar suffering. Examples of negligence where that applies include the following:

  • Negligence of a maritime company in launching unseaworthy vessels
  • Medical malpractice, including cases where highly paid obstetricians and hospitals cause birth injuries
  • Car accidents caused by drunk drivers or negligent commercial truckers
  • Deaths resulting from defective products such as auto equipment, pharmaceuticals, or appliances rushed to market or poorly designed with little thought for public safety
  • Insurance bad faith claims penalizing insurance companies that seek to exploit families by undervaluing legitimate claims

If you have lost someone dear to you, and would like to speak with a wrongful death lawyer about saving another family from the same experience, please contact our New Orleans office and arrange a free, confidential consultation with attorney Jim Arruebarrena. We will handle your inquiry with sensitivity, and do all we can to help.