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RECOVER YOUR DENIED INSURANCE BENEFITS

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Long Term Disability / Life /
Accidental Death / ERISA

Our past years of representing insurance companies taught us a thing or two about how they work behind the scenes. Let our experience work for you.

Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Lawyer

The unexpected death of a loved one can be traumatizing and stressful. However, while you are grieving for your loved one, you also will need to determine how to pay for outstanding medical bills and a funeral as well as how you will cope with the lost income moving forward.

If the carelessness or recklessness of others has led to the death of a loved one, you may be able to hold them accountable for their negligence. A Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyer can help you seek compensation on behalf of your deceased family member. By creating a comprehensive claim, a compassionate injury attorney can help you secure your family’s future.

 

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Receiving a bill should never be the first step in getting help. Our firm knows that when dealing with an ERISA, long term disability or insurance claim, what you need is answers, and we are here to provide them free of charge.

Our firm welcomes telephone calls or the opportunity to visit with you in person to answer any questions you may have. We also provide FREE comprehensive case reviews. There is no obligation to hire us as your ERISA attorney.

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Too much is at stake to guess about the best approach and strategy for fighting your denied insurance claim — years and years of financial security.

After spending years representing insurance companies, we don’t guess. We know their playbook and how they work behind the scenes. Using that knowledge, we’ve developed our own Clear Advantage Process for fighting claims.

It’s personally satisfying to use what I’ve learned as an insurance company insider, now for the good — helping families reverse unfair denials of insurance benefits they paid for, need and deserve.

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About J. Price McNamara

Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.

His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful deaths occur in a variety of different scenarios, but they always involve individuals who have engaged in negligent, reckless, or intentional misconduct that causes the death of another. Motor vehicle accidents, surgical errors, and workplace accidents are just a few examples of the situations in which a wrongful death may occur.

A Baton Rouge wrongful death attorney can assess the circumstances surrounding a potential wrongful death. By doing this, they can determine whether any claim for compensation exists.

 

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Baton Rouge Office

10455 Jefferson Hwy,
Suite 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 201-8311
Fax: (225) 201-8313
(By Appointment)

New Orleans Office

4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Suite 212
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 458-8455
Fax: (225) 201-8313
(By Appointment)

Houston Office

363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Ste 1100 PMB, #114
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (713) 439-0339
Fax: (225) 201-8313
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Lawsuits in Baton Rouge

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit that seeks to get compensation from the individuals who caused the wrongful death of a loved one. These people are often responsible because they were negligent or reckless which caused an accident or other incident that led to the death.

This is different than a criminal suit or prosecution, in which the state prosecutes individuals for violating criminal laws. In some cases, however, such as those involving drunk drivers who cause fatal accidents, individuals may face both criminal prosecution and a civil wrongful death lawsuit.

Laws Determining Who Can Bring Claims

La. Code Civ. § 2315.2 sets forth who may file wrongful death claims on behalf of deceased individuals when the situation merits such a claim. The list of immediate family members who may file wrongful death claims are listed below, in order of their priority:

  • Surviving spouse and children
  • Surviving parents
  • Surviving siblings
  • Surviving grandparents

Essentially, when decedents leave no surviving spouse or children behind, the ability to bring a wrongful death claim on their behalf goes down the list to the next available family members. Similar to personal injury actions, wrongful death actions have a one-year statute of limitations. In the case of a wrongful death, family members may have only one year from the date of death to file their wrongful death claims.

Damages Available for a Wrongful Death

When a wrongful death occurs, surviving family members are not likely to have anticipated the expenses that go along with it. In their grief and anger, compensation may be the last thing on their minds. However, holding negligent parties accountable for their behavior may be important.

Family members may be able to use compensation from the proceeds of a wrongful death suit to pay for those unexpected and often high expenses. Some of the potential damages in a suit include:

  • Final medical expenses
  • Funeral, cremation, or burial expenses
  • Loss of future earnings and financial support
  • Pain and suffering

If surviving family members relied on the decedent to provide financial support for them, they must quickly adjust to the lack of income that may require significant changes in their lives. Obtaining compensation with the help of a Baton Rouge wrongful death attorney may be a way to help family members through a time of transition.

Working with a Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one, particularly in a preventable accident, can be a heartbreaking experience. Dealing with the aftermath of the death of a close family member is not an easy task. As a result, you may wish to consult a Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyer who could assist you during this difficult time.

Working with an experienced attorney may enable you to get much-needed compensation to help defray the high costs of the funeral and burial. It also may allow your family some measure of financial stability as you struggle to deal with the loss of your loved one. Call today to learn more.

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