LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Keith Landry Magness

If Someone Is Killed in a Car Accident in Louisiana, Who Can Bring a Lawsuit on Their Behalf?

If someone dies as a result of a car accident, there's a certain number of people that bring a claim for that loss. The first and foremost would be the spouse of that decedent and the children if the person was married and had children. If they weren't married and had no children, then the mother and father of that decedent would have a right to bring a wrongful death action. If the person wasn't married and had no children and had no surviving parents, well, then, that person's brothers and sisters would have a right to bring a wrongful death action. Last, but certainly not least, if the decedent had no spouse, no children, no parents, and no surviving brothers and sisters, then the grandparents of the person who died would have a right to bring a wrongful death action.

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