A Mississippi federal judge transferred a wrongful death and defective products case to Louisiana last month. The lawsuit is against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and it alleges that one of its tires caused a 2009 auto accident that killed five children and one adult in Louisiana on Interstate 10. There are 17 plaintiffs in the case.
The Mississippi judge’s ruling said that the majority of the parties and witnesses live in Louisiana. The plaintiffs originally filed the wrongful death and defective product suit in Mississippi because the defendant manufactured the alleged defective tire at its plant in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The plaintiffs are requesting monetary damages, punitive damages, medical expenses and burial costs.
No amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but plaintiffs in wrongful death actions can recover substantial settlements and jury awards. Damages can be punitive and for the loss of companionship, loss of future income, grief and anguish, among other things. Contact a New Orleans accident lawyer for a free case review if you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or recklessness. A New Orleans accident attorney with wrongful death lawsuit experience will seek the maximum amount of damages that your case will allow.