No amount of compensation can ever take away the grief you experience after the loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence. Indeed, money cannot replace your loved one or take the immense pain you experience. However, a monetary recovery can at least address the financial impact of your loss.
What exactly is a “wrongful death”? These are claims against the person who is liable for the death of another individual.
motor vehicle accidents
violent deaths at the hands of a criminal
death due to a defective product
death due to some forms of medical malpractice
The actual award varies based on the type of accident and the level of negligence or malicious intent. In general, however, wrongful death compensation for the estate of the deceased may include:
Future lost earnings or financial support the deceased would have provided
funeral, burial, cremation expenses
Loss of anticipated inheritance and/or gifts
Household contributions (child rearing, cooking, cleaning, etc)
Loss of intangible support, including love and affection, and emotional support
Loss of training and/or guidance
Loss of intimate relations
Some cases are easier to prove than others, but all wrongful death cases require a keen eye for details, as well as a thorough understanding of the applicable laws.
We can help figure out the details of your case with sympathy and courtesy. We understand how difficult this time is for you and will do everything we can to achieve the best possible result.
Please don’t hesitate to call us or fill out one of our contact forms to receive a free consultation.