A wrongful death case can be extremely devastating and traumatizing for the family of the deceased. Family members file wrongful death lawsuits when their loved one passes away due to another person’s negligent behavior. Clients can receive damages in the form of monetary compensation and non-economic damages. The damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit vary based on the circumstances of the case and the extent of the individual’s losses. Let’s take a look at the damages that you can claim in a wrongful death case.
If the deceased person received medical care before they passed away, the wrongful death claim might include compensation for their bills. For example, after a devastating accident, they might have incurred significant medical expenses for their treatment, life support, or CPR.
Funerals can be costly as they involve many separate costs, such as caskets and burial services. Planning a funeral after the unexpected death of a loved one can be very stressful for the surviving family members. Thus, the family can receive compensation to cover the costs of the funeral and burial services.
Victims of accidents, medical malpractice, and other wrongful death cases often miss time at work due to the severity of their injuries. Even after the person passes away, their loved ones may receive compensation for the income the deceased missed out on due to the incident.
Pain and Suffering
Victims who survive injuries caused by an accident or personal negligence often sue for the physical, mental, and emotional suffering they experience due to the injury. Those who file wrongful death suits may receive financial awards for their pain and suffering.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium, also known as loss of companionship, refers to the severe emotional trauma experienced by the deceased’s spouse. Financial awards can help them seek the resources they need for recovery. Only certain states allow the plaintiff in a wrongful death case to claim this type of damages.
Contact a Legal Professional
If your loved one passed away as a result of someone else’s negligence, you might have a right to hold that party accountable for financial compensation. Here at Snyder Law Group, we have years of experience providing quality legal representation for victims of malpractice and negligence.
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