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What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

Dealing with the death of a family member is difficult enough, but there is frequently financial hardship that comes with it. Grieving families deserve better than incurring massive debt when the head of the household or other member of the family passes away. When there is a person or entity legally at fault for causing a loved one’s death, however, there are laws in place to ease this financial burden.

As the survivors or carriers of the estate of a loved one who has passed due to the negligence or intent of someone else, your family can choose to carry out a wrongful death case in order to get financial relief for the stress the death has caused. Below is more information about the different types of damages available for you to collect, depending on the situation.

Recovery of Damages Experienced by the Deceased

The first type of damages that can be collected from a wrongful death case includes what’s owed to the deceased after a negligent act caused their death. This category of damages covers the time period between the negligent act that eventually led to the deceased’s death and the time of the death itself. These damages can be claimed by family members or the deceased’s estate and include medical expenses, missed wages and penance for the deceased’s physical or emotional suffering during that time period.

Losses Experienced by Family

There are also financial burdens that the survivors of the deceased take on after an unexpected death. Damages can be collected to compensate spouses, children or parents of the deceased for their financial losses. These damages are meant to replace the income that the deceased would have earned were it not for their untimely death, including the potential wages they would have earned up until retirement.

There are a lot of nuances in wrongful death cases, and for some families, dealing with the stress of a wrongful death case is especially taxing on top of grieving for the loss of a loved one. Hiring the best wrongful death attorney for this situation can make the process easier and give you peace of mind during this emotional period of time.

Contact Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers P.A.

Dealing with a wrongful death case can be extremely trying. The lawyers at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers P.A. are sensitive to how emotionally taxing dealing with these cases can be for families, and we work hard to make it a little easier by helping you deal with the financial hardship. We have over 30 years of experience working with personal injury and government compensation claims. We work hard to make sure you get the outcome you deserve after something awful has happened. Our expert legal tactics can’t change the outcome of a wrongful death, but they can give you peace of mind by getting you the damages your family deserves. Contact us today for more information.

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