A wrongful death is one of the most traumatic events a family can endure. Losing a loved one is the most devastating, and unimaginable experience any family can go through. If your loved one suffered a negligent fatality, or a wrongful death as a result of an negligent act of another, and the thought of a legal battle is an overwhelming, and daunting task, especially, under such devastating circumstances for your family.
After the death of a loved one, families have questions such as, "How will we pay for the funeral?", "How will our family pay the bills?", and a question that we often hear, "How do we find justice?"
Damages, or the amount of compensation the victim's family can recover, vary from state to state. All state laws provide that the victim's family can recover economic damages such as funeral expenses, medical bills and lost income, damages for loss of aid, comfort or support, (damages for the loss of the person's companionship, love and advice), and more.
Our team of lawyers and experts with over 40 years of experience are here 24/7 to help your family get through the real hard, and difficult times of losing a loved one. Wrongful death laws are extremely complex, and intricate. Do not make the mistake of trying to handle the many issues, concerns, and questions that your family may have. Call us today to talk about your case, and set up a free no obligation consultation. Let our compassionate, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers protect the rights of your family and get the compensation that your family deserves.
Our firm has prosecuted, and handled many wrongful death cases, and we have negotiated the highest compensation for our clients. If necessary we have a group of highly skilled experts, who will take the case to jury and achieved maximum compensation. Do not wait any longer, call us today to set up a free no obligation consultation. Remember, no matter what your financial situation, if we don't win your case, you will not pay. We are here 24/7 to help you every step of the way. Call us now.
With over 40 years of experience we have helped many families get the highest compensation for damages:
1. Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damages are money awarded by a judge or jury and intended to repay a victim's family for the costs of medical care, funeral and burial and other expenses they had to incur as the direct result of the wrongful death.
Compensatory damages may also be awarded to compensate a deceased party's relatives for work income the victim would have earned if they had lived. Lost income can be projected out for decades depending on the age of the victim at the time of their death. Courts have also awarded compensatory damages for the worth of an individual's housekeeping and for child-care services. Also, a damages award might be justified on the basis of grief and loss of companionship.
2. Punitive Damages
When a party's intentional, reckless or grossly negligent acts result in the death of another party, a jury or judge may impose punitive damages that are meant to punish the offending party and discourage similar acts in the future. Punitive damages are imposed in addition to compensatory damages, which are intended to repay the victim's family for medical bills, burial costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.
For the most part, juries are free to impose whatever amount of punitive damages they feel are appropriate and may base their decision on the net worth of the defendant, among other factors.
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