If a loved one dies as the result of another person's negligence, there will come a time when you begin to think about filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
There are many aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit, making it difficult to fully understand your legal rights and the steps you need to take in the future.
Many factors come into play when considering the value of a wrongful death claim. Here are some things to think about:
-- The first thing you need to do is understand what types of damages can be claimed. There are two types: punitive and pecuniary.
Pecuniary damages are meant to cover financial loss, but are not always limited to the costs associated from the death, such as funeral and medical expenses. For example, it's possible to also receive compensation for loss of support. These damages are based on health, age, profession and other life circumstances.
Punitive damages come into play if the death is a result of another person's willful harm.
At our law firm, we know how difficult it can be to place a value on a wrongful death lawsuit. We also know what it takes to help our clients recover as much compensation as allowed by law.
If you find yourself in position to file a wrongful death lawsuit, don't hesitate to learn more about the process for doing so. You may not understand how much a potential lawsuit is worth, but this detail can be worked out at a later date. For now, you simply want to push the process forward as to better understand your rights.