Like many personal injury lawsuits, a wrongful death claim can help specific parties seek compensation for the damages resulting from the negligent action. Economic and non-economic damages impact how much you can recover, as is the case following an injury claim.
At Lowe Law Group, we want to help you understand your options should someone’s negligence cause fatal injuries to your loved one. Here are the different types of damages you may recover when filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Your Economic Damages
Economic damages will factor in monetary losses associated with the death. This type of compensation can cover the money that the family spent following the death and ongoing losses resulting from the fatal injuries. Economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income from the injury date to the death
- Medical expenses from the injury date to the death
The value of a case can vary based on numerous factors. For instance, you must consider the deceased person’s age, earning capacity, future wages, children, their needs, and more. Maximizing compensation means hiring a lawyer who can explain your rights and options moving forward.
Your Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages following wrongful death can include the emotional stress and desolation that you encounter as due to the loss. For instance, compensation may cover loss of love, companionship, guidance, affection, and more.
In most situations, your non-economic value is dependent on how well your attorney can position your case. Having an experienced lawyer can help you prove emotional distress and pain and suffering. It helps to have solid legal counsel to explain what options you and your loved ones may have.
At Lowe Law Group, we work to safeguard your rights. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality legal counsel during one of the most challenging times in your life. Trust our wrongful death lawyers to be your advocates when you need us most.