In the present world where people lead a busy lifestyle, the chances for them to fulfill their duty of care towards others will be less. This may lead to several accidents ranging from mild to life-threatening ones. Needless to mention, losing a family member because of such accidents caused by the intentional or unintentional actions of others will be extremely saddening and traumatic. It will be so hard for the family members to cope up with their irreparable loss.
Even though you can never bring back your loved one, you can always hold the person responsible for taking your support away from you by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against him/her. Note that a wrongful death lawsuit allows the family members of the deceased to obtain compensation for their loss and hold the person liable for the death of the victim. Usually, the family members of the deceased are likely to encounter financial obligations left behind by the incident such as medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of wages, etc.
You can obtain all such economic damages as well as the non-economic damages including loss of support, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, mental trauma, etc., by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the defendant. Wrongful death cases include everything from intentional homicide to medical malpractice. If a person is died because of an accident at a construction site, the family members can claim a wrongful death and survival claim. The wrongful claim is to provide justice for the grieving spouse of the deceased, while survival claim refers to the pain, suffering, and lost lifetime wages of the descents of the victim.
If you are wondering about the value of a wrongful death lawsuit, it tends to vary depending on different factors. Some of those crucial factors that are significant to determine the value of your wrongful death claim are listed below.
- The type of wrongful death lawsuit to be filed
- The economic and non-economic damages involved
- The pieces of evidence that can be collected in judgment enforcement proceedings
In most cases, people might feel embarrassed when it comes to asking about the financial compensation associated with their wrongful death cases to their attorneys. This is a big mistake because an experienced attorney will be able to give you an estimate of the compensation on the first consultation. Depending on this, you can decide whether or not to hire his/her services. It is recommended to consider their contingency fee percentage before jumping into a conclusion.