Coping with the loss of a loved one is considered by experts to be the most difficult part of life. When your family member’s death was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies In these instances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive the closure and financial compensation to which you and your family are entitled.
A wrongful death is when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Those who are considered statutory survivors may be entitled to monetary damages.
Factors that courts consider when determining wrongful death damages one may receive include:
- The amount of money earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- The savings of the deceased
- The degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased
- Expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs