When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for “wrongful death”. A wrongful death claim can stem from almost any kind of personal injury situation.
In order for the family of the deceased to hold the defendant liable in a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must meet the same burden of proof that the victim would have had to meet if they had lived.
It is important to obtain an attorney who is skilled in personal injury and wrongful death claims. They will know how to best conduct a thorough investigation into your case and help you properly navigate a variety of issues. One such issue is the types of damages a plaintiff can recover. Damages can vary, but some common ones are:
Medical bills for treatment
Funeral and burial expenses
Emotional pain and suffering
Loss of the loved one’s income contributions to the household
Services and value the loved one would have contributed
Loss of companionship and emotional support
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