How can I find out how much a wrongful death case is worth?

The death of a family member is an incredibly difficult experience, especially if the death was preventable. In cases where a loved one’s death was caused by the wrongdoing of another, the family may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

It is natural to inquire into the amount of compensation that may be available in such a case, and the best way to get an answer to that question is to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney about the specific circumstances of your case. A lawsuit that involves a death is obviously very serious, and damages may be much greater than in a lawsuit for a personal injury. However, there are many factors that may affect the amount of the ultimate award or settlement.

Categories of damages in wrongful death cases include pain and suffering, loss of support, and loss of companionship. A closer relationship with the deceased person, or a relationship of dependency may lead to higher damages. The nature of the wrongful act or omission that caused the death may also play a role in the value of the case, and the wealth or insurance coverage of the defendant is also important to consider.

Ultimately, each case is unique, and the best way to learn the value of a potential wrongful death case is to consult with the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Joyce & Reyes.

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