What types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death case?

When a person dies due to negligence or wrongdoing, their surviving heirs can file a wrongful death lawsuit. A variety of damages may be recovered in a wrongful death case.

Broadly, the damages can be divided into damages experienced by the deceased, and losses experienced by the deceased person’s heirs after the death. The first category includes medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and funeral expenses. The second category includes loss of financial support from the deceased person. In addition, spouses or children may receive compensation for loss of consortium with the deceased person.

A skilled wrongful death attorney can help you identify damages that may be recoverable in your wrongful death case. To learn more, please contact Joyce & Reyes for a free consultation.

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