Types of Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
At Duncan Firm, our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones in tragic car accidents. As car accident attorneys serving clients nationwide, including in Little Rock, we understand the emotional and financial toll of wrongful death cases. If you’ve experienced such a loss, you may be entitled to seek compensation for various damages.
In cases where the deceased received medical treatment before passing away, you may be able to recover the medical expenses incurred.
Funeral and Burial Costs
Wrongful death cases often include compensation for funeral and burial expenses, helping families give their loved ones a proper farewell.
Loss of Income
If the deceased was the primary earner for the family, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of financial support they provided.
Loss of Consortium
This type of damage seeks to compensate the surviving spouse for the loss of companionship, guidance, and intimacy.
Pain and Suffering
Although it is challenging to quantify emotional pain, certain jurisdictions allow recovery for the emotional suffering experienced by the surviving family members.
In some cases, courts may award punitive damages to punish the at-fault party if their actions were especially reckless or malicious.
Loss of Inheritance
If the deceased was expected to leave an inheritance for their family, the value of that inheritance may be considered in the damages.
It’s important to note that each state has its own laws regarding wrongful death cases, including who can file a claim and what damages are recoverable. Consulting with an experienced car accident attorney is crucial to understanding your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve.
At Duncan Firm, we empathize with the pain you’re going through, and our team is dedicated to helping you seek justice and closure in your wrongful death case.