If you have suffered or know someone who has gone through the pain of losing their loved one due to someone else’s wrongdoings, you hold the right to get compensated for the mistreatment. Here at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we work to get you your rights. With years of experience, we can recover a significant amount that might not mitigate the pain of loss but smoothen your remaining life to some extent. Learn more here to have us on board.
Getting back to the topic, one must know that every accident creates a different impact. Therefore, varying things are taken into account while calculating the compensation value. However, here is a mini list of a few common things that are taken into account while deciding the amount awarded in a wrongful death case. Have a look:
- Economic Damages
Economic damages generally consider the following losses:
- Expected earnings of the decedent.
- Probable estate.
- The financial benefits plans of the decedent.
- Assistance and goods the decedent would hold.
- Care, support, and other maintenance services are provided to the decedent and their family members.
- Other medical charges along with expenses of last rights.
Evaluating the amount that the decedent would probably have contributed to their dependent ones’ lives mandates the assistance of a certified economist. The said person would not only consider the basics like education and age but also take career and earning capabilities into account while estimating what the decedent could have earned and contributed.
- Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages generally consider the following losses:
- Mental suffering
- Physical misery
- Loss of comfort and fellowship
- Permanent impairment
Companions and other dependents, too, are often eligible to be compensated for the loss. The jury in charge would evaluate the importance of the decedent in the lives of the surviving companion before deciding upon the figure that should be compensated. The stated facts and the expenses the decedent’s dependents incurred are taken into account.
- Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are generally considered to ensure the liable party is rightfully punished and prevents future misconduct. Such damages aren’t always considered, but a few exemplary cases are eligible.
Nevertheless, if the accountable party displayed carelessness or a very high degree of irresponsibility, the bench might award these impairments. The grade of these impairments in a wrongful death case can be rather substantial, counting on the accident and the jurisdiction of its occurrence.
- Lawyer’s Fee and Related Expenses
In some special cases, one can also recover the amount spent on hiring and engaging a lawyer. This covers all the reasonable fees and expenses spent while taking legal action.
Possessing more than a decade of experience, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, have finest attorneys to assist you in fetching the right compensation for the damages borne. Our legal team aren’t just professional but also empathic, allowing us to communicate freely with our clients and guiding us towards a result that provides some relief.