- July 8, 2020
- Posted by: nudix
- Category: Wrongful Death
In the events of a wrongful death, the emotional burden carried is heavy. After losing a loved one, we don’t often think of the financial hardships that will come as a result of the death. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the compensation could provide you financial relief to carry out a funeral as well as pay bills and expenses that result from the death of your loved one.
With a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover the loss of all future earnings from the deceased. If the victim of the accident was the breadwinner of the family this financial support can be calculated as what the victim would have brought into the household for support had they been alive.
Although compensation for financial basis is important, most individuals in mourning are seeking compensation for the pain they must endure. From an emotional standpoint, in a wrongful death lawsuit, you may also seek compensation for pain and suffering along with loss of companionship. As difficult as it is for someone to lose a friend or relative, it is most difficult for the spouse as this person loses his or her lifelong lover and friend.
Under specific circumstances, there can also be compensation sought out for punitive damages. This type of compensation is a method used to punish the defendant and deter such behavior from occurring again.
In summary, if you are looking into a wrongful death lawsuit, the following can be looked at for compensation:
- Loss of future earnings
- Punitive Damages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Have you suffered from a loss of a husband, wife, child, mother, or father? Call Azimi Law today.