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When a death occurs due to the negligence of another person a wrongful death claim is the appropriate measure for the surviving family members to pursue. Wrongful death often has an immediate, direct, and lasting impact on the family members in the wake of the accident that lead to death, in dealing with the aftermath of the death itself, and a multiplicity of other potential financial hardships.
Some of the financial burdens that an unexpected and wrongful death can cause for loved ones include:
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
- Potential Punitive Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Wages
- Loss of Benefits
- Loss of Relationship Compensation
Any one of these financial expenses can cause difficulty for the loved ones of the deceased for years to come if damages are not awarded. Enlisting the skill and experience of the right wrongful death attorney can be the best choice you make in this experience. Not only does it take an understanding of the law, but it also takes discretion and a keen sensitivity to your family’s emotions.
With over 25 years of experience with wrongful death cases, Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC has an in-depth understanding of what’s at stake with your claim.
In many cases a wrongful death is preceded by a serious injury caused by the negligence of another party. Medical bills can pile up in no time – especially for emergency and intensive care or for that of a particular specialist whose help was enlisted to try to save the life of your loved one. If you and your family have a viable wrongful death claim, compensation for medical bills could be a part of your suit.
The expenses for the funeral and burial are another potential financial hardship on someone. With the typical funeral costs up into the 5 figures, funeral expenses should be a part of your wrongful death claim.
Potential Punitive Damages
“Punitive” means “with intent to punish”. Punitive damages are appropriate when egregious negligence or bad conduct towards the alleged wrongful death victim was at play.
Pain and Suffering
Although considered a part of the non-economic impact, the pain and suffering of the surviving family members should be a financial consideration. The cost of the average therapy specialist can approach $10,000 in the first year.
Loss of Wages
The spouse or surviving dependents also lose the provision of the future wages earned of the victim. Loss of future work wages should be accurately calculated and brought to light as a part of your case.
Loss of Benefits
Tethered to the loss of future work wages is loss of future work and retirement benefits of the victim of wrongful death.
Loss of Relationship
The spouse, the children, the parents, or even the executor of the estate may be eligible to pursue loss of relationship compensation claim. Loss of relationship is also referred to as “loss of consortium” and is based on the idea that the deceased loved one is no longer able to give the same companionship and comfort, love, affection and comfort due to the negligence of the defendant.
Kamerow Law Firm’s Alexandria law offices are fully prepared to research, negotiate and litigate towards full financial compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.