Recoveries in a Wrongful Death Claim

Posted By Law Offices of Joel Parker || 19-Oct-2015

There can be nothing more upsetting or shocking than losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. The emotions of grief and helplessness you might be feeling after going through such a traumatic event are wholly understandable and natural. It is important, however, to realize that you do not have to suffer financially as well after someone close to you passes away.

Expenses Related to Wrongful Deaths

Whether you have had the time to give it some thought or not, the wrongful death of your loved one will cost you. Traditional burials and funeral services can range in the thousands, even with modest amendments. If your loved one required hospitalization before their untimely passing, you could be faced with several thousand in fees and charges, if not more. When most people create a wrongful death lawsuit, they seek compensation that helps cover these expenses. There are a few more items that should be considered, however:

  • Lost earning potential: Whatever amount of money your loved one would have earned in the next few years – or perhaps even longer – may be granted to you as compensation.
  • Loss of consortium: Monetary compensation may be rewarded to spouses or immediate family members of the decedent to make up for the lack of companionship.
  • Nominal damages: Emotional or mental damage may occur to those close to the person who passed away. Nominal damages seek to correct this suffering through financial reparation.

In order to recover any form of damages in a wrongful death case, it must be handled correctly from start to finish. At the Law Offices of Joel Parker, I, San Fernando Valley injury attorney Parker, believe that you should be as comfortable as possible after losing a loved one. By taking care of your case on your behalf, leaving you with time to grieve in peace, I feel as if I am doing my part in helping you get through this difficult time.

Please do not hesitate to contact my firm if you have more questions about wrongful death claims, or if you believe you are ready to create one. I have been providing my clients with compassionate and effective legal representation for nearly 40 years, and I am sure I can do the same for you.

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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