How Is Loss of Companionship Valued in Wrongful Death Cases?

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Any time a person dies as a result of malpractice, inaction, or negligence of another individual or entity, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In fact, using the skills of a skilled wrongful death lawyer, families can fight to receive financial compensation for their loss of companionship, future potential earnings, pain and suffering.

By filing a lawsuit companionship case against the responsible party, the family holds them accountable for the wrongful actions they performed. While this provides only a small measure of solace, for many families it is more than worth the effort.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys.

Causes of Wrongful Death

A wrongful death caused by the negligence of another happens in a variety of different ways that include:

  • Death by a defective product or medicine
  • Medical malpractice
  • Vehicle accident
  • Construction accident
  • Violent attack
  • Work-related incidences, including exposure to toxic chemicals

Compensation for Damages

Successful lawsuits involving wrongful death often provide families with a substantial financial award or an out-of-court settlement that can range from thousands to millions of dollars, based on specific circumstances. A wrongful death lawyer with years of experience handling loss of companionship cases will seek proper recompense. This will ensure the family can cover a variety of financial problems that include:

  • Medical bills generated by the deceased before their demise
  • Loss of all future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Mental, physical and emotional anguish of every family member

Statute of Limitations

It is imperative to hire an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. This will ensure the attorney files all necessary paperwork to meet the statute of limitations for pursuing a lawsuit or a claim. This will provide the skilled attorney enough time to develop a case to prove fault of the responsible party in the death of the loved one.

Having enough time to build a defense is important because the attorney will need to prove in court that the fatality was a direct result of another party’s malpractice or negligence. Without proper proof of fault, financial compensation cannot be obtained.

For the nationwide wrongful death attorneys of Zinda Law Group, every wrongful death case we handle is unique. Building the case to ensure proper compensation requires evaluating all of the evidence, interviewing witnesses, reading police interviews, and talking to doctors.

Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

At Zinda Law Group, our wrongful death lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and pursue the compensation and justice that you and your family deserve. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our skilled wrongful death lawyers.

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