What Types of Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

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If you are suffering the loss of a loved one whose demise was caused by the negligence of another, you are likely entitled to receive financial recompense for your suffering and loss of companionship. A skilled wrongful death attorney working on your behalf can help sue the responsible party for compensation.

A wrongful death case involves the death caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity. In fact, it provides a civil action opportunity to receive financial recompense for the decedent’s heirs. Certain types of wrongful death cases can involve work-related accidents, vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice. However, there are many other types of cases involving wrongful death.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free case evaluation with an experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorney.

Types of Damages Available

The premature death you have experienced of your loved one has likely greatly affected your entire family in a variety of ways. Dealing with your pain and loss along with other important family issues needs to be your priority. Many times financial problems arise because of the death of a loved one.

Even if their death was compensated through a life insurance policy, the individual or entity responsible for their wrongful death needs to be held accountable. Because of that, you likely can use the skills of an experienced wrongful death attorney to file a lawsuit on your behalf to receive full compensation. The attorney should be able to develop a strong claim to ensure you receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of all current and future financial support
  • Loss of all future expected inheritance
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Attorney fees
  • Court fees
  • General damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium

Vehicle Accidents

If the action or inaction of another individual led to a car accident, an 18-wheeler or truck crash, or a motorcycle wreck, they are likely legally responsible for the death of your loved one. Your wrongful death attorney will need to prove the malicious or negligent behavior of the at-fault party, which caused the collision resulting in your loved one’s death.

Medical Malpractice

Many times, wrongful death occurs because of medical malpractice. This could include a failure to diagnose the disease, a medical error, an early discharge, or the wrong prescription medication. In medical malpractice wrongful death cases, an attorney must prove that the medical staff or doctors failed in their duties to provide adequate health care, according to acceptable medical standards.

Work-Related Deaths

If the employer did not take necessary safety measures, which caused your loved one’s death, your wrongful death lawyer can work on your behalf to provide you financial recompense. This is also true for other types of on-the-job injuries, including gas explosions or repeated exposure to chemicals and toxins.

Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Fight for You

At Zinda Law Group, our nationwide wrongful death attorneys keenly understand the many emotional and financial burdens that come with a wrongful death. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, mental anguish, and much more.

Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your wrongful death case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.

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 and compassionate wrongful death lawyers.

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