Wrongful deaths are always tragic and never forgotten. The loss of a loved one affects everyone involved. Family members may be entitled to damages for pecuniary loss when someone dies due to a wrongful or negligent act of another person. Pecuniary loss includes the monetary value of lost wages and lost household support, as well as the value of the advice, comfort, assistance, and protection which the family member would have given had they lived.
In event of an unexpected death, a surviving spouse and/or child may be entitled to damages for the loss. There are factors to be considered, including the deceased’s health, earnings, and previous occupation when determining the future financial needs for the family. Other family members may suffer pecuniary loss based on their relationship with the deceased. In a claim for wrongful death, medical costs and funeral expenses are almost always recovered.
We understand your life changed in an instant—the wrongful death accident attorneys at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman are committed to holding at-fault parties responsible and seeking maximum compensation to protect your family’s future. We offer a compassionate, yet aggressive approach to families who have tragically lost loved ones in wrongful death accidents.
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