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When the death of a loved one has occurred due to the negligence of another person or company, the survivors are entitled to received compensation for the loss they have endured. A wrongful death survivor is identified according to each states laws. In most instances, a wrongful death survivor includes the spouse and the minor children of the wrongful death victim. Sometimes the parents of the wrongful death victim will be considered a survivor eligible for compensation. If you are suffering the loss of a family member due to a wrongful death, please contact us if you would like more information on your legal rights and options.
Depending on the circumstances of the wrongful death and the financial situation of that family will influence the amount of compensation awarded for the damages. This can be based on medical, hospital, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings, and estate of the deceased. Based on a survivors relationship to the wrongful death victim will place them in a certain category. A spouse will be entitled to more compensation normally because they have experienced more than financial losses, they have lost love and companionship.
After a wrongful death has been proven, it will then need to be determined what the life expectancy of the wrongful death victim would have most likely been. This is important to establish in a wrongful death suit because based on this figure will determine how much of a financial loss resulted from the loss. After this has been determined, the relationship must be established between the wrongful death victim and the survivor. Some survivors claim their relationship with the deceased was more dependent then it was in actuality. It must be understood what type of financial and emotional attachment there was between the survivor and the deceased.
Determining non-financial loss requires a very deep understanding of the relationships between the survivors and the wrongful death victim and must have some type of proof to back it up. These types of claims and damages make wrongful death cases much different then other types of litigation, making it especially necessary to find a lawyer that has proven success and knowledge in this area of law.
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