What Kind of Compensation Can You Recover?
In a wrongful death claim, there are two kinds of compensation you may be able to recover: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to cover tangible financial losses.
Some examples of economic damages include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Financial support that the deceased would have contributed to the family
- Expenses to cover medical bills for the care of the deceased before death
In addition to economic damages, you may be able to recover non-economic damages. These damages are intended to compensate for the intangible effects that the loss of the loved one may have on you and your family.
Some examples of non-economic damages include:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of affection
- Loss of protection
In the state of California, the appropriate amount of compensation to be awarded is decided on a case by case basis. Every situation is different and needs to be treated as such. As your attorneys, we will seek to fight for the adequate compensation you need to move forward.
Allow Our Attorneys to Advocate for You
You have two years from the date of death of your loved one to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Time is of the essence, so if you have lost a loved one, reach out today to start fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Schedule a consultation with our attorneys at Schroth & Schroth to discuss your case and determine how you can hold the responsible party accountable. We serve individuals from our offices in San Diego, California, and Jackson, Wyoming. Contact us if you are located in the surrounding areas of Escondido or Oceanside, California, as well as Alpine, Wyoming.