Compensation for the Death of a Family Member
When you have lost a family member in a fatal accident, there is no amount of money in the world that will ever be enough to undo what has happened and replace your loss. It is impossible to put a price tag on the tragic loss of a loved one. You can, however, claim monetary damages to offset the considerable economic impact of the accident, thereby making it easier for you to move on from this terrible experience in your life.
Wrongful Death Damages
Under state law, your wrongful death claim can include economic damages to cover medical expenses after the accident, as well as funeral expenses. Economic damages can also replace the financial contributions that you could have expected to receive from your loved one, including:
- Gifts and inheritance
- Reasonable value of household services that your family member would have rendered
You can additionally claim noneconomic damages for your loss of love, affection, companionship, care, assistance, comfort, protection, society, and moral support. Noneconomic damages are intended to compensate you for the hole that has been left in your life.
Secure Justice After Your Loved One's Death
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we recognize that your wrongful death claim is about more than just the money. We know that you also want to take this opportunity to obtain justice for the wrongs that you have suffered by holding the guilty party accountable for his or her actions. Furthermore, you could help protect others from suffering similar injuries by enforcing the safety standards of the community. If your loved one's death could have been prevented, we want to help you take legal action to recover compensation and achieve justice.
Contact us now for a free consultation with a Modesto personal injury attorney from our team!