Law BNI – Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death cases are never easy emotional experiences. That’s why it’s so important to enlist the aid of BNI Lawfiirm.
There are also legal difficulties compared to other compensation-based cases. For example, a lawsuit in the result of this is different from personal injury because the victim is not bringing the suit themselves due to being deceased. The family members or their estate would be bringing about the suit.
A Wrongful Death Case is brought to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the death of the victim which doesn’t normally include damages that are personal to the deceased, since they’re not allowed to recover for pain and suffering, mental distress, or any other form of compensatory damages unique to them.
Beyond the obvious losses, there can be serious financial repercussions that warrant compensation, such as:
- Medical bills and funeral costs.
- Loss of benefits – what the person could have received in pension/retirement benefits had they lived.
- Loss of net accumulations of the estate
- Loss of Companionship
- Pain & Suffering of the survivors
- Punitive Damages – what amount the defendant should be punished for his or her action resulting in the victim’s death
As you can see, the often subjective nature of these cases makes sit difficult to calculate exactly what compensation is owed without professional assistance. For example, in Florida, certain factors will be taken into consideration when it comes to calculating wrongful death damages including how dependent the plaintiff was on the deceased, the nature of the relationship with the deceased, the anticipated lifespan of the deceased, the anticipated lifespan of the survivor, and the anticipated earnings and other benefits of the deceased.
Often, determining the appropriate amount of damages for a particular element can be difficult. For example, when addressing damages for loss of companionship, a jury must attempt to put a price tag on the emotional loss you suffered from the deceased’s death.
Of course, another important element in calculating Wrongful Death Case damages is in estimating expected or future income losses. Future losses are the number of earnings and benefits the deceased would have earned if he or she lived.
Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman is a trusted and dedicated law firm that will do its due diligence to make sure you or your loved ones get compensation for a Wrongful Death Case. Please call 561-417-5656 for a free consultation today.
We offer a free case evaluation as well. If you or someone you know is injured and/or lost property in an accident, call us today so we can schedule this evaluation. this gives us the chance to learn about your case, and begin a plan of action. Don’t hesitate, call today. 561-417-5656.