When someone else’s negligence or misconduct results in the death of an individual, that individual’s family is entitled to recover financial damages for their loss. And as anyone who has lost a family member can attest, the death of a loved one results in more than just the emotional impact — families must also contend with loss of income, loss of support, and the costs related to the death.
Financial Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
Generally speaking, a family member can seek financial compensation for the loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence. Financial damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit include the monetary support that the deceased would have contributed to the family as well as the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, protection, and affection.The amount of financial damages awarded will depend on your relationship to the deceased.