Personal injury settlements are based on losses, and it’s difficult to imagine any type of case where the losses are more extensive than a wrongful death claim. If you’re wondering how much money you could receive from a wrongful death case, read on for an explanation of what a wrongful death settlement entails and an example of one of Console & Associates’ real six-figure wrongful death payouts.
Because any lawsuit involving a wrongful death involves significant harm and considerable damages, the settlements that come about in this type of case tend to have a high monetary value.
Often, wrongful death matters result in payouts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range—like the $340,000 example case below.
A wrongful death case is a type of personal injury lawsuit filed by the survivors of a person who lost their life due to the negligence of another person or party. Wrongful deaths can occur in any number of ways. What wrongful deaths have in common is that they were preventable tragedies that resulted from the careless or negligent actions of another person, company or organization.
A wrongful death legal matter involves a claim for financial compensation. Often, families pursue wrongful death matters to get answers as to what happened to their deceased loved one as well.
Any sort of accident caused by the negligence of another person or party may give rise to a wrongful death claim. Some examples of the wrongful death matters our attorneys handle include:
If you believe that your loved one’s passing may constitute a wrongful death, speak to an experienced attorney who can investigate the matter for you at no charge and help you figure out your legal options.
In a claim for financial compensation that arises out of wrongful death, the settlement usually covers two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are losses for which a numerical price can be calculated, such as medical bills sustained prior to the person’s passing and funeral expenses, and cemetery or cremation costs. Non-economic damages are the harms that don’t have a clear dollar value, like the loss of the deceased loved one’s love, support, affection, companionship, and advice.
Over our decades of legal practice, the attorneys at Console & Associates have helped numerous families who have been through the wrongful death of a loved one. Below is just one example of a wrongful death settlement our lawyers have secured for our clients.
An Example Case: $340,000 Payout for the Family of a Passenger Killed in a Single-Car Accident
When a driver lost control of their car and hit a tree, their passenger—a healthy 81-year-old woman— sustained serious injuries. First responders found her alert but in respiratory distress and took her to the emergency room, where doctors diagnosed blunt force chest trauma. Despite the best efforts of the doctors at the emergency room, she went into cardiac arrest and ultimately passed away.
Her family was devastated by the sudden loss of the healthy, active woman who had played a particularly important role in the care and raising of her two grandchildren. On behalf of her bereaved family, our attorneys fought for justice for the deceased woman and her loved ones. We sought to get the victim’s family financial compensation that accounted for all of their economic and non-economic damages—including not only the victim’s medical bills and funeral expenses but also the cost of finding alternative childcare for the grandchildren.
No amount of money can ever truly make right an irreversible loss like this, but pursuing a wrongful death case can help the loved ones left behind. The $340,000 settlement our attorneys secured for the victim’s family helped to ease the financial consequences of the tragic and preventable death, allowing her loved ones to cope with their grief without the added troubles of financial burdens. While no one can undo all the ways the victim’s family’s lives had changed because of the loss, this settlement gave them the resources to move forward with life after the accident.
This case is one example of the many wrongful death matters the law firm of Console & Associates has handled over the course of our decades of experience practicing law. We understand the intricacies of complicated matters of wrongful death law, and we treat every grieving family with the utmost compassion and dedication—because we know that you and the loved one you lost deserve nothing less.
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