If you lost a family member due to somebody else’s wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation—either directly or through an estate. Although a settlement or verdict will never be able to replace your loved one, it may provide some financial stability and a sense of closure.
Each state has its own unique set of laws related to these claims. The specific damages available vary greatly and depend on the state where the lawsuit is filed or the incident took place, but generally they may include:
- Medical expenses.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Lost wages and income that the person would have earned.
- Pain, suffering, and fear of impending doom.
- Loss of love, companionship, support, and the destruction of family relationships.
The attorneys at Krutch Lindell are experienced at evaluating and pursuing wrongful death claims relating to aviation accidents, product manufacturing and design defects, automobile collisions, workplace accidents, and civil rights violations.