Compensation and Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
It may seem impossible to handle all the practical details associated with a death in the family — at the same time as you and your family begin the grieving process. If you can, ask a friend or another family member to help you with arrangements such as funerals and burial services.
One of the first questions likely to arise after a death in the family is how to pay for funeral expenses. Depending on how the death occurred, you may be able to get financial help with funeral expenses from a car insurance policy or life insurance policy.
If your loved one died due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another person, then burial and funeral expenses may be included in the compensation demands of a wrongful death lawsuit. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to provide some financial compensation to eligible family members who have lost an immediate relative in an accident caused by another company or person. Wrongful death damages include funeral expenses, as well as compensation for loss of companionship and loss of future earnings or business profits. It may take time to recover these damages from the responsible party, but it helps to know there is an end in sight.
Learn More About Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Additional information regarding wrongful death lawsuits for surviving relatives can be found on the other pages of this FAQ section:
- How do I file a wrongful death lawsuit?
- How long after an accident can a family file a wrongful death lawsuit?
- How do I file a petition to extend the deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
- How are wrongful death lawsuits paid out?
- Can a surviving spouse recover lost earnings with a wrongful death lawsuit?
- Can I pay attorneys’ fees based on anticipated recovery in a wrongful death case?
- What kind of lawyer do I need for a wrongful death case?
We understand that these FAQs may not answer all your questions, especially if you have questions about a recent death in your own family. If this is the case, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our nationwide wrongful death law firm.
At Greenberg Stone and Urbano we represent families across the country in wrongful death claims. An AV-rated* law firm, we are able to provide strategic advocacy services along with a deeply compassionate approach and personalized attention. Our wrongful death lawyers receive assistance in every case from our nationwide network of associate law firms. This helps us establish a strong local presence in every state of the nation.
Find out how our approach can work for your family — regardless of where you live and where the incident occurred. Call toll free (888) 893-9846. Your family does not have to face the future alone.