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Economic damages in a wrongful Death  may include the following:
  1. The financial support , if any that the decedent would  have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that the decedent had before his death or the life expectancy of the Plaintiff, whichever is shorter.
  2. The loss of gifts of benefits that the plaintiff would have expected to receive from the decedent.
  3. Funeral and burial expenses and
  4. The reasonable value of household services that the decedent would have provided.

The noneconomic damages recoverable in a wrongful death action include: Loss of love, companionship ,comfort , care , assistance, protection, affection , society, moral support, loss of the enjoyment of sexual relations and the loss of decedent’s training and guidance

A Survival Action allows a personal representative of the decedents estate to  obtain the damages the decedent would have obtained if he or she would have survived and was able to bring a personal injury claim.  In order to bring a survivor action the decedent had to have survived for some period of time after the incident that ultimately caused his death. Damages in a Survival action include the potential for punitive damages if they can be established along with any damages the decedent would have been able to recover had he or she not perished, such as medical bills and lost wages. These damages do not include pain, suffering or disfigurement.

If you have unfortunately lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, please know that our office has been representing injured victims and their families for over 30 years. We will work tirelessly to fight to obtain justice on your behalf while treating you with the compassion you deserve.

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