What Types of Compensation Can I Seek in My Wrongful Death Claim?

After you have lost a loved one, nothing can replace the piece of your life you are now missing. While this time is incredibly difficult, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the death of your loved one.

There are different types of compensation that you may receive, which we will detail below. It’s important to know that wrongful death claims are statutorily driven.

What does it mean to be statutorily driven?

A wrongful death statute involves all damages being spelled out, specifically. Statutes go into detail of the extent of the injuries that led to the death, in addition to other damages involved in the situation.

Damages

Generally, pecuniary losses are damages surrounding the nature of the death. This includes damages such as wages, medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering, loss of life, loss of enjoyment of life, in addition to other damages. The family of the deceased may be eligible to receive compensation for these damages.

An attorney will help you uncover all potential damages for which you may be compensated. We will look at an all-encompassing view of the situation, including looking at the life of your loved one, past and future lost income, age, overall health and wellness, life expectancy, the injuries sustained that led to wrongful death, and more.

Learn more about wrongful death here.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another individual, you should contact an attorney immediately. If you are near Yakima, Washington, contact The Pickett Law Firm to speak to Bill Pickett about your situation.