Wrongful Death Claim Value
Are you wondering how much a wrongful death case might be worth? Watch this video about wrongful death claim value to learn more.
How much is a wrongful death claim worth?
If you have lost a loved one recently because of negligence, we are truly sorry for your loss. When determining the value of a wrongful death case, there are several things we need to look at. First, we need to look at how and why did the accident happen. In a case we recently had, a family member was hit by an 18-wheeler. We needed to look at the applicable regulations that apply to an 18-wheeler. Were those regulations violated in any way, either by the trucking company or by the driver? We also had to examine what time of day the accident happened. What are the specific factors as far as how the accident happened? One of the other things that we’re going to look at is the wage rate that the deceased was earning. In this particular situation, it was a pharmacist who was a high-wage earner. This is just one of the various factors.
One of the most important factors is the type of relationship that the deceased had with their family. How close were they? For example, in this particular case, the father had a very close bond with his family. The jury is going to look at the impact of loss of companionship? What is the loss of support? What is the loss of guidance they had? What was the loss of the inheritance? All of this gets grouped together to determine the value of the case. The last thing we’re going to look at is the amount of insurance that was involved. All of this depends on the nature of the accident and the different parties involved. The amount of insurance is going to vary depending on how this type of accident happened. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We are here to help you.
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