The Basics of Compensation and Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
As with any personal injury claim, there are specific kinds of compensation that can be recovered. This is no different for a wrongful death claim. There are many different types of damages to be considered when working through a wrongful death claim. These exist because the law recognizes that it's possible you've lost important parts of your life and even income through the loss of your loved one.
And though money can't make up for this loss, it is the only mode of compensation available to the legal system to award you in an effort to restore to you a part of what was lost.
Types of Compensation Available
As we've said, there are many kinds of compensation that can be recovered during the course of a wrongful death case. For example you can recover:
- Loss of earning capacity
- Expenses for psychological treatment
- Loss of parental services
- Loss of child services
- Loss of spousal services
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship and society
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages
Each of those links will examine the specific type of compensation in more detail. But this gives you an idea of the breadth of issues that can be addressed in your claim. but please understand, just because these all of these types of compensation are available doesn't mean they are automatically allocated to you when you file a claim. Next we'll look at what is required in order for you to recover your losses.
How to Recover your Losses
As the plaintiff, the burden is yours to prove that your Texas wrongful death claim warrants compensation. This can be a complex situation, and there are several things to consider when attempting to prove up your losses. In a wrongful death claim you're filing for losses of a pecuniary (financial) nature. So you're in the position of trying to prove to the jury how much your losses are worth. There are several different ways to do this.
It's important to get in touch with an attorney who has experience handling wrongful death accidents. Many firms don't have the same kind of experience that we do at Grossman Law Offices. We can talk you through the steps and help you figure out what to do as your navigate this difficult time in order to brings justice to this situation.
Call the Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys at Grossman Law Offices Today
Our experienced Texas wrongful death lawyers possess a vast store of knowledge on the subject of wrongful death law. We handled hundreds of fatal accident cases. If you have any questions about your particular case, call us. We're here to help. We can be reached at any time be phone, 24/7. Our number is (855) 326-0000.