Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The death of a loved is painful — knowing someone else’s negligence caused their passing hurts even more. To be compensated for the damage of their loss, relatives of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A judge or jury may determine how much the responsible party owes for the loss of income to the family and medical expenses. If the responsible party decides to settle, they could agree to pay the proposed amount. Under New Jersey law, this could be the financial loss as of yet, as well as the future. The amount an individual was earning before his or her death is what the court will consider when weighing damages. The law says that what the deceased would have spent on personal expenses should be subtracted from the net income to arrive at this number.
There are so many kinds of fatalities involved in wrongful death lawsuits — a fatal accident involving a car, a commercial truck or a drunk driver.
The lawyers at Weisberg & Klauber, LLC, know that personal injury cases can take an emotional toll. We offer straightforward and honest legal advice and guidance about how to proceed after the wrongful death of a loved one. We have special insight into cases against insurance companies because our personal injury attorney used to work on their side of the courtroom.
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