Types of Damages Commonly Awarded in Wrongful Death Suits

March 25, 2018 admin

Types of Damages Commonly Awarded in Wrongful Death Suits

The sudden loss of a loved one can cause significant emotional trauma for family members. At the same time, such a loss also triggers financial challenges a family may have never faced before. For example, if the decedent was the main income earner for the family, they may face tremendous financial strain as they face unexpected expenses, but don’t have the income to meet them.

While this may be a difficult time to think about money and you cannot place a value on an individual’s life, it becomes important for the family that has been through a tremendous loss to consider legal action. In most cases, wrongful death lawsuits are also the only way to hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions, especially in cases where prosecutors haven’t filed criminal charges.


Each wrongful death case is different and there are a number of factors that could dictate the value of each case. Generally speaking, here are some of the common types of damages that could be sought in a wrongful death case:

If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, our experienced Orange County wrongful death attorneys can help you seek and obtain fair compensation for your losses. Call us for a free initial consultation.

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