Damages in Cherry Hill Wrongful Death Actions
Wrongful death cases can be very stressful for the loved ones of the victim. Having to deal with the loss of someone while also dealing with legal matters could be overwhelming for anyone. However, there are people you can hire to help you navigate through the legal matters while you take time to grieve.
If you are currently suffering a financial and/or an emotional loss, it may be wise to seek the consultation of a skilled wrongful death attorney. Speak with a lawyer on our team to learn more about recovering damages in Cherry Hill wrongful death actions.
Common Types of Damages
The most common types of damages suffered in Cherry Hill wrongful death actions are the economic losses resulting from the decedent’s accident, which typically consist of the decedent’s medical bills before their passing, lost wages, and property damage. The other element is non-economic losses, which include the decedent’s pain an suffering before their passing, as well as the surviving family’s grief and loss of companionship, financial support (if the decedent was the family’s breadwinner), and guidance.
Pursuing Damages after an Unexpected Passing
Economic damages in Cherry Hill wrongful death actions are often calculated on the basis of an economist expert’s testimony regarding the decedent’s earning capacity before they passed away and going into the future. While an attorney cannot ask a jury for however much compensation they want, they can tell the jury what they believe to be an appropriate amount of economic losses. However, lawyers are not allowed to tell the jury the approximate value of the non-economic losses.
Regardless of the court procedures, one of our Cherry Hill lawyers could make a tremendous difference in a family’s ability to recover damages after a loved one’s wrongful death.
Grief, loss of love and affection, loss of companionship, loss of society, and loss of consortium are non-economic damages that, ultimately, a jury would make a decision on an appropriate amount to award if they went all the way to trial. There are certain instances where experts can be hired to attempt to put values to a family’s non-economic damages after losing a loved one to an accident borne of negligence, but if somebody goes all the way to a trial, a jury is going to use their own life experiences to figure out what they feel the family’s non-economic loss is.
Working with a Cherry Hill Attorney to Recover Damages in a Wrongful Death Action
Everybody reacts differently to loss and death. Depending on which family member it is, whether it is the spouse, the children, or a parent who lost a child, a person may be extremely distressed. A dedicated attorney on our team understands the hardships a person might be going through when dealing with a loved one’s untimely passing and the legal matters that may follow. This is why it is so important to allow an attorney who specializes in recovering damages in Cherry Hill wrongful death actions to handle your case. You may be awarded the compensation you deserve when you retain experienced legal representation from our firm.