What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

If you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a family member died as a result of the negligent actions of another, you will need the assistance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. If you are located in the Bakersfield area, Mickey Fine is available to answer all of your questions about this type of lawsuit.

One of the most common questions asked is, “What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death claim?”

Typically, you are eligible to recover damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses and/or funeral expenses
  • Projected lost future wages of the person who passed away
  • Compensation for the survivors’ pain and suffering
  • Loss of benefits
  • Projected lost future financial contributions to your family

There are also additional possibilities when it comes to a wrongful death claim. We realize that it can be difficult to think about such matters immediately following a loved one’s death. Please rest assured that our office is compassionate and understands that many family members need time to grieve before considering a lawsuit. However, these cases are time sensitive, so it’s important that Mr. Fine begin building your case as soon as possible to ensure it is filed before the appropriate deadlines.

If you would like to find out about your options after the wrongful death of a loved one, please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Bakersfield, California.