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The Types of Damages You Can Seek in a Wrongful Death Case

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You’ve just lost your spouse in a car accident caused by a drunk driver on US 183 or due to a mistake made in an Austin hospital. Along with feeling like your world has collapsed, you are also unsure about your future. How are you supposed to survive financially without the help of your spouse’s income? How will your kids cope now—and in the future—without your spouse there? Although you’ll never be able to replace your loved one, you may be able to hold the person responsible for his or her death accountable.

Damages You Can Claim

Getting over the death of a loved one is always difficult, especially when it happens as a result of someone’s negligence. Receiving compensation for wrongful death, however, can help you to move on and survive in the future. The type of damages you can receive include both economic and punitive.  

Economic

  • The loss of the victim’s expected earnings
  • The loss of inheritance because of the victim’s death
  • Medical and funeral expenses related to the death
  • The loss of benefits, including medical coverage and pensions
  • The value of the goods and services the victim would have provided

Punitive

  • The loss of guidance, protection, care, advice, and nurturing the victim would provide now and in the future
  • The loss of consortium provided by the deceased spouse
  • Damages for the survivor’s mental anguish and pain and suffering
  • The loss of love, companionship, and society from the victim

Get the Help—and Justice—You Seek

Losing a loved one because of negligence is unfair, and being held responsible for the bills that result because of a mistake is even more unfair. The attorneys of Wayne Wright have helped many victims in the Austin area get the compensation they deserve because of wrongful deaths. Contact us today by calling 800-237-3334 and find out if we can do the same for you.

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