Wrongful death may be caused by the careless, reckless or negligent act of another person or entity. If the death of a relative was caused by the negligence of a third-party, the surviving family members may have the right to recover compensation for wrongful death.
The amount of compensation depends, in part, upon the income the deceased person was earning at the time of death and the amount he or she would have earned during his or her lifetime, and whether the surviving family members were dependent upon this income for support. Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased person, loss of companionship and loss of parental guidance are other factors that may be considered in determining the amount of compensation that would be fair and reasonable in a wrongful death case.
Rich & Rich, P.C. will investigate the facts and circumstances concerning your loved one’s wrongful death and determine the best legal strategy to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your family.