The unexpected passing of a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person can result in considerable financial difficulties for the family of the deceased, in addition to emotional trauma. While legal entanglements will be unwelcome at a time like this, it is essential to engage an attorney at the earliest so that the bereaved do not have to worry about the financial implications of the loss of their loved one. The wrongful death action monetarily compensates relatives who depended upon (or were the beneficiary of) the deceased for financial and emotional support.
A wrongful death claim has to be filed within a certain time limit, which varies according to the state and type of lawsuit. The lawyers at Tynes Law Firm will hear your story and take the case forward in the best manner possible to help the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased receive damages.
The amount of damages awarded will depend on various factors such as the relationship between the survivor and the deceased, the equivalent monetary value of the deceased’s services, and the life expectancy of all parties. A court may also impose punitive damages to punish the offender and to set an example to others.
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