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Wrongful Death Damages

Lea en español Wrongful death is a tort claim that occurs as a result of negligent conduct by a defendant. Most of the recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit are directed toward the survivors of the victim. Some of the recoverable economic damages include medical and funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of […]

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life: Why Judges Need Rules

Lea en español COLUMN: The Law in Real Life by Linda Holmes, J.D. Why Judges Need Rules: The Case of the Dissent That Wasn’t Sept. 2, 2008 Judges have robes for a variety of reasons, one of which is to present an image of unity. Sports teams wear uniforms; so do the salespeople at Best […]

Wrongful death versus criminal homicide

While both wrongful death and criminal homicide involve the death of an individual, there are distinct differences in the terms of court proceedings that separate the two. During a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate of the deceased attempts to recover damages in a civil court proceeding. Criminal homicide cases involve criminal court proceedings during which […]

Criminal Homicide or Wrongful Death

While both wrongful death and criminal homicide involve the death of an individual, there are distinct differences in the terms of court proceedings that separate the two. During a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate of the deceased attempts to recover damages in a civil court proceeding. Criminal homicide cases involve criminal court proceedings during which […]

Wrongful Death VS Criminal Homicide

While both wrongful death and criminal homicide involve the death of an individual, there are distinct differences in the terms of court proceedings that separate the two. During a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate of the deceased attempts to recover damages in a civil court proceeding. Criminal homicide cases involve criminal court proceedings during which […]

Statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit

Each state has its own statute of limitation, which defines the time frame during which a lawsuit must be filed. A claim against a government agency, however, may have a different time period for filing. While the time usually begins running from the time of the victim’s death, some states may allow a lawsuit to […]

Pecuniary loss in a wrongful death settlement

In a wrongful death settlement, it’s possible that a defendant may be liable for pecuniary losses incurred by the family members as a result of the death. Compensation of damages are usually limited to spouses, children and, in some cases, parents. They may include: Lost earnings Medical and funeral expenses Financial support that the decedent […]

Wrongful Death

Lea en español When a member of your family dies because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses, including the support they would have provided, any funeral and burial expenses, and, in some states, for loss of companionship or consortium. A wrongful death lawsuit […]