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4 Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim

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A wrongful death can leave a family reeling emotionally and financially. The knowledge that a loved one’s death could have been prevented had negligent parties acted responsibly can be a heavy burden to bear.

Something that may help families find some peace is filing a wrongful death claim. This legal action not only helps a family recover the funds they need after a provider’s passing, but also holds the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Learn about four damages you may recover through a wrongful death claim.

Economic and Non-Economic Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim can help relatives of a decedent recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate loved ones for expenses related to the decedent’s passing that can be verified through bills, receipts, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate loved ones for expenses that cannot be put behind a dollar sign. This may include the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support.

Therefore, the four main damages that a wrongful death claim can help you recover include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Costs of medical care provided to the loved one before death
  • Lost financial support of the loved one
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, and more

Need Help Filing a Wrongful Death Claim? Contact Us Today

If your loved one was killed by the negligent or reckless actions of another, our Los Angeles trial attorneys are here to help. At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we have extensive experience in helping clients obtain justice after a loved one’s wrongful death, and we’re here to do the same for you.

Call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 to schedule a free consultation.