Damages in Wrongful Death Suits
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The most obvious and easily determined loss for which damages may be sought is the actual expense occasioned by medical and death expenses.
Less obvious but equally important is the loss of future earnings and benefits, as well as the loss of companionship. Calculating these damages includes anticipating the lifespan and earnings of the decedent, as well as the relationship to remaining family members.
Calculating compensation for loss of companionship is entirely subjective and does not lend itself to empirical measurements. It is a measure of the emotional pain and suffering experienced by the survivors. This makes it difficult to calculate; experienced legal representation can help.
Punitive damages are awarded to represent a punishment of the person who caused the death. As a rule, it is only awarded when the action of the defendant was intentional or grossly negligent and is not intended to compensate for a specific loss
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