What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Connecticut Injury Attorney Serving Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford & Waterbury, CT

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Posted: July 10, 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy, but this loss can be especially hard to process when it was caused by an act of negligence. In addition to experiencing confusion, frustration and anger as you wonder how such an avoidable incident could have occurred, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by the financial burdens caused by a wrongful death. This is particularly true if your deceased loved one provided for your family.

Fortunately, you have rights after losing a loved one due to the negligence of another. You may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages. While it’s impossible to put a dollar value on your loss, the damages your recover in a wrongful death claim can help you stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your family’s life. Jim Miron has over 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of wrongful death victims, and he’ll help you hold the negligent parties accountable for the loss of your loved one.

Potential Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

family burying a loved one after a wrongful deathThere are two types of damages you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Economic damages
  • Noneconomic damages

Economic damages are awarded to reimburse you for any financial losses your family incurred due to the wrongful death of your loved one. Potential economic damages you may recover include:

  • Medical bills associated with the injury that led to the death of your loved one
  • Lost income your loved one would have earned in the future
  • Any benefits your loved one would have provided
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Noneconomic damages seek to provide compensation for any non-monetary losses associated with the wrongful death of your loved one. These may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost value of household services performed by your deceased loved one
  • Loss of consortium

Determining the value of noneconomic damages is a subjective process, and Jim has the experience necessary to help you maximize the value of your compensation.

Contact our Bridgeport Wrongful Death Lawyer

Please contact Jim Miron, Attorney at Law using the form on this page or call 203-339-5991 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford and the surrounding areas of Connecticut.

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