Though we often hold the belief that one cannot place any monetary value on human life, it is also a fair reaction to want to take legal action against a person responsible for the death of a loved one. If you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, you have every right to seek compensation. But just how is the exact amount of compensation determined?
Monetary Compensation in a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Claim
Basically, Massachusetts wrongful death compensation is estimated by looking at the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of your loved one’s death. It is difficult to predict the amount of compensation you will receive, as each case is unique and every individual has different applicable life circumstances. However, the following factors will almost always be considered when estimating your final compensation:
The age and marital status of the victim
The number of children the victim had
The prior health of the victim
Loss of future wages and benefits
Loss of companionship
Medical bills associated with the accident, prior to death
Funeral expenses incurred by the family
The severity of pain suffered by the victim
The insurance coverage of the defendant
Punitive damages (if applicable)
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The Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys at Phillips & Garcia will fight for your rights in your wrongful death case. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you need and deserve to move on with your life. Contact Phillips & Garcia today to schedule your FREE legal consultation – (877) 892-5620.