Value of a Wrongful Death Case
Justin Sheldon—January 24, 2022
The value of a wrongful death case will vary depending on the number of damages and the number of claimants. For example, the wrongful death case of a doctor married with four children could be worth more than the wrongful death case of an unmarried teacher with two children. Similarly, the monetary compensation for a wrongful death case will depend on the ages and lifespans of the surviving family members and can vary depending on the depth of the relationships between the family members.
The value of a wrongful death case can be difficult to assess. It depends on several factors, including the medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the earnings of the deceased. Economic damages include the costs of funeral and medical bills, as well as the loss of consortium. Punitive damages are awarded for willful and/or reckless behavior. Oftentimes focus groups are helpful to assess the case strategy and proposed values. Even so, the value of a wrongful death case may vary. But in general, it is important to remember that there are several factors that are considered in calculating the value of a wrongful death case.
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After graduating, cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2011, Justin Sheldon began his legal career with a large national firm doing high-stakes business litigation. He soon moved on to a boutique firm specializing in auto products liability litigation throughout the United States.