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How Are Economic Damages Determined In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When a loved one is lost to a New Orleans’ family in an accident, the emotional difficulty of dealing with that loss often is only the beginning of their problems. This is particularly true if that person provided financial support for the family.

If a family member died because of the negligence of another party, the family may be able to recover damages for lost income and support. When seeking fair compensation for the family, there are several factors that must be presented to the judge or jury making the determination.

These factors include the deceased person’s current income and likely future earnings. Fringe benefits, such as health insurance, that were provided through the deceased’s employment may also be considered.

Non-economic damages also may be available to a family that has lost a loved one. Non-economic damages provide financial compensation for losses such as loss of companionship or society.

If your family has suffered a loss and you have questions about a potential Wrongful Death claim in New Orleans or elsewhere in the state of Louisiana, please feel free to call my office at 504-581-6411 or 877-581-6411.