Yes, there are several damage categories available when a spouse has died due to the negligence of another. In New Orleans, courts will break wrongful death damages down into “economic” and “non-economic” damages, which are intended to address both the concrete losses that a family experiences, and the less tangible elements of bereavement.
Economic losses include things like medical bills and funeral expenses for your loved one, compensation for property damage, and the wages and compensation your family has lost as a result of your spouse’s death. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate your family for the loss of love, companionship, moral support, and affection.
Obviously, no amount of money can make your family whole again, but when another party’s carelessness led to the death of a family member, and the financial hardships that can result, you owe it to your children and yourself to take all reasonable steps to see that you are protected. The Gertler Law Firm can help ensure that your family has the resources it needs to continue in the aftermath of the wrongful death of a spouse. Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans wrongful death attorney.