Calculating Pascagoula Wrongful Death Damages

Following the wrongful death of a loved one, the decedent’s estate has the right to seek justice for their loss. The estate may be eligible to recover compensation for damages. An experienced lawyer will know how to assess damages in a wrongful death case and work with the family members to secure compensation that is right and just.

A compassionate lawyer who has experience calculating Pascagoula wrongful death damages could help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out to a dedicated wrongful death attorney to discuss your options.

Calculating the Loss of Future Income

When calculating Pascagoula wrongful death damages, the decedent loss of future income will be considered. To do this, the attorney will hire an economic expert. Economic experts and other experts are extremely important in wrongful death cases.  The attorney will gather all the important financial information from the family and work with the economist to come up with the total lost economic impact the deceased person left when he or she passed away.

Our firm will hire an expert in analyzing the deceased loss of lifetime earnings in addition to the complete economic impact to the people that rely of the deceased for income and loss of household services (home repair, cooking, cleaning, raising children, etc.). The economic expert can testify about what that person would have earned over their life, through retirement, and what their impact on the family’s finances will be.

Calculating Medical Expenses and Pain and Suffering

The medical expenses and pain and suffering will also be calculated in a wrongful death claim. An experienced wrongful death attorney could hire a medical expert who could help with this task. The medical expert can testify about what that person went through due to the injuries when they died, and the medical expenses that were left behind by for the family.

How Does Liability Impact Damages?

In cases involving clear liability, the defendant is 100 percent at fault and are required to pay for the injured claimant’s damages. However, when liability is not 100 percent, then the lawyer has must work to establish as much fault against the defendant as possible.

This is performed by utilizing liability experts such as an accident reconstructionist and a medical expert. Also, they can use fact witnesses such as personal witnesses to accident or family members who can testify about how that person was and what their activities were during their life. This is crucial to establish liability but also the amount of damages that are involved in each case.

Wrongful Death of a Minor Could Affect Damages

Minor cases are unique in that the minor’s full potential and what they might have earned in the future is highly unknown. If that person was going to be a world-class cardiothoracic surgeon, a janitor, or something in between is completely speculative and has to be established by an economist. In the State of Mississippi, a minor is any individual under the age of 21 who has not been emancipated. Emancipation of a minor occurs when a minor, usually over the age of 18 and under 21, is deemed an “adult” by a court.

Reach Out to a Pascagoula Attorney About Calculating Wrongful Death Damages

Calculating Pascagoula wrongful death damages can be a challenging task, but an experienced lawyer could help. An accomplished attorney will have the resources to help you recover the compensation that you and your family deserve. When you’re ready, call, and schedule a consultation.