Types of Damages
When a person dies as the result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another, the victim’s family or personal representative may pursue a wrongful death cause of action against the negligent party. Wrongful death lawsuits involve complex legal issues regarding liability and the types of damages that may be awarded if the other party is found to be liable for the fatality.
Lake County wrongful death attorney Bogdan Martinovich is experienced handling wrongful death lawsuits resulting from auto accidents, personal injury matters, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and construction accidents. His knowledge and familiarity of the legal issues involved in wrongful death lawsuits extends to the types of damages that may be awarded and he will advocate on your behalf in order to obtain a damage award that is appropriate to compensate you for your loss.
Types of Wrongful Death Damages
Awards of damages in wrongful death lawsuits depend on the pecuniary loss caused by the victim’s death, and not on the actual cause of death. The victim’s family or personal representative may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance (if decedent has minor children)
- Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care
- Grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin
- Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
- Punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional)
Experience You Can Rely On
Because the legal issues involved in proving wrongful death liability and wrongful death damages are complex, you will want to enlist the help of a skilled Illinois wrongful death attorney. Lake County wrongful death attorney Bogdan Martinovich is knowledgeable of the complex legal issues involved and will diligently work to obtain the most favorable settlement possible.
Because there are strict time limits on when a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed, you should not hesitate to contact the skilled Illinois wrongful death attorney Bogdan Matrinovich at (847) 996-1350 to discuss a possible wrongful death claim and learn more about the types of damages to which you may be entitled.