It is a difficult task quantifying in dollars and cents what a life is worth. But time and again wrongful death settlement amounts insurance companies pay to victims’ families are not a fraction of what they should be.
Wrongful death, a civil action claim brought by close relatives of a deceased individual against a person who can be held liable for the death, should bring justifiable wrongful death settlement amounts. Wrongful death lawsuit settlements should cover not only the quantifiable amount the deceased contributed to support a unit, but the pain and suffering endured by both the deceased and family members. Wrongful death damages can be quite extensive depending on the number of children involved and/or the degree to which the spouse depended on the deceased.
Car crashes are the source for over 40,000 fatalities annually across this country. Unfortunately some are single car wrecks, acts of god or truly the fault of neither driver. But those avoidable car crash fatalities scenarios, in which one party was driving recklessly or under the influence, deserve attention for the sake of the deceased victim.
Attorneys for wrongful death will fight to get what you deserve in the unfortunate and painful event of having lost a loved one in a car accident. The settlement you are entitled to should cover your pain and suffering, in addition to helping you pay your bills and support your family.
And when wrongful death settlement amounts do not apply, brain and head injuries are the most common injuries that occur during an auto accident. They are also a source for painful and disabling back and neck injuries to drivers involved, mostly for those aged 15 to 24 and over the age of 75. More like this article.