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What Is a wrongful death claim?

A wrongful death is a death resulting from another person's negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. The victim’s surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries, or dependents can file a wrongful death insurance claim or civil lawsuit to seek financial compensation for the loss of their loved one. Wrongful death law is complicated. You must also act quickly to […]
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What damages are available in wrongful death actions?

You can seek the following damages in a wrongful death action: Medical expenses incurred before the victim’s death Funeral and burial expenses Pain and suffering of the deceased Loss of protection, care, and companionship Loss of the victim’s future earnings until retirement or death Punitive damages, if appropriate Identifying the type of damages and calculating […]
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How do you calculate future damages for wrongful death?

Insurance companies, lawyers, and courts typically look to life expectancy tables to evaluate future losses. They use the victim’s income at the time of death and the remaining years until retirement or expected death to estimate future earnings and benefits, such as pension benefits, which would have been available had the victim lived.
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Do I need to hire a Wilmington personal injury lawyer?

You’re not required to hire a wrongful death attorney. However, self-represented claimants typically see lower settlement offers than those with an experienced attorney at their side. Our Speaks Law wrongful death attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies to maximize your compensation. Have you lost a loved one in an accident that was someone […]
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