Wrongful Death FAQ

  • How is compensation for a wrongful death calculated?

    The calculation of compensation for wrongful death can be complicated. Among the factors involved in the calculations are the deceased person’s wages had they lived and the financial burden and possible pain and suffering experienced by survivors of the deceased.

  • What is wrongful death?

    A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to another party’s negligence or recklessness. Under the law, parties who have been injured as a result of a wrongful death may bring suit against the parties responsible for the death. Wrongful death cases allow survivors to claim compensation for the decedent’s lost earnings, pain and suffering and other damages.