Economic Losses After a Wrongful Death

Economic Losses After a Wrongful Death

When a family experiences the loss of someone they love, it can be emotionally devastating to endure. Not only do you have to grieve over the loss, but you must also figure out several aspects of life moving forward, including how to pay for the funeral and deal with lost income.

Missouri law allows you and your family to pursue compensation when the fatal injuries result from someone else’s negligent actions. One type of compensation you may recover is an economic loss. This compensation covers a wide range of expenses associated with the death.

Medical Expenses

If your loved one had to go through medical treatment before he or she passed away, there might be hospital expenses to consider. Economic damages can help you recover for the medication, any procedures, and the duration of the hospital stay from the date of the injury until the time of the death.

Funeral and Burial Costs

A funeral can cost significant amounts of money. You must pay for the plot, the coffin, the services, and more. These fees can extend to the range of thousands of dollars. They are also unexpected, meaning you more than likely don’t have the funds to cover the costs on your own. Taking legal action for economic losses can help cover these expenses.

Loss of Income

For your family, few things become more challenging than having to cover for lost wages due to the death of your loved one. If your loved one was a primary provider for your family, death causes significant struggles, including paying bills and affording the cost of living.

When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you can factor any losses associated with a monetary value to economic damages. The jury in your case can look at quantifiable evidence of your financial losses. If your case is successful, the jury may award you the exact amount of economic damages.

At Strong-Garner-Bauer, our Springfield wrongful death attorneys are ready to work with you to pursue the outcome you need. Trust in our team to help you recognize what rights you have. We’ll go through the legal process on your side, so you can focus on grieving with your family while we handle the challenging matters.