Funeral Expenses and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When you lose a family member of loved one in a wrongful death incident, the unexpected financial burden of their death can compound the grief and pain you will naturally be experiencing. The imposition of these additional costs can take a toll on your long-term financial health.
Fortunately, a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party can offer some relief from the burden of a funeral, as well as medical expenses loved ones may have incurred in the last days of their lives. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit typically cover a variety of costs associated with the death of a family member or loved one.
Damages you can seek in a wrongful death suit include:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Victim's expected future earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Damages for mental anguish
- Loss of care, protection, and guidance
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of love and companionship
- Punitive damages
Every state has limits on how late after the death you can file a wrongful death suit, and many have specific laws that apply to wrongful death cases. It is therefore critical that you find a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to thoroughly and carefully prepare your case before going to court. With over 170 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm are your best choice for prosecuting wrongful death cases in the Charleston area.