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Posted on December 10, 2015 by

Can You Assess the Value of a Life in Dollars of a Wrongful Death?

One of the most difficult things anyone experiences is the loss of a loved one. Their grief is compounded when their death could, and should have, been prevented. Whether it is due to medical malpractice, a work-related accident, automobile accident, or homicide, the person’s death inflicts, not only emotional pain and suffering, but also financial burdens and lost income.

Why call an attorney?

A Wrongful Death Attorney can help families understand their rights and options in these difficult times. While many people are reluctant to talk about money in regard to their deceased loved one’s life, it is necessary and appropriate to discuss this with a knowledgeable attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases.

Assessing the value of a wrongful death case

Attorneys are morally and legally prevented from guaranteeing specific cash amounts in these cases. The circumstances of each case are unique and courts are unpredictable. Also, courts and juries often have different assessments of value based on the type of wrongful death. Some deaths, like those caused by drunk driving, spark outrage. Medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove.

Most wrongful deaths are due to negligence in the workplace or wrongdoing by another person. If your family has lost a family member due to the carelessness or wrongful action of another person, contact a Wrongful Death Attorney with Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys. After carefully listening to you, we provide a free initial consultation.