The legal definition of wrongful death is any death that directly resulted from another party's negligence or misconduct.
Damages that family members can pursue if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death include:
A life expectancy table is used to accurately estimate the future earning potential of the deceased. Precisely, whatever the earnings were of the deceased at the time of death are multiplied by the number of expected remaining years of earning, up until the age of retirement.
Then, retirement benefits are determined in accordance with a life expectancy table. Once a number has been concluded, it is then reduced to equal the amount it would be if the money were conservatively invested.
If a person dies due to another party's action or inaction, then the death could be considered wrongful. Common wrongful death cases stem from:
The wrongful death attorneys at The Cochran Firm will fully investigate the terms surrounding your loved one's death. To aid us in this process, we will consult with medical experts to thoroughly examine medical records and interview doctors and other potential witnesses.
If a loved one has died due to another party's suspected negligence, please contact The Cochran Firm's wrongful death attorneys today for your free case evaluation. Our numerous offices nationwide afford us the ability to successfully litigate wrongful death cases through the United States.
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