What is the typical recovery in a Wrongful Death Claim?
In a wrongful death case, you may recover “the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived.” The “full value” of a person’s life includes both the economic value as well as the non-economic value.
Additionally, the victim’s estate may be able to recover additional damages. The estate claim may seek damages for the victim’s pain and suffering while he was alive as well as seek to be reimbursed for medical and funeral expenses. Punitive damages may also be available in certain circumstances.