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Damages, other than economic losses, for wrongful death

On Behalf of | Nov 24, 2020 | Wrongful Death

Everyone in Louisiana will pass away at some point in time. This is an unfortunate fact of life, but no one can escape it. However, when and how people will pass away varies greatly. The hope is that people will be able to live a long, full life and die of old age, but not everyone is that lucky. Some people pass away far too young in fatal accidents. Losing loved ones is difficult no matter when people pass away, but it can be particularly difficult when people lose loved ones in fatal accidents.

When this occurs, people do not have time to prepare for the death and families may suddenly find themselves without people who they have relied on for love, support and guidance in addition to economic assistance through the income they provide for the family. If the person died due to the negligence of another though, they may be able to receive compensation for the damages they suffer as a result. These damages can include both economic and non-economic damages as well.

Examples of non-economic damages

Economic damages include the income the family will lose due to the death as well as money they spent on medical bills and funeral costs. Non-economic damages are those that do not directly affect one’s finances, but still have a major effect one the family’s lives.

These types of damages include, but are not limited to, emotional pain and suffering, loss of services, loss of companionship, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of consortium and other non-monetary damages that people experienced after the death of the loved one.

People in Louisiana lose loved ones every day. While it is something that people know is inevitable and possible any day, it does not make it easier to handle when it does occur. It can leave families figuring out how they will replace the love and support they provided as well as the monetary losses they will experience. People may be able to receive compensation for these losses though. Experienced attorneys understand how difficult it can be and may be able to guide one through the process.