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Alpharetta Wrongful Death Lawyer | Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

sunrise-77677_640Because of the extreme nature of a wrongful death claim, it is not exactly obvious what is available in damages in a wrongful death claim.  In a lot of cases, like your average car accident, you can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  In fact, you can read more about car accidents and how an Alpharetta wrongful death lawyer can help you with your claim here at this link.

But, today, I want to talk about wrongful death because it is so hard to navigate on your own.  Generally, in a wrongful death claim there are three different kinds of damages you can pursue.

1.) Economic Damages.  This includes grievances experienced by the survivors that hold monetary value.  For example, medical bills, loss of expected wages, loss of benefits, and etc.

2.) Non-economic Damages.  As the name suggests, non-economic damages refer to the grievances experienced by the survivors that do not hold economic value.  This includes pain and suffering, loss of care, loss of consortium, and etc.

3.) Punitive Damages.  Punitive damages are only awarded in rare cases.  This kind of damages can only be pursued if there is reason to believe that the at-fault party acted with particularly bad conduct.  Of course, trying to prove “bad conduct” can be difficult on your own, which is why it is important to hire an Alpharetta wrongful death lawyer.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact our Alpharetta wrongful death lawyer at Kim Law LLC.  You can schedule a free consultation by dialing 770-837-3207.  Our Alpharetta wrongful death lawyer will be more than happy to assist you with your claim.  Kim Law LLC is located in the metro-Atlanta area for your convenience.  If you are in need of immediate information, please feel free to look through our Alpharetta personal injury law blog, where I post on wrongful death and other personal injury law topics.