Wednesday, March 14, 2012
There are two types of wrongful death damages. The first is compensatory damages. These are related to expenses incurred by the deceased person's family, and are awarded by a judge and jury. Often, these types of damages are proven with help from purchase receipts and dated invoices. Also, if the deceased person was of working age, damages can be awarded to cover the amount of income that could have been earned between the current time, and the person's estimated retirement from the workforce.
A meeting with a Minneapolis wrongful death attorney is an ideal way to find out how to begin the process of a lawsuit to receive wrongful death damages. Since no legal situation is identical, it's important not to make assumptions without getting legal help.