Average Settlement For A Wrongful Death Claim In Charlotte
If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, we understand that you are going through an incredibly difficult period. The wrongful death attorneys in Charlotte from Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC are ready to assist with your case. We will investigate what happened in order to secure any compensation you and your family are entitled to for your loss. Understanding the average settlement for a wrongful death claim in Charlotte can be complicated, and the amount depends on several factors.
These calculations can be hard to make
For families going through an unimaginable loss that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, they are just looking for closure. It is certainly understandable that surviving family members and other loved ones want to know how much compensation they can expect for what happened. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as an “average” wrongful death settlement amount in Charlotte. No two wrongful death cases are alike, and various factors go into how much a settlement may be.
Various calculations need to be made in these cases. Some of the following will be fairly straightforward and easy to calculate, while other factors are more intangible and harder to put a price tag on.
- Economic damages: This refers to monetary losses that are relatively easy to calculate because an attorney can use bills and receipts to show the loss. For example:
- any pre-death medical expenses will have hospital or doctor bills that can be used for calculation.
- estimation of future financial loss and support can be made by using the deceased’s tax returns and income statements.
- Funeral and burial expenses can be calculated with bills from the funeral home.
- Non-economic damages: There are various damages that can be recovered in the aftermath of a wrongful death that is not as easy to calculate because they involve emotional devastation the family members will incur. The following types of damages do not come with receipts:
- Loss of affection
- Loss of moral support
- Loss of attention
- Loss of sexual relationship
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
Your wrongful death attorney in Charlotte will work with medical and economic experts to properly calculate the total value of your case and use those estimates to negotiate with the at-fault party for a fair settlement.
We are here to help you through this
If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s actions, please accept our condolences. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we understand that this is a difficult time for you, and our team is ready to handle every aspect of your case. While it can be hard to predict a final settlement amount, we regularly help families recover the following compensation after a loss:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Cost of any pre-death medical care
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of consortium or companionship damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party