Wrongful Death Damages

Charleston Personal Injury Attorney Offering Insight

When the loss of a family member is due to the negligence of another, the bereavement is especially difficult. Adding to the sorrow is the sudden loss of the financial and personal stability that was provided by the deceased. Nothing can replace a lost loved one, but the damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the hardship.

McLeod Law Group, LLC realizes that it is difficult to evaluate damages when you are grieving. The long-term consequences of your loved-one's death may be incomprehensible when you are clouded in heartache. Our supportive Charleston wrongful death lawyers have been helping mourning families for more than a decade. Our firm can provide clear and experienced insight to assess the aspects of your case. We can determine the favorable compensation your family needs and deserves.

Two Classifications of Wrongful Death Damages

Wrongful death damages do not always start at the moment of the fatality of a loved one. In actuality, there are two classifications of damages that may be awarded, each with a specific time period. The first category covers those damages incurred from the initial injury to the actual time of death. For example, a loved one may be the victim of a car accident and spend time in a hospital before succumbing to his or her injuries.

Recovery of damages from the survivor action may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Lost income
  • Funeral expenses

The second classification of damages is meant to compensate surviving family members for their loss. Monetary consideration is given to the expected contributions the deceased would have provided for his or her loved ones.

Some of the damages from the wrongful death claim may be awarded are:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Guidance from a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney is Necessary

An experienced attorney, such as Attorney Mullins McLeod, can offer the strong support and guidance that can help determine what damages to pursue in your wrongful death case. His attention to detail and passionate commitment has resulted in more than $150 million in damages awarded to his clients in their wrongful death and other personal injury claims.

Time is limited when filing a wrongful death claim. Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your case!