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You Should Get These Compensations for Wrongful Deaths

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You never know what’s going to happen to your loved ones, and the worst thing that could happen is that they have wrongful death. As if death isn’t bad enough, but a wrongful one can really be devastating for the victim’s loved ones. Wrongful deaths are those that aren’t by accident, and in some cases, it could be called a murder. For example, murder itself is a wrongful death. Another example is malpractice during a surgery which causes death. However, you can make sure that justice is served. The victim’s family is entitled to these compensations, if they choose to go through court and sue the party responsible for the wrongful death.

 

surgeryMedical Expenses

Medical expenses include any surgery or health related procedure that the victim has to go through before or after their death. For example, if someone did an intentional hit and run to your loved one, any surgery performed after the incident should be covered by the driver. Any surgery performed after death, such as stitching wounds, should also be covered by the driver. This is why you should keep all medical expense bills so that it can serve as proof for when you fight for compensation from the party responsible.

 

Funeral Expenses

Funerals are not cheap. First, you’ll have to pay for the casket. Then, you’ll have to pay for the victim’s body cleaning and balming, and if preferred, beautifying. After all of that, you’d need a place to hold the funeral, buy land from the cemetery, hire a priest or a religious leader for the prayer, buy flowers, etc. This is all very expensive and in the case of wrongful death, should not be covered by the victim’s loved ones. It might be a while until the party responsible for the wrongful death give you the money for these expenses, so you’d probably have to cover it for yourself at first. But aim for justice, and the same amount or even more should return to your pocket.

 

red car accidentDamage Expenses

As explained in the previously stated example, if the case of the wrongful death involves the victim’s vehicle or housing, the party responsible should cover for the damage expenses. If the car is completely wrecked and needs fixing or replacement, this shouldn’t be the responsibility of the victim’s family. If the victim’s house is in any case damaged, for example the landlord lets a gas leak on purpose and the victim’s house went in flames, the landlord should be responsible of fixing the house.