Accurately Determining the Value of Your Wrongful Death Claim

Accurately Determining The Value Of Your Wrongful Death Case

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain the Best Result for Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Accurately Determining The Value Of Your Wrongful Death CaseIt is difficult enough when a family member dies due to natural causes. Losing a loved one in an untimely death caused by an accident, medical malpractice, or taking dangerous medication, is a truly heartbreaking tragedy. All too often, victims suffer unfortunate fatalities because of another party’s carelessness, negligence, or even recklessness. Since there is usually no way of knowing that a wrongful death will occur, families seldomly prepare for the worst. In addition to tormenting sorrow, surviving family members may also undergo financial hardship. Despite all of their suffering, loved ones are forced to try to fill the void and pick up the pieces left behind by the deceased.

If you lost a family member because of someone else’s negligence, seeking justice may be one of the most important things you ever do. Although nothing can erase your loved one’s pain and suffering, or the misery caused by their premature death, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of wrongful death lawyers appreciate how difficult of a time it is for you and your family. You should not have to bear the agonizing aftermath of a wrongful death single-handedly. If you have suffered due to the wrongful death of a loved one, you need the best attorney in Western New York to pursue your case and hold those responsible liable for all of your damages.

The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are prepared to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the families of deceased victims of senseless accidents. We will help ease the anger and frustrations associated with your loss. It would be our honor to help your family obtain some sense of closure as well as justice. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. Should you have any questions or need assistance after your loved one’s passing, we invite you to contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. 

What Is A Wrongful Death?

When another’s negligent actions or omissions result in the victim’s death, it is referred to as wrongful death. Had the victim of the wrongful death not passed away, the other’s actions would have still given rise to a personal injury lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit allows the personal representative of the victim’s estate to bring an action for damages resulting from the loss of life. Wrongful death is comparable to involuntary manslaughter, which also occurs when someone’s negligence results in another’s death. However, manslaughter results in a criminal proceeding, while wrongful death results in a civil lawsuit.

Regretfully, fatal calamities can occur abruptly in almost any type of situation. The most common causes of wrongful death incidents include:

  1. Car crashes;
  2. Medical malpractice;
  3. Defective products;
  4. Workplace accidents;
  5. Drowning;
  6. Nursing home negligence;
  7. Construction site accidents; and
  8. Exposure to workplace hazards.



How Much Are Your Wrongful Death Damages Are Worth?

Monetary compensation in your wrongful death claim depends significantly on the specific details and facts surrounding the case. Important factors that can help estimate your wrongful death damages include:

  1. Pain and Suffering: The amount of pain and suffering a victim endured before his or her death. Damages may increase in cases where the victim did not die instantaneously and endured lengthy suffering.
  2. Costs Related to the Incident: This includes all expenses incurred because of the victim’s injury or illness, such as hospital costs, prescription medication expenses, and funeral as well as other burial costs.
  3. Economic Losses: These losses include all economic damages suffered as a result of your loved one’s death, including loss of inheritance, lost wages, and additional work-related benefits, as well as future earnings and benefits if the victim had lived.
  4. Non-Economic Losses: Non-economic losses typically include the value of the companionship, consortium, and the loss of parental guidance and care for surviving children.
  5. Punitive Damages: These are available in cases where it can be demonstrated that the defendant acted grossly negligent or reckless. Punitive damages are meant to discourage others from acting similarly.

Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the families of victims who have suffered fatal accidents. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine, and his best of the best team of Buffalo injury attorneys today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you!

The Anticipated Value Of Your Wrongful Death Claim

The Anticipated Value Of Your Wrongful Death Claim Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide surviving family members with monetary compensation that can support them in finding comfort and financial stability after the untimely death of their loved one. Accurately estimating the anticipated value of your wrongful claim involves determining the types and extent of all of your damages. As stated above, wrongful death claims involve both economic and non-economic damages. Since economic damages are compensation awarded for monetary losses and costs, the calculation tends to be much more straightforward. On the other hand, non-economic damages are more difficult to estimate because they involve non-monetary losses awarded. Depending on the severity of intangible injuries, plaintiffs might pursue a multiplier of their economic damages or make similar demands to other comparable cases.

Establishing damages in a wrongful death case can be a remarkably complex undertaking that requires the assistance of various expert witnesses such as a forensic economist. A variety of different components can greatly influence how much compensation you will receive, such as the victim’s age, occupation, and overall health before the injury. Additionally, awards are generally increased to account for the long-term future suffering of loved ones. Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, compensation can help offer some much-needed relief. Most importantly, filing a wrongful death claim can provide a sense of justice for the victim’s entire family. Your lawsuit will force negligent parties to accept responsibility for their actions. It is important to expose the liable party’s bad behaviors and practices to prevent similar conduct in the future.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. takes pride in helping families and loved ones obtain justice after the unthinkable happens. Jed Dietrich, Esq., praised as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, obtained a $2,400,000 settlement for the family of a 49-year-old man who was killed by a school bus. If you have a family member that died as a result of another’s negligence, allow the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking Buffalo, New York wrongful death accident lawyers to fight for you. We will be there for you every step of the way. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to speak to you about your possible claim. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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