California’s average wrongful death settlement may range between $250,000 to $500,000. Often the determining factors for this amount could include the age and health of the deceased, income and potential earning capacity, as well as the family’s financial dependence on the decedent. In addition, payouts include economic and non-economic damages. However, it’s important to note that every wrongful death case is unique and can be affected by various factors.
At Salamati Law Firm, we could review the facts of your case and advise you on what you might be entitled to recover. We understand that no amount of money can ease the heartache of losing a loved one, especially when another party’s negligent actions caused it. Reach out to learn how a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles might be able to help ease your financial burdens so that you and your family can focus on healing.
Every wrongful death claim is unique
The sudden and unexpected passing of a loved one will impact their family in many ways. The spouse, domestic partner, children, or other dependents in California can file a wrongful death claim. As noted above, depending on the facts of the case, the value of a settlement could range from a few thousand dollars to a seven-figure sum. Therefore, it’s best to confer with an attorney who could give you a clear picture of what your case might be worth.
Factors that impact the value of your case
The potential compensation for a wrongful death claim depends on a wide range of factors. Each of these factors comes together to result in the outcome of your case, which can include the following:
- Medical bills. Many wrongful death cases include the final medical care of the decedent. If a person is confined to a hospital for an extended period of time, these expenses can be significant.
- Liability. Whether or not another person was clearly at fault for the death of your loved one is an important factor. There is little reason for the other side to settle if the evidence that they were at fault is insubstantial.
- Dependents. The number of people who depended on the decedent is also important. The more dependents there were, the more harmful the loss was for the surviving family.
- Age. A person’s age can impact a wrongful death settlement.
Contact our team at Salamati Law for a free consultation
Our team at Salamati Law could do more than advise you on the possible value of your wrongful death case. From negotiating with insurance companies to advising you on whether your compensation is a taxable settlement, we are here to advocate and fight for fair compensation. If you have questions about the value of a wrongful death case, contact our attorneys soon as possible for your free consultation.