Non-Economic Damages

No amount of money can ever replace what a spouse or parent meant to you. The time you lost with them can never be returned. non-economic-damages It is the job of your lawyer to fully explain how valuable that loved one was to you

However, it is still something of value that was taken from you as a result of a wrongful death.

The legal system acknowledges this and allows for loved ones to be compensated for this lost time. The law refers to this as non-economic damages.

In a wrongful death case, the measure of non-economic damages, are determined by are asked a jury to put a dollar value on a number of factors that existed at the time of the death of the loved one.

Those factors may include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of care
  • Loss of assistance
  • Loss of protection
  • Loss of advice
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of counsel
  • Loss of instruction
  • Loss of training
  • Loss of education
  • Mental anguish

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Since none of these factors have a predetermined value to them, it is the job of your lawyer to fully explain how valuable that loved one was to you. The lawyers at the DiCello Law Firm have extensive experience in finding compelling ways to tell your story. To make the jury understand exactly what has been taken away from.