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Understanding How Compensation Will Be Awarded in a Wrongful Death Case

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Originally, wrongful death statutes were created to provide financial support for widows and orphans and to motivate people to exercise care to prevent injuries. A Manchester wrongful death attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman can explain how compensation will be determined in the event of a wrongful death.

The Work the Deceased Did and Their Earnings Will Be Examined

The insurer will look through the lifetime earnings of the decedent and how much they would have made had they not died. Jobs in which a person had consistent increases in wages and had been promoted regularly are usually not an issue. Without a regular working history, there could be a greater problem verifying how much would have been made. Also taken into consideration is any pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life experienced by the deceased.

Paying for the Funeral and Lost Consortium

The amount that must be paid for the funeral is generally a small amount in comparison to wages. As for loss of consortium, a spouse who has lost their significant other will be deprived of their companionship and everything that goes along with it.

Contact an Experienced Manchester Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have questions about payments in a wrongful death case, a Manchester wrongful death attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC can help. Call us at 603-624-7200 / Toll-Free (800) 984-3151.

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