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Romantic Partner: Compensation for Wrongful Death

Apr 5, 2023 | Los Angeles Information

Losing a loved one or romantic partner is never simple, particularly when it was due to someone else’s carelessness. Particularly if the deceased was a romantic partner, an unjust death can cause agonizing pain and suffering. The right to seek cash compensation for their loss may exist in certain circumstances for the remaining spouse. This blog post will discuss the possibility of financial recompense for the unjustified loss of a partner.

Romantic Partner Wrongful Death: What Is It?

The term “wrongful death” is used when an accidental death occurs due to another party’s neglect towards preventing the accident. This could be someone from your family that you love or a romantic partner. With a wrongful death case, family members and those who are dependents of the victim are able to sue the defendant. What can the dependents recover? They will be able to recover damages that the living family members received due to the wrongful death of their loved one or romantic partner.

Who May File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for a Romantic Partner?

In the majority of states, a wrongful death lawsuit can be made by the surviving partner, kid, or parent. Some jurisdictions allow brothers or grandparents or other family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit. When a deceased person was not married and their remaining companion can demonstrate that they were monetarily reliant on the deceased, they may be able to file an unjust death lawsuit. For romantic partners, of course, the opposite partner is also able to file a wrongful death claim, along with the victims family members.

Compensation for Wrongful Death

Each case is unique, as is the amount of compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. In general, compensation covers both economic and non-economic losses in a wrongful death claim for your romantic partner.

What are Possible Losses for Wrongful Death

Losses classified as economics are those that have a monetary value. The following are some of these losses:

  • Medical Expenses. The deceased’s surviving family members or dependents may be able to receive reimbursement for their pre-death medical costs.
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses. The remaining family members or dependents are able to receive reimbursement for any funeral and burial expenses.
  • Loss of Income. The surviving family or dependents are responsible for making up the deceased’s lost income, including any future income they would have made had they lived.
  • Loss of Benefits. Family members or dependents who survive the beneficiary’s death are able to receive reimbursement for any lost benefits, such as health insurance, retirement benefits, and other benefits.

Losses that are non-economic are ones that cannot be valued in monetary terms. The following are some of these losses:

  • Medical Expenses. The deceased’s surviving family members or dependents may be able to receive reimbursement for their pre-death medical costs.
  • Loss of Companionship. The dependents or family members who are still alive have a right to financial support in order to make up for the deceased’s companionship, support, and advice.
  • Loss of Consortium. In order to make up for their partner’s lack of affection, closeness, and company, the surviving spouse is able to receive reimbursement.
  • Punitive Damages. Punitive damages may be available to the surviving family members or dependents in cases when the responsible party’s actions were particularly terrible. Punitive damages serve to penalize the offender and deter others from committing the same offense in the future.

Contact a Lawyer Right Away

If you lost your significant other as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or malice, you deserve punishment. We’re here to help you through the legal procedure with the assistance of our experienced wrongful death lawyers. Because we are aware of how painful losing your romantic partner or loved one can be, the attorneys at KAASS LAW are willing and able to provide our clients with compassionate and effective legal guidance. Accordingly, we can help you receive the justice you are due. For additional methods, call us right away at 310-933-5171 or view our website.

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