Wrongful Death of an Elderly Family Member
Elderly family members in nursing homes are at the mercy of their caretakers. Often times, a caretaker's negligence and inattentiveness can lead to the wrongful death of a loved one. In a wrongful death claim for an elderly person, family members can seek compensation for loss of companionship and affection. Compensation can also be granted for the pain and suffering experienced by the elderly person before death. Unfortunately, in determining compensation, the monetary damages may be reduced due to the age of the elderly person.
If a claimant is suffering the loss of a parent, it is important that the parent's adult and minor children save all items of sentimental value related to his or her parent. These items include family photos, videos, birthday cards, letters, and gifts. These are the types of items that our Wrongful Death Lawyers use to help demonstrate to the insurance company and, if necessary, the jury the tremendous loss that your family has suffered.
Varying Wrongful Death Factors
Wrongful death cases have different factors if the death of a loved one is an elderly family member. When the court determines compensation, age and life expectancy are vitally important. It can be easier to determine future earnings for an adult, who has had consistent employment, over an elderly family member in retirement. Realistically, a jury will never be able to measure a person's worth; however, the jury will try to quantify and compensate for the loss in the best manner possible.
If you have lost an elderly family member due to the negligence of another, please call the Law Offices of Michael Cordova. Our Wrongful Death Lawyers offer a free consultation to answer any questions and to explain your rights. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our lawyers not only work on elderly family member wrongful death cases but in other wrongful death areas, as well as Personal Injury, product and premises liability, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation.
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