Wrongful Death of Children and Elderly?
Have you lost a child or elderly family member due to a wrongful death? If your answer was yes, it’s time to hire a Portland personal injury attorney. At Dawson Law Group we are experts at handling wrongful death claims and would be honored to go to work for you. One of the key issues in a wrongful death claim is determining its value. The loss of human life can never have a price tag on it but in the legal arena the court has to make an attempt. Those who have lost someone as an act of wrongful death have the right to be compensated. Two of the more difficult types of wrongful death to calculate value in are the deaths of children and the elderly.
Death of a ChildOnce again the value of a life can never truly be determined, especially that of a child’s but the families deserve some form of compensation. Determining the value for a child’s death can be especially complicated. When an adult dies in a wrongful death situation one of the main factors taken into consideration is the loss of their earning capacity to their family. If a father dies the family has a right to be compensated for the loss of his income. A child does not bring in an income. In order to determine the value of a child more guesswork is involved. The courts have to estimate the possible income the child could have earned, the health of the child, and life expectancy of the child. In child wrongful death cases the families often receive very little. At Dawson Law Group we recognize how unfair the justice system can be in wrongful death cases involving a child. The loss of a child is beyond traumatizing and we sympathize with the families that have had the misfortune of losing a child. The Portland personal injury attorney you hire form our firm will do all in their power to ensure that you receive just compensation for your loss.
Death of the ElderlyLike calculating the monetary value of a child’s wrongful death can be difficult, so is that of the elderly. In wrongful death cases involving the elderly the families usually receive very little. After a certain age it is determined that a person has very little earning capacity. Most of the elderly retire and live off a pension or Social Security. Due to the fact that they are not working to earn an income their families often receive very little. We cannot reiterate enough how the loss of life cannot be given a monetary value. Each Portland personal injury attorney from our firm recognizes this fact and will do all that they can to support you in your time of loss. We will fight relentlessly to see that you receive fair restitution for the wrongful death of your loved one despite their age. At Dawson Law Group we are heartbroken for each our clients that have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case. These cases are even more difficult due to the attempts to put value on life. The Portland personal injury attorney you hire from our firm will do their utmost to represent you and your loved one fairly and justly. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident, call Dawson Law Group today.
Wrongful Death Topics
- Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer
- What is a Wrongful Death?
- Liability in Wrongful Death Case
- Wrongful Death Claim Statute of Limitations in Portland
- Wrongful Death FAQ’s
- Your Lawsuit: What to Expect
- Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer