An untimely death occurs any time an accident caused by a person or entity becomes fatal. The family can file a personal injury claim on their loved one’s behalf to seek accident-related expenses. All compensation for wrongful death claims vary on a case-by-case basis. However, North Dakota’s wrongful death statute 32-13.2-04 outlines the type of damages a family is eligible to receive.
Compensation for Economic Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Economic damages are actual damages suffered by the victim. The arise from the injury and/or death and can be easily calculated. These bills include, but are not limited to:
1. Medical expenses
2. Medical bills
3. Rehabilitation services
4. Any custodial care
5. Loss of income or financial support
6. Funeral costs
7. Burial costs
8. Loss of earnings
Compensation for Non-Economic Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Non-economic damages are harder to compute because there are no bills to calculate. A personal injury lawyer Minot ND must calculate all the damages to determine the amount the family should receive based on a formula.
The non-economic damages often arise out of some type of pain and suffering. Thus, a family can receive certain damages another family would not be …