How is economic loss calculated in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Economic loss is calculated based on what costs were involved relating to medical, funeral and burial expenses and what the deceased would have earned/accumulated had she or he lived a normal life span. This is a very complicated and complex calculation, involving, in part, the deceased’s age, his or her health prior to death, earning capacity and projected earnings at the time of death. Other factors a court considers are what type of assistance and services the deceased would have provided to the family, age and needs of any children and even potential accumulated wealth. Proving verifiable economic losses is often the function of expert witnesses hired by the survivor’s attorney.

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