There is no way to compensate for the tragic loss of a family member, but when a loved one has died due to the negligence of another, the law does allow for family members to recover financial compensation for damages resulting from the wrongful death of their loved one.
While money can never truly compensate for the extreme grief resulting from such a loss, requiring the responsible party, through his or her insurance company, to pay monetary damages can provide a sense of justice by imposing responsibility for the loss on the wrongdoer. A settlement or award of monetary damages can also ease the financial burden on families in the difficult times that follow.
Monetary damages available in wrongful death cases include:
- loss of future earnings of the deceased
- compensation for pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to death
- compensation for medical and funeral expenses
- compensation for the loss of the life
- compensation for loss of the familial relationship.
Beyond Monetary Compensation
Attorney Casinghino also understands the sensitive personal issues involved in handling litigation on behalf of family members who have lost loved ones. He fully recognizes and appreciates the importance of the wrongdoer accepting responsibility for his/her or its actions, in addition to the value of obtaining monetary compensation, which can never fully compensate family members for the loss of their loved ones.
In one case, Attorney Casinghino arranged for a personal meeting for an elderly woman to express her condolences to the mother of a 16-year old pedestrian whom she had struck and killed with her car. It was equally important to the client to realize the grief that the driver herself felt for this incident, as it was to obtain a settlement for the driver’s full insurance policy limit, plus a sizable portion of her personal assets.
In another case, Attorney Casinghino’s clients contacted their legislator after the case involving their daughter’s death was settled and successfully sought and obtained passage of a law which now is New Hampshire’s negligent driving law. This law was named on behalf of their deceased daughter, who was killed in an accident which occurred when a sheet of ice flew off of the roof of a tractor trailer truck and went through another vehicle’s windshield, causing a fatal crash.
Skill and Experience to Handle Your Wrongful Death Case Properly
Attorney Casinghino has many years of experience handling tragic cases involving the wrongful deaths of family members. These cases include deaths resulting from automobile and motorcycle crashes, gas explosions, workplace accidents, defective products, and other tragic events. Attorney Casinghino has the knowledge, expertise, and extensive experience needed to secure the maximum settlement for his clients.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another, call Attorney Gary Casinghino at 603-669-6111 today for a free consultation.