Stamford Car Accident Jury Charges: Wrongful Death Damages

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Aug 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

An accident case in Stamford, Connecticut resulting in the death of an individual can be devastating to the family of the innocent victim.  Any wrongful death claim must be investigated immediately so the rights of the survivors are protected.  You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you through this most difficult time.  Find out what you need to be doing right away.  Contact us today.

After your case is presented to the jury, it will be up to the trial court judge to instruct the jury as to the way they are to deliberate. Therefore, before the jury begins deliberations, the judge will provide the jurors with jury charges so they know how to apply Connecticut law to the facts that have been proven in court. There are a number of issues that have to be decided by the jury is damages so the judge might instruction the jury about the following jury charge:

Wrongful Death Damages.  We have a statute that governs damages in cases such as this where there is a death.  It allows for just damages which includes: Economic damages of: 1) the reasonable and necessary medical and funeral expenses and

2) the value of the decedent's lost earning capacity less deductions for (his/her) necessary living expenses taking into consideration that a present cash payment will be made and Noneconomic damages of: 3) compensation for the destruction of the decedent's capacity to carry on and enjoy life's activities in a way that (he/she) would have done had (he/she) lived and,  4) compensation for the death itself, or 5) pain and suffering.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.

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