WHETHER a loved one dies as a result of an auto accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident or an elderly loved one dies as result nursing home neglect/abuse, it is non-economic damages that resonate with a jury. These damages for the loss to the plaintiff of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, affection, protection, society and moral support are the most economically substantial components of a wrongful-death case.
In the overwhelming majority of cases, the value assigned these categories will be the largest portion of the verdict.
Jurors find it very difficult with how to approach determining these types of damages in juror deliberations. As the lawyer and advocate for our client, we need to give the jurors the evidence they will need to understand what the plaintiffs had in their relationship with the decedent, and thus understand the level of the loss.
To achieve maximum non-economic damages, we must tell extraordinary stories. Trial lawyers must spend the time and effort to creatively gather and present evidence of the plaintiff’s loss in such a way that the jury can fully appreciate the magnitude of the relationship. to assist the jurors to also advocate for your clients during deliberations.
To be able to identify the special and unique being about the client’s decedent, your attorney must first spend time with their clients. The purpose of these meetings is to learn the full story of their lives and the stories that inform the relationship with their lost loved one. These stories will then need to be articulated and presented to the jurors with a framework to understand the reasons the award the attorney suggests is appropriate and
Allow the lawyers at the Law Offices of Tavakoli & Associates advocate for you in the event of a wrongful-death case. Let us learn the stories and present it to jurors the way it needs to be.
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If you have further questions, an experienced Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Tavakoli & Associates will be able to help you navigate the issues and provide you with the aggressive representation you need and deserve.