Types of Compensation You Can Recover in Funeral Home Abuse Cases
Your deceased loved ones have no voice and thus it is up to you to speak on their behalf and protect them as best as you can. When you suspect funeral home abuse, you should consult a Riverside funeral home negligence lawyer as you may be entitled to certain types of compensation.
There are two main types of personal injury damages that you may be entitled to in a funeral home negligence case: compensatory and punitive damages.
1. Compensatory Damages
Compensatory, or actual, damages are designed to reimburse you for all of the expenses you may have incurred, including psychological and personal injuries caused by the funeral home’s negligent or reckless conduct. Damages may include pain and suffering and economic damages.
Pain and suffering damages are awarded to compensate you for your past and future physical pain caused by the funeral home incident, including mental suffering and emotional distress. Economic damages are damages for any past, present and future expenses incurred, including medical care, lost earnings, and loss of future earnings.
2. Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages in situations where the funeral home service provider’s conduct has been especially malicious or egregious. Courts generally award these types of damages in order to punish defendants for their reprehensible conduct and to deter other funeral homes from acting in a similar manner.
Based on the specific facts of your case, your Riverside funeral home negligence lawyer will determine what the appropriate compensation will be in your claim.
We Can Help
If you have experienced any type of abuse or negligence by a funeral home service provider, you should contact a lawyer. At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we are prepared to represent survivors of funeral home negligence cases. We have successfully handled thousands of cases and can get you the results you deserve.
Call (888) 848-5084 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Riverside funeral home abuse attorney Samer Habbas today.