Q: How are future damages calculated in a wrongful death suit where the decedent is a college student
(very intelligent but doesn't currently have a job)?
A: based on average earnings, transcripts. Why not ask your lawyer. You should have one. Death cases are not d.i.y.
Contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
A: There are numerous methods to determine future damages in wrongful death cases. Is a lawyer currently representing you in said action? If so, direct your questions to your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you absolutely should retain one immediately. A knowledgeable attorney will review the details of your case, and assist you in all aspects of the recovery process to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. An attorney will certainly get you far more money than you can get on your own, and will save you a tremendous amount of stress, time, and money. Many of us offer free consultations for wrongful death cases and will represent you on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything to obtain a tailored, professional opinion.
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