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Common costs of a wrongful death

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Losing a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident is a costly tragedy from a financial and emotional perspective. Unfortunately, it demands a lot from you as well from an administrative point of view.

From insurance claims to funeral arrangements, it is important to understand the costs of a wrongful death even when grief makes it feel daunting.


Collisions that result in wrongful death often involve catastrophic damage to the vehicles in question. Insurance may help, depending on the details, but lacking a car while it needs repairs is a huge cost in time and money.

Hospital bills

Healthcare professionals do their best to preserve life and many critically injured victims die in the hospital. Even when the care and expertise do not result in a saved life, the bills and costs incurred still end up in your lap.

Funeral costs

The National Funeral Directors Association estimates that the median cost of a California funeral ranges between $6,028 and $7,225 depending on whether you choose cremation or burial.

Emotional anguish in the aftermath

Many experience depression over their grief over a loved one. Death is not easy to get over, especially if no one expected it so soon. Therapy and other coping techniques are useful but professional help is still costly.

Compensation for damages

No amount of money can bring back who you lost. However, the last thing you need while navigating grief is the complex confusion of wrongful death finances. With the right support and information, there are ways to recoup the financial costs while you handle the emotional ones.