More often than not, when family members find out their loved ones have been experiencing nursing home abuse or negligence at their facility, they are immediately interested in learning about legal options they may have to pursue a lawsuit. Here’s what you should know: What Determines My Compensation Amount?
In most cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits result in some settlement for any injustice that has taken place. Victims of nursing home abuse may be compensated for punitive damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses as needed.
The compensation amount victims may be awarded can vary depending on the details of each case, so working with an attorney is always recommended before filing to best determine the potential outcome of your claim. Many elements can factor into how much a victim is awarded, but some of the most common determining factors include the following:
Typically when awarding compensation, the more severe the abuse resulting in injuries, the more compensation the victim will be given. Wrongful death cases are usually awarded millions of dollars. Whereas victims who suffer from less severe injuries may not receive as much.
Juries may consider age when determining how much the victim should be compensated.
The strength of a victim's case is always a major determining factor for their settlement amount. This is one of the reasons why working with an attorney is always recommended because if it is believed the victim has a poor chance of winning the case in court, a defendant may make a low settlement offer.
We Can Help
Getting justice for your loved ones' mistreatment in their nursing home facility can be difficult without strong legal representation. Here at Grossman Green PLLC, we understand the challenges you may be facing and have the skill you need on your side to see your case succeed. Our firm is committed to offering the support you need every step of the way while helping you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (502) 215-3344 or visit us online to speak with a member of our team.