How to Calculate Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

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Course Description

This program was recorded on November 15th, 2018

This seminar will cover the various types of damages plaintiff’s attorneys should look for in a catastrophic or wrongful death case. We will discuss how to identify sources of recovery, setting a budget, figuring out which experts you need, how to identify the various types of damages in your case as well as a step by step process for finding evidence to prove it to a jury or an adjuster.



  • John (Jack) C. Zinda
    Jack Zinda is the founder and lead trial attorney of Zinda Law Group. He focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, gas explosions, and other complex litigation. Zinda Law Group is made up of 23 attorneys that focus exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the United States, with offices in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Jack has served as lead counsel on dozens wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. These have typically been against dangerous truck companies, drunk drivers, corporations that manufacture dangerous products, and employers who have created unsafe work environments.

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    1. Sources of Recovery: Identifying Sources of Recovery;
    2. Types of Damages: identifying the various types of damages available to you in a particular case;
      1. Loss of Earning Capacity
      2. Survival Damages;
      3. Loss of a Child
      4. Loss of a Spouse
      5. Loss of a Parent
      6. Loss of Earnings
      7. Conscious Pain & Suffering;
      8. Mental Anguish;
    3. Identifying Damages in Your Case Figuring Out Which Damages Apply:
      1. Investigating Damages:
      2. Questions to Ask;
      3. Discovery to conduct;
    4. Budget: Deciding how much money to spend to prove up your damages;
    5. Experts: Identifying the Right Experts to use
      1. Where to look?
      2. How to vet them?
    6. Proving Damages:
      1. Demonstrative Evidence;
      2. Witnesses to Present;
    7. Calculating Case Value: Methods to figure out what a case is worth;

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