LEGAL DAMAGES: What is loss of services in connection with a California wrongful death lawsuit?

Legal damages that fall into this category are intended to compensate the survivor for the intangible benefits of human interaction. This category often makes up the largest portion of the claim; however, the largest difficulty with this particular area of legal damages is that the value of this item of loss is so difficult to measure.  In so doing, arguing it to a claims adjuster or jury proves to be, at times, difficult.  In determining the amount of these damages, several items are taken into consideration, including the following aspects: the closeness of the relationship involved, the age and health of the survivor, and the life expectancy of the decedent.