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What is the Average Burial Cost?
The average cost of a funeral can vary significantly depending on factors such as:
- Casket type
- Cremation or burial
- Type of funeral service
On average, in the United States, a funeral can range from around $7,000 to $12,000.
A funeral at this cost typically includes:
- Ceremony arrangements
- Cremation expenses or burial expenses
- Funeral home fees
- Burial plot
Additional services, such as:
- Obituary notices
- Memorial services
Can significantly increase the overall cost.
In wrongful death claims, funeral and burial costs are considered compensable damages. When a person dies due to the negligence of another person or entity, the surviving family members may be entitled to pursue compensation to cover these expenses.
Who Can Be Held Financially Liable for the Funeral ceremony?
The party found negligent for the loss of a loved one can be held liable for the costs associated with funeral and burial costs. These costs can include the expenses mentioned earlier, in addition to headstone or marker, crypt, and any other related costs.
Keep in mind, the compensation families are entitled to for funeral and burial costs can vary based on state laws and the specific circumstances of each case.
Filing a Compensation Claim to Cover Burial expenses
To seek compensation for funeral and burial costs, the family of the deceased can hire a wrongful death lawyer. An attorney will help family members file a claim or wrongful death lawsuit. During this time, they will gather necessary documentation, including invoices and receipts, to establish the actual expenses incurred.
An attorney will then include these costs as part of the damages sought in the wrongful death claim.
At MVP Accident Attorneys, we recognize that losing a loved one is an emotional and stressful time. Our wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the justice and compensation your family deserves for the untimely loss of a loved one.
Contact Us Today!
If you lost a loved one in an accident or incident that was caused by negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys as soon as possible. We understand how overwhelming and painful it is to lose someone you love due to a preventable accident.
At MVP Accident Attorneys, we offer free, no-obligation consultations. You can meet with an experienced wrongful death lawyer, discuss your case, and learn how our legal team can help you pursue the compensation you deserve after such a devastating loss. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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