Economica's Assessments: Information required to complete an assessment when the deceased person was a minor or young adult
We have outlined below the information which we typically require in order to complete an assessment for a loss of income claim by the estate of a deceased person (under the Survival of Actions Act), when the person who was killed was a minor or young adult.
- The deceased’s date of birth and date of death.
- The scheduled trial date, or the date which we should use as an “assumed settlement date.” A settlement date is necessary to provide a “point of reference” for our calculations.
- What level of education did the deceased have, and how successful had he or she been in school?
- We would like information regarding what the deceased’s future education and/or employment plans had been. In addition, we would like any available reports that discuss the deceased’s academic and/or employment potential.
- Since the deceased was a minor/young adult, our loss of income assessment may rely partially on the education and career paths of the immediate family. Therefore, we would like information regarding the education levels, occupations, and earnings of the immediate family, particularly the deceased’s parents and siblings.
To summarize, we require any information which relates to what the deceased’s career path (and income potential) would likely have been if the accident had not occurred.