If a family member has been killed in a motorcycle, truck, automobile or other type of accident, Iowa Law provides a number of items of damages. The largest measure of damages is what the decedent’s estate would have been worth had he or she lived out the life expectancy. So if the decedent was gainfully employed and is young, that amount will be extremely large. Often times we hire an economist to accurately figure the loss. Do not let the insurance company try to settle fast because they will offer you only a fraction of the value of the case. If you contact us at McGuire Law Firm, we will spend the time needed to discuss all aspects of damages you should receive for the wrongful death of your loved one.