California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

VF-3905. Damages for Wrongful Death (Death of an Adult)

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VF-3905.Damages for Wrongful Death (Death of an Adult)
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. What are [name of plaintiff]’s economic damages?
[a. Past financia support that [name of
decedent] would have contributed
to the family: $ ]
[b. Future financia support that [name of
decedent]would have contributed to the
family: $ ]
[c. Past losses of gifts or benefit that
[name of plaintiff] would have
expected to receive from [name of
decedent]: $ ]
[d. Future losses of gifts or benefit that
[name of plaintiff] would have expected
to receive from [name of
decedent]: $ ]
[e. [Name of decedent]’s funeral and burial
expenses: $ ]
[f. Past household services that
[name of decedent] would have
provided: $ ]
[g. Future household services that
[name of decedent] would have
provided: $ ]
2. What are [name of plaintiff]’s noneconomic damages?
[a. The loss of [name of decedent]’s love,
companionship, comfort, care, assistance,
protection, affection, society, and moral
support, [and] [the enjoyment of sexual
relations/[name of decedent]’s training and
guidance] from [insert date of death] to the
present: $ ]
[b. The loss of [name of decedent ]’s love,
companionship, comfort, care, assistance,
protection, affection, society, and moral
support, [and] [the enjoyment of sexual
relations/[name of decedent]’s training
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and guidance] from today
forward: $ ]
Signed:
Presiding Juror
Dated:
After [this verdict form has/all verdict forms have] been signed, notify
the [clerk/bailiff/court attendant] that you are ready to present your
verdict in the courtroom.
New April 2004; Revised December 2010, December 2016
Directions for Use
This form is based on CACI No. 3921, Wrongful Death (Death of an Adult).
The special verdict forms in this section are intended only as models. They may
need to be modifie depending on the facts of the case.
Delete any questions that do not apply to the facts of the case. Normally, this form
should be combined with the verdict form(s) on the underlying cause(s) of action.
If the jury is being given the discretion under Civil Code section 3288 to award
prejudgment interest (see Bullis v. Security Pac. Nat’l Bank (1978) 21 Cal.3d 801,
814 [148 Cal.Rptr. 22, 582 P.2d 109]), give CACI No. 3935, Prejudgment Interest.
This verdict form may need to be augmented for the jury to make any factual
finding that are required in order to calculate the amount of prejudgment interest.
DAMAGES VF-3905
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