"No fixed standard exists for deciding the amount of non-economic damages. You must use your judgment to decide a reasonable amount" is the language in the statute which clarifies a bit of the confusion relative to California's Compensatory Damage Law. However, it raises an inexplicable question of fairness. In a now infamous case, the decedent, a young restaurant waiter, Ron Goldman, with no lengthy job history beyond 6 months on any job, no college degree, a court docket sheet of trouble with the law, yet compels an award of $8.5 million dollars in compensatory damages to his parents as heirs. Is one to assume that a similar young minority server at a CA inner city McDonald's should expect the same level of compensatory award for his heirs if violently killed after leaving work?
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