You often hear about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Imagine one evening your spouse leaves the house to meet a friend for a buddy’s or girl's night out, never to return again. This is what happened to a Gwinnet County woman back in December of 2006. The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) reported that a police officer, rushing to answer a backup call, was driving 78 to 80 miles per hour without turning on the police vehicle’s flashing lights or siren. The officer’s vehicle collided with her husband's car and her husband died as a result of the crash. The wife obtained a wrongful death lawyer to pursue legal action. Georgia law met her needs when a jury in 2012 awarded her two million dollars for her husband’s wrongful death. Her husband was an electrician and died at the age of 52.
Under Title 51, Chapter 4, § 51-4-1, full value of the life of the decedent, as shown by the evidence means the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived, lost future earnings, potential pension benefits, medical coverage and numerous other factors go into determining damages sought in a wrongful death case.
An experienced wrongful death attorney can make a thorough estimate of monetary damages and pursue lawsuits on behalf of clients, which sometimes can result in considerable awards. Although lawyers can never guarantee results, they can put their considerable knowledge, skills, and experience to work on behalf of their clients.
The Cochran Firm Atlanta is a well-established and well known Atlanta personal injury and wrongful death law firm, committed to getting results for its clients.
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