No amount of money ever compensates for losing a loved one. Even so, a wrongful death lawsuit can resolve financial problems for surviving family members. When the main breadwinner dies in an accident, it frequently leaves the spouse with a massive financial burden of providing for the children. Children require many provisions — education, clothes, medical care and other needs. A Georgia wrongful death lawyer can help you receive compensation.
In determining damages for wrongful death, the spouse is entitled to the full value of the life of the decedent. Under the Georgia Annotated Code, Title 51, Chapter 4, § 51-4-1, full value 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. Eliminating the financial void left by the deceased person’s absence is one way of bringing some closure to a family — at least financially.
Another way in which a family may gain some degree of closure is by holding the wrongdoer accountable. In any wrongful death case, the family attempts to lay the incident to rest and get on with their lives. It helps when you know that legal action may prevent or at least lessen the likelihood of someone else experiencing a similar tragedy. Certainly a wrongful death lawsuit acts as a deterrent for the same person to repeat the mistake. It also heightens society’s awareness in general to take preventative measures to avoid other fatalities.
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