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A drunk driver killed my father, who was the breadwinner for our family. What can we expect to receive in terms of compensation for the income our family has lost as a result?

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We are truly saddened to hear that your father was killed in a Georgia drunk driving crash. While we cannot tell you exactly how much your case should be worth without knowing more specifics, we can tell you the following:

  • Insurance companies often attempt to undervalue or deny claims to save money, even in claims involving drunk drivers. Sadly, they will always put their bottom line in front of your needs, even if the driver they insure was at fault.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits are more beneficial when a fatal crash occurs. The compensation that you and your family can receive doesn’t just cover lost income, but it compensates you for punitive damages, loss of a loved one, loss of support, loss of care, loss of companionship, loss of services, loss of financial support, and other losses, in addition to loss of future earning capacity.

When considering compensation following the death of your dad, you should speak with an attorney who handles wrongful death lawsuits in Georgia. Many variables could help you and your family recover more money so that you can remain in your home, pay the bills, and have the lifestyle to which you are accustomed. 

Before settling with the insurance company, you should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation. Our Peachtree City wrongful death attorneys know how to value your loved one’s future lost income and your losses so that you know how much your case should be worth. 

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia