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My daughter is in a coma following a crash involving a drunken driver. How much should my daughter sue for in damages?


We are saddened to hear of this news and wish your daughter a full and fast recovery. While we understand your need to make a financial recovery due to your daughter’s expensive medical bills, it is best to sue for damages once you know the final outcome of your daughter’s health.

Unfortunately, some DUI victims are left in comas for days, weeks, or even months, and some victims never awake from their comas. If they do wake up, they often have a lifetime of challenges that they will have to overcome, such as learning to:

  • Walk again
  • Talk again
  • Eat again

Drunken driving victims in Georgia will most likely need compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, counseling, lost income, personal care, and other damages. Medical bills can add up quickly, which is why you don’t want to settle your daughter’s claim too quickly.

In order to make sure your daughter and your family get the best possible financial recovery to support your daughter’s injuries and new life following the crash, you need to wait until you know her full diagnosis. While it may seem overwhelming to wait for a financial recovery as bills are piling up, it is best in the long term.

For help understanding your daughter’s rights and how to protect her interests, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free, no obligation consultation today with a skilled Peachtree City drunk driving victim attorney.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia