Even though your husband was a senior citizen and the remaining years in his life expectancy would therefore have been less than those of a 35-year-old man, you should still be able to maximize your wrongful death claim in Georgia with the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Wrongful death cases are analyzed for damages such as loss of care, loss of support, loss of companionship, loss of a loved one, loss of earning capacity, and more. With your husband being older, if he was not making a living anymore, then damages for his expected future income would probably not be factored into your compensation. However, you still may have suffered a loss of financial support. A skilled lawyer will be able to look at all the variables in your case and help you determine how to best maximize your lawsuit. In fact, you may be entitled to punitive damages that are intended to punish those who cause fatal injuries to others.
When an attorney analyzes the value of your loss and your loved one’s life expectancy—factoring in your husband’s health, age, and lifestyle—you may be able to maximize the damages. However, this case may take an experienced Atlanta wrongful death attorney who knows how to look at these types of cases, determine value, and convince the other side, or the judge and jury, that you should receive a high monetary value for your losses.
To find out more about your rights and to get more of your questions answered, call the experienced Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656 today for a free consultation.