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Wrongful Death Claim on Behalf of the Elderly

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If filing a wrongful death claim for an elderly adult, there may be limitations on the amount of compensation available. To better understand your legal rights and who can file a wrongful death claim, contact a wrongful death attorney in Peachtree City.  

Wrongful Death Claim Involving the Elderly 

Just as there are limitations on the recovery of damages for a child, the same is true for the elderly. That’s because there may not be any financial dependence, or the older age may mean less future earnings. If your loved one was retired, this may be especially true. 

Additionally, surviving adult children generally don’t require the same guidance and support as younger children. So while the death of a parent of younger children may warrant damages for the loss of parental guidance and support, the same usually can’t be said in a case involving an older parent with adult children. In most cases, you can expect wrongful death damages to include medical costs, funeral expenses and possibly emotional distress. 

Find Help from a Wrongful Death Attorney in Peachtree City   

Wrongful death of the elderly can result from various scenarios, including traffic accidents. According to a report from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia (GOHS), those 65 and older had twice the risk of being killed in an accident compared to those younger than 65. 

If you have lost a loved one, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 1-888-927-6955. We will review your case and determine what types of compensation you may be eligible to seek.

Category: Wrongful Death

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

1 Comments to "Wrongful Death Claim on Behalf of the Elderly"

Nice post, the best. thank you.
Posted by Lala King on January 3, 2013 at 01:22 AM

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