What Does "The Full Value of a Life" Mean?

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In many states, wrongful death suits restrict damages to the economic value of a loved one's lost wages and benefits. Perversely, this often means that poorer victims are valued less than richer victims in wrongful death cases.

Fortunately, Georgia's wrongful death statute allows families to pursue compensation for "the full value of the life" of their lost loved one. This means that our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue compensation for factors that go far beyond lost wages or other economic concerns.

"The full value of a life" means that you can pursue compensation for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • The loss of companionship
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses

Obviously, the economic factors here are significant. But we recognize that the loss of a loved one is more than the loss of his or her wages- it's the loss of a full, unique human live that shaped yours in countless ways.

We understand all of this can seem a little overwhelming. We're happy to answer questions and help you understand the wrongful death process at a free initial consultation.

If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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