Atlanta Survival Action Damages

The damages from an Atlanta survival action could help you recover monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, and funeral costs that you have been forced to deal with. While these cannot bring back the death of a loved one, it could help bring a little peace of mind and financial stability.

These cases are, however, cases that require the touch of a team of attorneys who could gather evidence of the accident that led to your loved one’s premature demise, talk with experts who could place a value to the compensation you seek, and then meet with opposing parties on your behalf in either court or settlement talks with cutting edge technology.

Calculating Conscious Pain and Suffering

There is no formula to how pain and suffering are calculated. Ultimately, if a case goes to trial, a jury determines the value of the pain and suffering. If the case does not go to a jury and is settled by the parties, the settlement amount would be agreed upon by the parties as an amount that fairly reflects the value of the case, which would also include pain and suffering.

While financial compensation cannot bring back the loss of a loved one, it could certainly help the surviving family of a lost loved one be in a better position and serves to administer justice after the negligent or intentional death of a loved one.

These are damages that a deceased would have recovered had he or she not died from the irresponsible party’s wrongful act. The law has determined it would not be fair and just for the wrongdoer to avoid paying for something he or she would have paid had he or she caused survivable losses. The law has determined it is better to compensate the family for that loss and for the suffering that occurred due to the negligence of another.

Common Forms of Recoverable Losses from Survival Action Suits

In a situation where someone passes away as a result of someone else’s negligence, that timeframe (after the accident and before passing) would be important in a wrongful death action for medical bills and pain and suffering.

There are a number of damages an Atlanta survival action lawsuit could encompass. For example, if a person was injured in a car accident which ultimately led to his or her death, the one or two months that victim was interred in a hospital could become costly for surviving family. The family filing the lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one would be able to recover those hospital bills.

The family would also be able to claim reimbursement of the medical bills from all the doctors who saw their loved one while in the hospital. These would include all the specialists, hospitalists, and all different doctors who might have seen the patient during a prolonged hospitalization.

In situations where it is determined that the injured person would not be able to recover from his or her injuries and are sent to what is called palliative care or hospice care so that his or her suffering could be eased prior to their death, those are expenses that would be available to be reimbursed for medical care.

Funeral Costs after Losing a Loved One to Negligence

When someone passes away, there are a number of tasks that are done prior to that person’s burial. If the family is going to bury the person, the funeral home services involve:

  • Embalmment
  • Preparing the body
  • The casket
  • Funeral services
  • The actual burial.

Even when the person is cremated, there is a process that is respectful to the deceased and to the family, and there are expenses associated with that. All of those are damages because the family would not have to incur those costs but for the wrongful acts of another. Therefore, the family is entitled to reimbursement in a wrongful death case for those expenses.

The average cost for a funeral runs approximately $7,000 to $9,000. Funerals could easily cost more than that depending on where the funeral takes place and the price of the casket. Conversely, they may also cost less than that.

Choose to Work with a Team of Client-Centered Attorneys

Experiencing the death of a loved one is something nobody wishes to endure. In the event that someone you know was taken from you too soon and because of the negligence of another, it may be time to start thinking about holding that irresponsible person accountable for the medical and funeral expenses you have been forced to address all too soon. A team of attorneys could work with you and an in-house doctor to ascribe a value to the expenses that have been forcibly given to you.

An experienced Atlanta wrongful death lawyer knows and understands the possible measure of damages from Atlanta survival actions and all the possible claims that a family has in a wrongful death case. To speak to a compassionate attorney directly, call for your free case review. Attorneys are willing to take calls after hours.