I recently lost my father after a fatal drunk driving accident in Augusta. What damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit that will help me cover the costs of his death?

We are very sorry for your loss. Fatal drunk driving accidents in Augusta are devastating. After the wrongdoing of another person caused the death of your father, it’s understandable that you want to take action.

Damages Available in Augusta Wrongful Death Lawsuits

There are two types of damages available in wrongful death lawsuits. These include:

  • Estate and funeral expenses, as well as pain and suffering
  • Recovery of the full value of the deceased’s life

Both of these are very difficult to put a dollar amount on. Although you may know the costs of the funeral and his estate, pain and suffering is a subjective damage that varies from case to case. Likewise, there are many factors that go into determining the value of a person’s life in dollars and cents.

Hiring expert witnesses can help make a stronger case for how much your family should receive in damages. For example, an expert in car accidents can determine how the collision was caused and that the person who struck your father was intoxicated to the point of being out of control when the accident occurred. An expert economist can place a monetary value on the life of your loved one.

At Christopher J. Hudson, LLC, we work closely with you, your family, and expert witnesses to determine the value of each of these damages. If you’re struggling to know how much is available to you in damages, or if you feel that the insurance company is not offering you enough, let us help. Call our office today to discuss the details of your case.