Our efforts led to the family of the deceased getting the compensation they deserve.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Christopher Simon and Michael Ruppersburg of The Simon Law Firm recently settled a case regarding the wrongful death of a Georgia woman killed in a car wreck. They recovered $1 million for the victim’s family, the maximum amount allowed by the at-fault driver’s vehicle insurance policy according to court documents and the settlement check [Claim Number 048-0002917-2012].
Under Georgia’s laws, a wrongful death lawyer has the right to pursue the full value of the deceased, including an approximation of the total wages the victim would have earned for the rest of their life. This case demonstrated how future lost wages can be calculated accurately and effectively in a wrongful death lawsuit.
“We worked hard to come up with an accurate, fair estimation of just how much she would have earned if she been allowed to live out her life,” said Christopher Simon of The Simon Law Firm. “Our efforts led to the family of the deceased getting the compensation they deserve.”
To prove the amount of the victim’s future lost wages and earnings, the attorneys obtained evidence of her salary and her seemingly bright future with the company. Among other documents, car accident attorney Simon and partner Ruppersburg secured the previous five years of her tax returns and W-2 forms from her employer. Her personnel file, containing numerous positive reviews, was also used.
Next, an expert witness from the field of economics determined through actuarial statistics an estimation of how much longer the woman would have worked at her company. Assuming she would have continued at the same salary and factoring in inflation, it was determined that the value of her future earnings would have been more than $1.3 million.
With this information determined, Christopher Simon, as a wrongful death attorney working on behalf of the deceased’s family, sent a settlement demand to the driver that hit the victim. The settlement outlined how the police and an independent investigation determined their fault in the matter according the the Georgia motor vehicle accident report number 201206000001. The economist’s calculations detailing the victim’s future lost wages were also included.
The at-fault driver was given a month to respond and accept the demand of $1 million, the maximum amount of compensation coverage promised by the driver’s auto insurance policy according to court documents. If there was no response, the lawyers of The Simon Law Firm planned to file a suit. Shortly thereafter, the driver accepted the demand of the car accident attorney and compensation was awarded to the family of the victim.
For more information on future lost wages calculations in wrongful death cases, Atlanta trial attorneys Christopher Simon and Michael Ruppersburg invite you to visit the practice’s website at http://www.christophersimon.com. You can contact the office at 404-259-7635 or The Simon Law Firm 3535 Piedmont Road Building 14, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30305.
About The Simon Law Firm
An Atlanta law firm dealing with personal injury and wrongful death cases, The Simon Law Firm works to educate clients about their rights under the law. The lawyers of the practice have a combined 22 years of experience in this field, and they accept cases across the state of Georgia with offices in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah, and Conyers.