The Virginia Pilot Online reported, on July 12 2013, that two women were killed in a head-on crash in Perquimans County, North Carolina. A man crossed the center lane on Harvey Lane Road and hit the car with the two women head-on. The accident happened near Burgess Road.
When considering the wrongful death damages one of the factors for each of the two woman victims will be – what was their life expectancy?
How is life expectancy determined? A number of factors are considered. First, there is a statute that provides assumptions that a jury is entitled to make. There are also other factors:
Who determines life expectancy? Expert witnesses such as actuarie, statisticians or medical experts. These experts use actuary and mortality tables as a guide.
If you know someone who died through the wrongful act of another, in North Carolina or Virginia, make sure that you really do contact an attorney. It is easy to do.
When it comes to wrongful death cases in North Carolina and Virginia, make sure you contact us online or call Wrongful Death Lawyer Joe Miller at 888-694-1671 to get all of the information that you need.