I have a car accident case coming to trial soon in Clarksville, Tennessee. My lawyer said he had to give the jury proof of my life expectancy. Why?
Apparently, your doctor has said that you have a permanent injury that will impact you for the rest of your life. Thus, the jury must have some evidence of how much longer you are likely to live, and that means that it must hear some evidence of life expectancy.
Usually, this evidence comes from government documents. In some cases, such as those where children or adults have brain injuries or or other catastrophic injuries, medical experts are asked to testify about life expectancy.
Life expectancy is also part of the proof a jury must hear in wrongful death cases.