Family Life - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Akhil Sharma
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A year after Birju's accident, the Mishra family receives the settlement in the lawsuit they filed against the apartment complex where Birju was injured. The settlement is about $1 million dollars, but after court and lawyer fees, the settlement is $618,000. Ajay's dad is happy with the amount; Shuba is not. She does not agree with how much the lawyers receive. Even though Shuba is unhappy with the amount, the family goes to the temple to give thanks for at least getting somewhat of a large sum. When Ajay learns that a settlement is based on how much the injured person could have potentially earned in his or her lifetime, he tries to do the math to see how much that equaled out for what would have been Birju's earnings. He comes up with $6.18 per hour, which is higher than he expects. When the official settlement...

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