Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved in an accident is never less than shocking and tragic. Every client who comes through our doors with a wrongful death case is usually still reeling from the shock of their loss, and the gravity of what that loss will mean to the future of their families. Although a monetary reward cannot replace the life of a lost loved one, it can help families pay for medical bills and other expenses incurred and relieve the financial burden during an already difficult time. Our firm specializes in handling wrongful death cases in Georgia. Good wrongful death attorneys don’t just deal with the business end of a client’s loss. We make sure families are provided with every dollar of the compensation they need to move on financially, while being supportive of their needs emotionally. I have years of experience assisting grieving loved ones of fatally injured family members pursue just compensation for loss of life.
How do I know if I am legally entitled to file a wrongful death suit in Georgia? Georgia state law allows spouses and children of a family member who wrongfully lost their life to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If there are no spouses or children that are still living, the next of kin may file a wrongful death suit. In order to file a wrongful death suit in the state of Georgia, the acts or omissions of the defendant must be proven to be the proximate cause (the direct series of events) of the family member’s injuries and subsequent wrongful death. Simply put, the death was caused by someone else’s negligence.
What Type of Compensation can the Family Members Seek in a Wrongful Death Suit?
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Wages
- Loss of Benefits and Future Gains (Earnings)
- Loss of Emotional Support
- Punitive Damages*
*Punitive damages could possibly be awarded in a wrongful death case if the defendant's actions are shown to be particularly negligent and reckless. Punitive damages are awarded at the discretion of the jury and are used to punish the defendant for his actions.
Contact our Atlanta, Georgia Wrongful Death Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation
If your loved one has been fatally injured due to the negligent actions of another, please call me today for a free consultation at 770-408-6364. I can meet with you face-to-face at one of our locations in Alpharetta, Woodstock, Suwanee, Atlanta, Dawsonville, or Cumming, or I will come to you.
We do not charge our clients any upfront expenses while we are working on your case, and we do not get paid until your case in finalized and settled. Fees and expenses come out of our clients’ settlement check once the case is settled.