What is Wrongful Death in the State of Georgia?
Everyone has heard the term wrongful death, but do you really know what types of negligent behavior can give rise to a wrongful death claim? Under Georgia law, if someone dies because of the wrongful conduct of another person or a company, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties responsible. It doesn't matter if the death was intentional or unintentional; the fact remains that the actions or negligence of someone else caused your family member to die.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia
A wrongful death can occur in many ways. One of the most common causes of wrongful death is a motor vehicle collision. Other common causes of wrongful deaths are work related incidents, including construction accidents, mining accidents and unsafe working environments,. Such incidents are responsible for thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States.
Medical malpractice, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and other health care related errors or equipment malfunctions can also give rise to a wrongful death claim. Numerous product liability lawsuits are brought every year due to deaths resulting from the use of products that are defectively designed or manufactured.
There are also certain crimes such as assault and battery which often give rise to a wrongful death action. In such cases, a wrongful death suit may be brought against the individual responsible for causing the death. In some instances, an action may also be brought against a business establishment for failure to provide adequate security or for other types of negligent conduct.
If one of your loved ones has been killed due to the conduct or negligence of another person or company, you may be eligible to recover monetary damages for your loss. While this money won't bring back your family member, it can help ensure the financial security of you and your family into the future. The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens specializes in helping families with personal injury and wrongful death claims. We offer free consultations and charge our clients nothing until their case is resolved.
Call us today at 770-408-6364 for your complimentary case evaluation.
For more information on wrongful death claims, visit our Atlanta Wrongful Death information page.