If you've recently experienced the needless, wrongful death of a loved one, you know that no amount of money can ever truly make up for your loss. Unfortunately, that's the only type of compensation that the law allows. At The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, we will do whatever can be done to make sure you receive the maximum amount of recovery for the wrongful death of your family member.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation, and we'll thoroughly discuss your circumstances, rights, and options.Determining Pecuniary Loss in Wrongful Death
Although the value of a human life cannot be measured in dollars, there are many different factors involved in calculating the compensation you are due. To gain recovery of the "full value" of the life of your parent, child, or spouse, the law takes the following things into consideration:
- loss of companionship
- loss of services
- loss of parental income and future income
Wrongful death benefits are awarded to the beneficiary of the decedent. The immediate beneficiary would be the spouse of the deceased, and if there is no spouse, the children are next. If there are no children, the parents are entitled to benefits, and so on down the chain of relations. Although the spouse would be the first to file for benefits, any settlement awarded must be divided equally among the entire immediate family, including the spouse and each surviving child.
At The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, we will pursue your tort claims for wrongful death arising from the following scenarios and more:
- auto accidents
- trucking accidents
- construction accidents
- medical malpractice
- product liability
- unsafe premises
Contact Alpharetta wrongful death attorneys at The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens today if your family member has died needlessly. We will set up a free initial consultation and work diligently to ensure you gain the maximum amount of benefits you're entitled to. If you prefer a face-to-face meeting, you can visit us at one of our North Georgia locations, or we will come to you. (770) 408-6364