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Wrongful death

No amount of compensation can replace a loved one who was killed as a result of an individual or company’s negligent, deliberate or careless actions. However, justice should still be served and compensatory and/or punitive damages paid.

In the state of Georgia, the following causes can create legal grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Fatal auto accidents
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Fatal motorcycle accidents
  • Fatal bicycle wrecks
  • Nursing home abuse and/or neglect
  • Criminal and/or unlawful acts
  • Drunk driver accidents
  • Careless/negligent conduct
  • Dangerous or defective products
  • Unsafe prescription drugs
  • Illegal and/or improper service of alcohol

 

If you have lost a family member or loved one because of another person’s conduct, our personal injury attorneys are here to support you and fight your wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Claims

Under state law, a wrongful death action entitles individuals to recover “the full value of the life of the deceased person without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had they lived.” In addition, an individual or surviving family members may be entitled to claim financial support for pre-death pain and suffering damages, economic losses (medical bills or funeral expenses) and possible punitive damages.

The spouse of the victim is entitled to file a claim for a wrongful death settlement. If there is no spouse, the decedent’s children have the right to recovery.

In the case where there is no surviving spouse or children, the decedent’s parents are entitled to recover damages for wrongful death. In the case where there are no surviving family members, the administrator of the decedent’s estate has a right to pursue a claim for wrongful death.

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If a loved one has passed away as a result of the negligent actions of another individual or entity, you may seek compensation under Georgia’s wrongful death laws. Schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorneys for answers to your legal questions and help filing your claim.