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Wrongful Death
A wrongful death case involves a case where a person dies as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. Wrongful death case can arise quite often in an automobile collision case where either the driver or passenger dies as a result of their injuries, sometimes at the scene and other times after a period of hospitalization. These cases are significant to the surviving relatives, who must take care of all of the final arrangements and care for the family members left behind. The wrongdoer, whether a business or individual, has an obligation to compensate the survivors for the loss of the deceased family member.
We Understand What You Are Going Through
We understand the difficulty of your situation and much of what you are going through right now. We have decades of experience with Wrongful Death cases and we are here to help you today.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can file a wrongful death case?
A: In the State of Georgia, a surviving spouse of the deceased may file. In the absence of a surviving spouse, surviving children may file. In the absence of surviving children, the surviving parents may file. In the absence of surviving parents, the administrator of the decedent's estate may file on behalf of the estate.

Q: What damages may be recovered in a wrongful death case in the State of Georgia?
A: Georgia law states that a claimant may recover the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived. This may include an economic component such as lifetime income as well as the value of the inherent enjoyment of living, as determined by Georgia law.

Q: How do I initiate a wrongful death claim?
A: Contact an attorney. Generally, such a claim involves complex legal issues and it is critical that you contact an attorney before the statutes of limitations for the various issues expire.

Q: How long does a wrongful death case take?
A: Each wrongful death case has a distinct set of parameters and it is impossible to determine the amount of time it would take to handle your case without assessing these parameters.

Q: Can I afford to retain your services for my wrongful death claim?
A: Yes. You do not owe us any attorney fee unless we recover money damages for you in your wrongful death case, whether by settlement or collecting on a jury verdict. This type of payment is called a contingency fee arrangement and is applicable to all wrongful death cases with our firm. Of course, expenses of litigation and costs of prosecuting your claim and lawsuit are different from the attorney fee, because we advance these expenses for you, without markup. We can arrange for you to pay these modest charges as the case goes along or alternatively to carry them until a settlement is received, and apply them at that time against a settlement.

 

Contact us so that we may help you with your Wrongful Death claim.

 
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