If you’ve lost a loved one because of an accident or injury, we know this is a difficult and stressful time. We extend our sympathy. You may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, but you don’t even know where to start. Or, you wonder if you’re even eligible to file this type of lawsuit. An Atlanta wrongful death attorney will be able to review your situation with you and make sure you understand the next steps to obtaining compensation and holding liable parties accountable.
You should call a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you suspect that another party is responsible for your loved one passing away. You may be eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died as a result of a:
There is a time limit on how long you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. You don’t want to miss the chance to file a legal claim.
Part of what our wrongful death attorneys do is determine what individual or entity is responsible for your loved one’s untimely death. Some cases are clear-cut, while others require extensive investigation. The sooner you contact us to discuss a potential wrongful death lawsuit, the better.
It is difficult to talk about money under these circumstances. It can feel like we are trying to assign a monetary amount to a priceless human life. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers know that no settlement can bring back your loved one or lessen your grief.
A wrongful death lawsuit serves two purposes. The first is that negligent parties are held accountable for their actions in civil court. And secondly, as a surviving family member, you’ve already been through enough. You shouldn’t have to suffer financially because your loved one passed away.
A wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for:
Your loved one will always be treasured and missed. A wrongful death settlement can help you move forward as comfortably as possible.
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The Georgia Wrongful Death Act is a collection of laws that govern the state’s wrongful death lawsuits. These laws pertain to cases held in civil court and are separate from any criminal lawsuits that may arise from a fatal accident or injury.
The Wrongful Death Act limits who can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
We know that some family situations are complex. Our attorneys can answer any questions you have about your eligibility to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The basis of a wrongful death lawsuit is the same as a personal injury lawsuit. Your loved one was fatally injured because of another party’s actions or negligence.
Who is responsible depends on the nature of the accident. The responsible party could be an individual or an entity like a business. In some wrongful death lawsuits, there may be more than one responsible party.
Examples of a possible responsible party include a:
For many surviving family members, winning a wrongful death lawsuit is not only a financial victory but also an emotional one. People often feel relief and a sense of closure when the responsible parties are held accountable.
Wrongful death lawsuits have a lot at stake. Our attorneys are sensitive to your needs, yet tough on any negligent parties. The Atlanta Injury Lawyer believes that surviving family members deserve justice. And a big part of justice is financial compensation.
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Start with a free consultation.
Gather all evidence needed to substantiate your claim.
The other party will accept, reject or counteroffer.
If the other party lowballs or refuses to pay, we go to court.
Each party submits evidence that will be used in trial.
An informal proceeding to see if parties can settle before trial.
If a settlement cannot be reached, we go to trial.