Providing Compassionate Legal Assistance to Surviving Relatives
Robert James Trial Attorney offers experienced representation to clients in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Wrongful death is an extremely emotional and stressful situation. That is why we strive to handle the legal issues so you can focus on being with your family. We can analyze your situation, gather evidence, help you file a lawsuit, and passionately uphold your right to compensation from those responsible. Our Buckhead personal injury lawyer can answer your questions and guide you through every step of the process. Call our office today at (404) 620-6110 for a free initial consultation.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death in the State of Georgia?
In Georgia, wrongful death has a specific legal definition. It is the death of a person due to the negligence, reckless actions, intentional actions, or criminal conduct of another person. Thus, if your loved one dies because of a car accident, a preventable accident at work, or the negligence of a healthcare provider, you can pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Georgia Laws Concerning Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Georgia law sets forth stipulations regarding who may file wrongful death lawsuits, and what kind of damages are available to surviving family members. Specifically, the spouse of a deceased person may file a wrongful death lawsuit. If there is no surviving spouse, then the surviving children may file a lawsuit. However, if there is no spouse and no surviving children, the parents of the decedent may file a lawsuit. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate may also file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Types of damages available for wrongful death lawsuits include:
- Lost wages and benefits of the decedent
- Medical costs related to the decedent’s final injury or illness
- Burial or funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering of the decedent
- Loss of companionship and care for surviving relatives
Other economic and non-economic damages may be awarded, depending on the circumstances of the case. In the state of Georgia, there is a 2-year statute of limitations. This means you only have 2 years from the date your loved one dies to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue compensation. Thus, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our firm can work hard to help you and your family pursue the financial settlement you deserve.
Seek a Favorable Solution with the Help of Our Lawyer
At Robert James Trial Attorney, our Buckhead personal injury attorney has guided numerous clients to successful legal settlements. Attorney James listens to the concerns of each client, and he can tailor a legal strategy to help you seek a beneficial outcome. Whatever your situation, we can provide compassionate and personal legal assistance from start to finish. You deserve compensation for the death of your loved one. That is why our firm can fight hard on your behalf and diligently represent your case from start to finish.
Contact us today to discuss your situation with our knowledgeable lawyer.