If you are researching about wrongful deaths that means that a loved one or someone you know has died suddenly. If you have lost a spouse, child or a parent, you have the right to file for a wrongful death claim to make the at-fault party pay for their negligence by providing financial compensation for the family of the deceased. We understand that there is no monetary amount that can ever pay for your loved one’s life, but receiving financial compensation may ease the financial burden you have right now, and somewhat ease the worries for the family’s future. Our wrongful death attorneys here at Council & Associates are experienced and dedicated to exhaust all resources to prove the at-fault party’s liability and provide you with the rightful and just compensation for the loss of your loved one(s). We will handle your case with compassion and privacy to ensure confidentiality and to handle your case with your best interests at heart.
What is Wrongful Death?
This is a civil case that you can file in court if you lost someone dear to you due to the negligence and recklessness of another individual. If your loved one has been involved in a car accident, for example, that resulted to their untimely demise (and that is the fault of the other driver), that would be the basis for a wrongful death claim.
How do you File for A Wrongful Death Case?
The State of Georgia only allows certain family members to file for a wrongful death claim for the deceased. Generally, it is the spouse of the deceased that has the right to file for the claim, but if in the instance that there is no spouse, children of the deceased can file on their behalf, but if there are no spouse and children, then that is the time that the parents of the deceased can step in. A wrongful death claim is filed just like a typical personal injury claim, and having an experienced and resourceful wrongful death lawyer will be helpful since they will know the ins and outs of filing for the civil lawsuit that will help you recover from the financial burden your family is going through.
What can be recovered by a Wrongful Death Claim?
Our goal is to get as much as we can from the at-fault party. But that would mean that we should be diligent and methodical to guarantee that we have the best defense and receive appropriate compensation as allowed by the law. Every wrongful death case is different. We can settle before even going to court as long as we feel that the settlement is fair, but that doesn’t mean that we would hesitate to go to court, if that’s what was needed. We can walk you through the steps that can make your case a strong one.
You are eligible to file to get the full value of the life of the deceased. This includes the loss of wages from the time of the accident including future income, the benefits that the deceased should have received, the totality of the medical bills, funeral costs, as well as the intangible benefits that the family members need from their loved one, like loss of companionship, love, caring, and the pain and suffering from the devastating loss.
We take each case seriously; we explain each process thoroughly as we go through them. If you have any questions on how we can help, call us immediately at (404)562-8857 and consult with an expert Atlanta wrongful death attorney free of charge.