Wrongful Death AttorneyLosing a loved one is part of life. But when your loved one is killed due to the negligent acts of others, your family becomes a victim as well. A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought on behalf of a deceased person's family for the loss of a loved one. When the death of a person is caused by another person, a wrongful death action may be brought to recover damages for the survivors, which depending on the circumstances may include the surviving spouse, parent of the decedent, minor children of the decedent, and/or the adult children of the decedent.
In Georgia, damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are awarded for the full value of the life of the decedent. The following types of damages are considered in a wrongful death case:
- The expected loss in income of the person who died
- Expenses for the medical care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury causing the death
- Funeral Expenses
- The intangibles of life lost by the decadent including the loss of the enjoyment of life
In times of grief it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the death, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. We can provide you with a wrongful death attorney that will help you through the process and recover any damages your family may be owed.
If you have suffered the tragic loss of a family member through the negligence of another, please feel free to contact us so we can provide you with a free consultation about your rights in a Georgia Wrongful Death action. Our accident attorneys strive to be sensitive to the loss our clients have suffered while working vigorously to help them recover what the law allows.