Cumming, Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyers
Helping those who have lost loved ones obtain justice
Losing a loved one can be a troubling and confusing experience, particularly when that loss occurs because of someone else’s wrongful act or negligence. In addition to the trauma of losing a family member, you may be concerned about the financial repercussions of your loss, particularly if your loved one was a provider or bread-winner for your family. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, compensation can at least help alleviate some of the financial strain that you may be experiencing and also can punish the party responsible for your loss.
Georgia law recognizes the right of surviving family members to sue for the loss of a loved one, as well as the right of a decedent’s estate to recover for certain damages. Wrongful death claims involve a specific body of statutory law, and it is advisable for those who wish to pursue claims to do so with the assistance of an experienced Cumming wrongful death attorney. The lawyers of Boling Rice, LLC are available to discuss your case with you at no charge, and will advise you on what your options are depending on the specific facts of your case.
What kinds of accidents lead to wrongful death claims?
Georgia wrongful death claims arise when the death of a person is the result of the negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal acts of another person or entity, such as a business. Some of the more common types of incidents that lead to wrongful death claims include the following:
• Car accidents
• Medical errors
• Sports injuries
• Airplane accidents
• Truck accidents
• Construction accidents
• Workplace accidents
• Industrial accidents
• Violent assaults
• Consumer product malfunctions
Not all fatal accidents result in wrongful death claim, so it is important to have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced attorney. Georgia wrongful death claims are extremely time-sensitive matters, so it is important for the survivors of victims to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Who can file a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit?
The statutes governing wrongful death claims limit the people or parties who can sue. The decedent’s estate can bring a claim to recover for a funeral, medical, or other necessary expenses resulting from his or her injury or death. In addition, the law allows a spouse, surviving children, parents, or the personal representative of a decedent to bring an action, in a specified order of priority. The types of damages available to these parties may include:
• Loss of companionship
• Mental pain and suffering
• Loss of value of life
• Financial losses
• Loss of benefits
Contact a Cumming wrongful death attorney today to schedule a free consultation
If you have lost a loved one in an accident or event that was the result of the wrongful act of another, you may be able to recover financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys, call our office today at (770) 887-3162 or fill out the contact form available above.