Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer
Passionate Representation, Proven Results
If you have lost a loved one due to an accident or illness that you believe
could have been prevented, you should speak with a lawyer who understands
personal injury law and how to protect your rights. Our firm has helped many families
recover damages after losing a loved one to negligence. Although there
is nothing that can make up for the loss of your loved one, working with
an attorney who can handle the financial and legal aspects of your case
can be of great assistance to you at this time.
The legal team at
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of past clients, and we are ready to do the same for you. Our
firm is available to clients around the clock, and we also accept all
cases on a
contingency fee basis – which means that you won't be expected to pay us any fees
unless we are able to favorably resolve your case. If you are ready to
take the first step, we encourage you to get in touch with our personal
injury attorney in Atlanta as soon as possible.
Contact our firm 24/7 to
set up your free initial consultation.
Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Georgia?
Georgia law states that wrongful death claims may be used to recover "the
full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the
necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived." These
damages can include economic components, such as lifetime income or the
value of the enjoyment of living or loss of companionship. You may also
be able to recover damages for the decedent's funeral bills and the
pain and suffering experienced by the decedent prior to death.
We work with all family members eligible to file a claim, including:
Recent Case Results
Attorney Todd Henningsen was able to recover a settlement of $1 million
for a client whose husband was killed when their apartment caught fire.
The fire started while the victim was asleep in bed. It was determined
that the husband had died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Throughout the
investigation, we discovered that the sleeping area was poorly designed
for egress, which means that the rescue personnel were prevented from
accessing the room during the fire. Additionally, we found that a furnace
closet in the couple's apartment was a violation of code and accelerated
the rate at which the fire spread.
How long do I have to file my wrongful death claim?
According to the statute of limitations in Georgia, those who have suffered
the negligent loss of a loved one have
two years from the date of their family member's passing to bring a claim against the responsible party. If you wait until the
statute of limitations has expired, you would be prohibited from seeking
damages. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you move quickly
to speak with an Atlanta injury lawyer at our firm. Even if you believe
that the statute of limitations has already come and gone, it is important
to remember that there are certain exceptions to this rule.
For example, the clock typically stops running when the wrongful death
of your loved one has prompted a separate criminal case. The time limit
would be suspended until the criminal proceedings have ended, so you may
have more time to file a claim than you think. Similarly, Georgia law
also allows family members to file their wrongful death claim up to seven
years after the date of death if the deceased person's estate is subject
to delay when going through the probate process. Even so, you shouldn't
make any assumptions about your case until you have spoken to a legal
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If you have considered filing a claim, the first thing you should do is
talk to an Atlanta wrongful death attorney who has experience handling
these types of cases. Wrongful death claims can be complicated, as there
may be a statute of limitations or other deadlines that can affect the
case. There is no way to predict how long it will take to settle your
claim, but you can rest easier knowing that the vast majority of cases
are settled prior to trial. During this challenging time in your life,
you deserve a legal advocate who will stand up for your rights and pursue
the compensation that you deserve.
Contact us today to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.