Wrongful Death Claims
Have you lost a loved one in an Atlanta accident?
If you have recently lost a loved one due to an accident or illness that you believe may have been prevented, you should speak with a lawyer who understands personal injury law and the ways it protects your rights. Our firm has assisted many families to recover the damages after their loved one was fatally injured due to the negligence of another. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that anyone can be made to endure. Many clients that come to us are angry, upset and confused. When the loss of a loved one is due to another individual's negligence, the family of the individual should immediately seek legal counsel from an attorney who has a high level of ability to negotiate settlements or take a case to trial. Although there is nothing that can make up for losing a loved one, having an attorney who can handle the financial and legal aspects of your case can be of great assistance to you at this time.
A wrongful death claim is the type of legal action that may be brought by certain family members of a decedent whose death was caused by the wrongful conduct of another person. This wrongful act may have been negligent, reckless, or intentional, and evidence must be provided to prove that wrongful conduct was responsible for the victim's death. Here at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., our compassionate lawyers know how to file a wrongful death claim that seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Pursuing Legal Action for a Wrongful Death
The shocking and sudden loss of a treasured family member will leave a deep emotional scar, and many of the bereaved are unable to think clearly about legal issues during this challenging time. During this time, certain decisions must be handled correctly or they can negatively affect your family's future. It is the mission of our firm to help you through this time by providing you with the reliable legal counsel and dedicated representation that you need and deserve. We understand the financial strains that come with an unexpected death, especially if the family member that has passed away had been supporting the family financially.
In the state of Georgia, a surviving spouse has the right to bring a wrongful death claim or if there is no surviving spouse, the children may bring the death claim. In the event that there is neither a surviving spouse nor surviving children, the parents of the decedent may pursue the wrongful death claim. Georgia law states that this type of claim 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 may 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 for the pain and suffering experienced by the decedent prior to death.
Tips for Filing a Lawsuit for Wrongful Death
If you are considering a wrongful death claim, the first thing you should do is talk to an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. Wrongful death claims can be complicated cases and there may be a statute of limitations or other deadlines that affect the case. There is no way to predict how long it will take to settle your wrongful death claim, but you can rest assured knowing that the vast majority of cases are settled prior to trial. If taken all the way to trial, a wrongful death claim can last up to several years.
Ultimately, you should be able to count on your attorney to handle all of these legal aspects on your behalf. During this challenging time in your life, you deserve a legal advocate who will stand up for your rights and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. By securing legal counsel early on in your case, you may be able to recover evidence that may be lost down the road. Regardless of whether you have lost your loved one in a car accident,
bus accident, hit and run accident,
medical malpractice or
drunk driving accident, Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. is here to help you. Our experienced attorneys have focused solely on personal injury and wrongful death cases for over 10 years.
Contact us today so that an Atlanta injury lawyer can assist you in seeking justice and rightful compensation.