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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:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents

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 representative.

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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.

What People Are Saying About Henningsen Injury Attorneys

"Todd worked on my case non-stop for almost three years and reached a great settlement at the end. It was a complicated case (motorcycle accident) and he worked very hard on it . He carries himself very well and is very knowledgeable. He does his homework and research on your case down to the last detail. I would highly recommend this attorney for any personal injury case! Great honest man!!"

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