Losing a loved one is always devastating, though this is especially true if it happened prematurely and due to another party’s negligence. Various accidents can cause wrongful death, including auto accidents, acts of medical malpractice, and more, though no matter the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s wrongful death, you can depend on an Atlanta wrongful death lawyer here at Steven Jones Injury Law to effectively fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fighting for Families Across Georgia
Wrongful death cases are often complex, as there is a very significant emotional aspect to each case, on top of the legal aspect. If you recently lost a loved one, you need a compassionate, dedicated Atlanta injury lawyer who truly cares about you, your loved one, and your family. Our firm is here to help.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
When the decedent is married, his or her spouse is permitted to bring a wrongful death claim. If the decedent was not married, his or her surviving children may bring a claim. If the decedent was not married and did not have any children, the decedent’s surviving parents may file a joint wrongful death claim. In the event that the decedent was unmarried with no surviving children or parents at the time of his or her passing, the administrator of his or her estate is entitled to bring a wrongful death claim.
Proving Your Claim
As with all injury claims, to win financial compensation, you will have to prove that the accident occurred as a result of another party’s negligence. Our firm can work to do so via medical records, pictures/videos of the accident as it happened, witness statements, and more. As long as we can fulfill the burden of proof, you should recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
What Benefits are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim?
When someone wins a wrongful death claim, they will receive financial compensation to help repay them for any damages they’ve sustained. Of course, any compensation you receive can never fill the void left by your loved one, but it should at least give you a sense of relief that justice has been served. You may receive compensation for two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include the following:
- The cost of funeral expenses
- The cost of medical treatment your loved one received before passing away
- The cost of any lost wages your family has endured because of your loved one’s passing
- Loss of retirement benefits
On the other hand, non-economic damages seek to compensate an individual for the following:
- Loss of companionship or guidance provided by a parent or spouse
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia
The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Georgia is, generally, two years. However, depending on the circumstances, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims can be as short as six months and as long as six years. That being said, though we understand the last thing you want to do is go through the legal process at this time, the sooner you speak with our firm, the better your chances of winning your rightful compensation will be.
Contact an Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer
We understand how important the outcome of this case is to you, and you have our pledge that we will do everything in our power to attain the justice you deserve. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law to tell us your story and so we can begin fighting for what’s right.