Losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence or recklessness can be a heart-wrenching experience. You may feel like you cannot seek justice for your loved one’s death, and you and your family may face significant damages as a result of this loss, including loss of income, missed companionship, and extra funeral and burial expenses.
In these situations, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death through a lawsuit in Georgia civil court — and the Peachtree Corners wrongful death attorneys at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can help.
Why Choose Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC?
- Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have the skills necessary to advocate for your best interests in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We will not hesitate to move your case to trial if necessary.
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including residents of Peachtree Corners. We will always advocate for maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
- Our firm believes in open, honest communication. We will take the time to discuss your case, inform you of your legal options, and update you on any important events.
The Definition of Wrongful Death
Under Georgia law, a wrongful death is the death of any person as a result of another person or entity’s recklessness, negligence, or intentional or criminal act. Only certain people can bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased, including his or her spouse, parents, children, or personal representative of his or her estate.
What Damages Can You Collect in Wrongful Death Cases?
You can file two main types of wrongful death claims in Georgia: one to collect compensation related to the full value of the deceased’s life, and one to collect compensation for the expenses associated with the deceased’s death.
For a lawsuit related to the full value of the deceased’s life, you can collect compensation related to both the economic and non-economic damages associated with the death of the deceased. Examples of damages you can collect in this type of wrongful death claim include the following.
- Loss of care
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of future wages and benefits
- Any other intangible benefits the deceased could have provided to his or her loved ones
The estate of the deceased person usually files the second type of claim. The purpose of this type of lawsuit is to help recover the losses that the estate incurs as a result of the death. You may collect the following types of damages in this type of wrongful death claim.
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Conscious pain and suffering the deceased experienced before death
If you are unsure which type of wrongful death claim to file, the Peachtree Corners wrongful death lawyers at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can help. We will evaluate the facts of your claim, your relationship to the deceased, and which damages you and/or the deceased’s loved one and estate may be eligible for.
Speak to a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Are you struggling with the wrongful death of a loved one? Don’t hesitate to take legal action — contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC today. Our wrongful death attorneys will meet with you to learn your loved one’s story, examine the evidence surrounding the wrongful death, and craft a compelling case for maximum compensation.