Losing a loved one can be devastating. The loss can paralyze a family emotionally and financially, and the family may struggle to ever recover. However, they may find some closure and financial stability in holding the responsible party accountable and recovering compensation through a legal claim or lawsuit.
An Austell wrongful death accident lawyer from Kaine Law can help you and your family with your legal action in the Atlanta metropolitan area. You won’t have to deal with the other party’s insurance company or any legal matters, so you’ll be able to focus on your family’s recovery. Our personal injury firm has you covered.
Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case?
You may have a wrongful death case if you believe your loved one died due to another party’s negligence. When a case involves negligence, it’s considered an accident, but the negligent party can still be held accountable for the other party’s damages.
There are many kinds of accidents involving negligence and, possibly, a wrongful death. Some of these accidents include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog attacks
- ATV accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Construction accidents
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine whether your loved one’s accident involved negligence. If so, your lawyer will help you hold the negligent party accountable.
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Who Can Claim for Wrongful Death?
According to Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act, a wrongful death action can be filed by the deceased person’s surviving spouse or a child or parent of the deceased person. If you’re one of these people, you can file an action, and if you’re not, you can inform someone who is able to file an action.
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What Kind of Compensation Do You Receive for a Wrongful Death Claim?
Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act exists because every life has value. The value of a person is never summed up in any amount of money, however, monetary compensation can help a person’s family recover from some of their losses and stabilize financially. You may find compensation invaluable for your family’s recovery.
Certain losses and other damages are common in wrongful death cases, so in your claim or lawsuit, you may be able to claim:
- Medical expenses: You could claim any expenses your loved one incurred before death, such as the costs of an ambulance ride, emergency room care, and related services.
- Funeral and related expenses: You could also claim expenses for your loved one’s funeral and their burial or cremation.
- Pain and suffering: If you believe your loved one experienced any pain and suffering before their death, you may be able to claim this on behalf of your loved one.
- Loss of companionship and consortium: If you’re the spouse of your loved one, you’re likely experiencing many losses of your own. Many of these losses, like a loss of companionship and consortium, can be claimed.
- Loss of parental support: If you have children, they must also be experiencing losses, like a loss of parental support. You can claim such damages on your children’s behalf.
- Loss of family income: After the incident, your family income may be lower, but you can claim this as a damage.
Some of those losses may seem impossible to measure and valuate. However, our wrongful death attorney can help with this.
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How Will My Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer Help Me?
After hiring our wrongful death accident lawyer for your case, your lawyer will take over your case and every task that comes with it, so you won’t have to worry about any legal matters at all. Instead, you’ll be able to focus on family matters, which may help you and your family manage your situation and recover.
You can expect your attorney to do the following and more for you:
Listing and Valuating Your Damages
You may have trouble determining what your damages are and how to valuate them. With an attorney from our firm, you may find it much easier to list your damages. Also, your attorney will have methods for valuating your wrongful death damages, so you won’t have to do this on your own.
Investigating the Incident and Building Your Case
You’ll be able to rely on your lawyer to investigate the incident that resulted in your loved one’s death and look for proof that the other party was negligent. This proof could come from a source like:
- The police report written up after the incident
- Security camera footage or bystander cell phone footage of the incident or scene
- A witness’s testimony
- Your loved one’s medical documents
- A toxicology report
- A statement from a medical specialist, an accident reconstructionist, or another kind of expert
Arguing Your Case for You in or Out of Court
On your own, you may struggle to negotiate with the other party’s insurer. Insurance companies want to protect their clients and their profits, so they may offer unfair settlements and be unreasonable, even in wrongful death cases.
With an Austell wrongful death accident lawyer from our firm on your team, you won’t have to negotiate with the insurer at all, and your lawyer won’t put up with unreasonable settlement offers. If negotiations with the insurer fail, your lawyer won’t have any problem taking your case to court and arguing for you there.
You can expect your lawyer to represent you, your family, and your loved one and fight on your behalf. You deserve the stability and closure compensation can bring, so your lawyer will fight hard for it.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Instead of filing a wrongful death claim, you may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your lawyer will support your decision either way, and if you decide on a lawsuit, your lawyer will help you meet the filing deadline for wrongful death suits in Georgia.
Claimants have two years from the date of the deceased person’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33.
Reach Out to Us for Your Austell Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer
For decades, Kaine Law has been representing victims of accidents, including wrongful death accidents, and victims’ families. Our attorneys have recovered compensation for many residents of Austell, and have received many awards for their efforts, including a 10.0 rating from Avvo and multiple awards from Expertise.com. We believe you should be as confident as we are that we can help you in your wrongful death case.
During a free consultation with a member of our team, we’ll provide a case review and go over your legal options with you. We’ll support any decision you make and, if you choose to hire one of our attorneys, we’ll provide you with the representation you deserve and help you find the stability and closure you need. Contact us today for your free consultation.