One of life’s greatest hardships is coping with the loss of a loved one. It can be especially frustrating knowing their passing was caused by the negligence or willful act of another party. However, when faced with a situation like this in East Point, GA, you can take legal action to get the compensation and closure you need.
An East Point personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law can manage each of the steps involved with your case while you spend time with your family. We’re ready to learn about your situation and how we can help during your free case review.
We Manage Wrongful Death Cases Resulting from These Factors
If your loved one could have filed an injury claim or lawsuit to recover damages had they survived, you can generally pursue a wrongful death case. We’ve helped beneficiaries recover damages after losing loved ones due to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability incidents, such as dog bites and slips and falls
- Golf cart collisions
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Dangerous and defective products
- On-the-job accidents
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving East Point, call 404-214-2001
Parties Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in East Point
According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, these parties can recover damages following a loved one’s passing:
- The surviving spouse may recover damages first.
- If there is no spouse, the deceased’s surviving children can file the case.
- If the deceased has no spouse or children, their parents may bring the case.
If none of the above apply, the estate’s executor can file the case instead. Siblings and other relatives are prohibited from bringing a wrongful death case unless the deceased appointed them as the estate executor. But if the deceased did not leave a will behind, the court may appoint the executor.
Our wrongful death team can gather evidence to form your case. We can also represent you during civil proceedings and explain your options.
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You Have a Limited Time to File Your Lawsuit in Civil Court
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 notes that you generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Two years might seem like worlds away––especially if you’re grieving a loved one. This deadline is crucial; if you file your lawsuit outside of the deadline, you could lose the right to seek damages.
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We’re Ready to Recover Compensation for Each of Your Damages
Your recoverable damages ultimately depend on your situation. You can trust that we’ll use every tool in our legal arsenal to fight for what you deserve, which may include:
- The cost of your loved one’s funeral service. We believe you shouldn’t have to spare any expense when laying your loved one to rest. Funeral fees could include the burial plot, cremation, and the memorial service.
- Your loved one’s final healthcare expenses. Your loved one may have required life support or palliative care before their passing. You should be compensated for those expenses.
- Loss of consortium. If you lost your spouse, you could recover non-economic damages for the loss of their companionship, household services, and support.
Other compensable losses may comprise the loss of your loved one’s income, pain and suffering, and various out-of-pocket expenses.
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Questions and Answers About Pursuing a Wrongful Death Case in East Point
Here are some questions you may have as you consider your legal options:
How Long Will It Take to Recover Compensation for My Damages?
How long it takes to resolve your case depends on multiple factors, including:
- The insurance company’s willingness to settle
- The information you have to support your case
- The cost of your damages
- The circumstances of your loved one’s passing
- The number of parties involved
You can trust that Kaine Law will do everything possible to keep your case moving forward. If we sense that the insurance company is purposefully “dragging out” your case, we will file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
How Much Can I Recover for My Losses?
Your compensable losses (along with their values) depend on your situation. When estimating what you’re entitled to recover, we will consider:
- The cost of your loved one’s final medical bills
- Your out-of-pocket expenses
- How long your loved one lived before their passing
- The severity of your loved one’s condition
We can also explore whether your case merits punitive damages. Sometimes, the court awards punitive damages where at-fault parties have acted with egregious negligence.
Who Can I Sue for My Losses?
Who you can sue for your losses, again, depends on your situation. For instance, if your loved one passed away in a car accident, you could sue the at-fault motorist. If your loved one passed away following a dog attack, you could sue the dog’s owner or a property owner.
Sometimes, wrongful death cases can have multiple defendants. While this may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be when you partner with Kaine Law. We will identify each party responsible for your loved one’s passing and pursue compensation accordingly.
What do Previous Clients Have to Say About Kaine Law?
Some of our previous clients have shared:
- “Evan and his team did an exceptional job with our family’s case. He will definitely fight for the best outcome and will always communicate in a timely manner. We will definitely use Evan and his firm again if needed!” – Steve G.
- “Mr. Evan Kaine, Julia, Megan, Nancy and the rest of the Kaine Law team have been outstanding! They’ve been handling me and my family’s accident cases for a little over 10 years!” – Stephanie G.
Find Legal Help for Your Wrongful Death Case Today
We understand that nothing we say can alleviate your stress during this challenging time. Yet, our actions speak louder than words. When you entrust us with your wrongful death case in East Point, our lawyers will pursue everything you’re owed.