The sudden and unexpected loss of a family member is always distressing and can leave your family emotionally overwrought. When the loss of your family member is a wrongful death attributed to the fault of another person or entity, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation from the negligent party. At Kaine Law, our Gainesville wrongful death lawyer will handle your case from start to finish.
Investigating your loved one’s demise, gathering evidence, and building a strong case can be complex. While you take care of your family, we take care of these details for you. We also handle the negotiation process with the person or entity responsible for your loss or their insurance provider. You have the right to compensation for the loss of your loved one’s life. Our law firm will help you understand your family’s rights and legal options.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death
We are committed to pursuing damages for your family. We start by listening to your story with compassion and kindness and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. We help families whose loved one’s passing was caused by:
- ATV accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- Car and truck accidents
- Premises liability accidents
Fatal accidents like these have the same common factor — negligence on the part of the at-fault party. Our wrongful death lawyer will help you prove the negligence that entitles you to financial compensation.
We Will Help You Establish the Cause of Your Loved One’s Demise
Negligence is an act, or failure to act, that leads to physical or fatal injuries. A driver who was distracted by texting and caused a car accident is negligent, just as a property owner who fails to adequately maintain his property, causing a dangerous condition.
To establish the at-fault party’s negligence related to the death of your loved one, we will prove their:
- Duty of Care
- Breach of Duty
Evidence we collect to prove the elements of negligence includes your loved one’s:
- Medical records
- Accident/incident report
- Proof of income
- Death certificate
We also locate and interview accident witnesses and consult expert witnesses who support your right to compensation.
Hear from Previous Families Our Law Firm Has Helped
When they talk about working with our responsive, supportive legal team, clients we have helped in the past say the following:
- Steve Goldin: “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!”
- REALRARE FAM: “My experience with Kaine law was great, especially Julia and Chris, they would answer all of my questions anytime I had any. The process was pretty smooth and I would definitely recommend them.”
Reviews and recommendations like these speak to our commitment to ensuring your family receives the compassionate legal service and support you need.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Gainesville, call 404-214-2001
Damages Your Family Can Recover in Gainesville
At Kaine Law, our wrongful death lawyers are passionate about helping families get the financial compensation they are entitled to for their loss. Your family is entitled to all the compensable damages your loved one would have been entitled to had they survived and sought personal injury compensation.
The damages we help you recover include:
- Your mental and emotional anguish
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
We also help you recover the loss of your loved one’s household and financial contributions. On your own, it can be difficult to calculate your damages and collect the documents and paperwork that substantiate their monetary value.
Family Members Who Can Request Wrongful Death Damages
While an unexpected loss will impact the lives of every family member and loved one of the decedent, only certain individuals can file a wrongful death action. According to O.C.G.A § 51-4-2, eligible family members include:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s parents
- The deceased person’s child(ren)
Under certain circumstances, siblings and other relatives may be eligible to seek damages. Our personal injury lawyers will provide clarity and help eligible family members prepare a strong case for compensation.
Our law firm starts building your case immediately and at no cost or obligation to you. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing upfront or out of your own pocket. It also means you do not have to wait to pursue the at-fault party or risk running out of time.
Request Damages for Your Family Immediately
Your family has a limited time to pursue the party responsible for your loved one’s unexpected death. In Gainesville, the wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years from the date your family member passed away, according to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. The statute of limitations is mandatory but not necessarily fixed. In fact, many factors can alter the statutory time limit.
That can make understanding and complying with the statute difficult on your own. With decades of experience, our law firm can correctly interpret the statute and ensure it is applied to your case in a timely manner.
Correct application of the statute of limitations means you can avoid:
- Being unable to file your lawsuit or go to court at all
- Having your lawsuit dismissed without being heard
- Losing all legal recourse to compel compensation
Our early intervention helps your family avoid these negative consequences. It also ensures we have sufficient time to investigate your case.
Gainesville Wrongful Death Lawyer Near Me 404-214-2001
Call for Your Free Case Review Today
Has your family suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness in Gainesville? Our wrongful death lawyer will provide a free review of your case, help your family seek financial compensation, and explain how we will fight for your family’s rights.
Get your free case review by calling one of our Kaine Law team members today.