If you recently lost a family member in a wrongful death accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help rebuild your life after losing a loved one.
One of our Lawrenceville wrongful death lawyers can help. You should not be burdened with the financial and emotional implications of another person’s negligence.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
In the eyes of the law, a wrongful death is any death that occurs due to another party’s negligence.
- This act of negligence can be either intentional or unintentional.
- These cases are handled in civil court, and they allow you to seek a recovery for the financial and non-financial losses after a loved one’s passing.
Homicide cases, which carry criminal consequences, can also qualify for wrongful death suits in civil court. This way, a family can recover compensation for their damages in addition to seeing justice through the criminal consequences the defendant faces.
If you retain a wrongful death lawyer from our team, they can help you understand what kind of legal action makes sense for your case. You can spend your time grieving with your loved ones instead of researching complicated legal statutes.
Compensation for Victims of Wrongful Death Accidents
In accordance with Georgia law, you may be eligible to recover various damages related to the death of your loved one, including:
- Medical expenses from their hospitalizations, treatments, and end-of-life care
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
No two lives are the same. As such, different cases will warrant different levels of compensation.
For example, if the deceased party was the sole source of income for you and your children, you may be eligible for more compensation than someone who was not as dependent on the deceased party.
How We Can Help You Seek Compensation
Appraising the financial value of a human life is difficult, to say the least. With our wrongful death lawyer by your side, you can carefully catalog the true impact this accident had on your life.
One of our attorneys can help you gather victim impact statements, expert testimony, financial records, and other factors to help determine the value of your emotional and financial suffering.
We will also:
- Gather evidence of the other party’s negligence
- Handle all communications with the other party’s representatives
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- Litigate on your behalf in court, if a fair settlement isn’t possible
- Advise you through every step
Hiring Our Team for no Upfront Fees
We know wrongful death accidents can lead to a large amount of financial insecurity. That is why our attorneys proudly work for contingency fees, so you do not pay us until after you receive your financial settlement.
If you lose your case, you do not need to worry about paying us anything for the legal services we have provided for you and your family.
We Offer Compassionate Legal Care
During a wrongful death case, it is important to feel compassionate service and dedication to your case. We take pride in our service ethic and level of communication in all cases.
Our past clients have had these comments to offer about our services:
- “Evan Kaine is a great attorney who kept me informed on all activity regarding my case. Always willing to go the extra mile to put me at ease. Very knowledgeable and thorough, always examining my case from every angle. I have recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so.” -B.S.
- “He has fought for me on more than one occasion. He REALLY CARES about his clients. He REALLY produces realistic results. He is REALLY FAIR and HONEST.” -D.C.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Case in Lawrenceville
In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, certain relatives of the deceased party can seek compensation for the full value of the life of the decedent—which will be determined through the presentation of relevant evidence in civil court.
Naturally, the individual who can file a case will change depending on the type of relationship with the person who passed away. For example:
- If a spouse loses their partner, they can seek a recovery.
- If an adult loses their parents in a wrongful death accident, they will be eligible to file a wrongful death suit.
- If a child passes away in a wrongful death accident, the child’s parents will be eligible to take legal action.
Ultimately, there are many different scenarios that can lead to a wrongful death case. One of our wrongful death lawyers serving Lawrenceville can be there to assist you every step of the way.
The Time Limit on Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Lawrenceville
In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you will have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of your loved one. Unlike other personal injury cases, the statute of limitations does not begin on the day of their accident. Instead, the time limit starts ticking when they ultimately pass away from their respective ailments.
The exact time limit on your case may vary depending on the defendant in your case. For this reason, many victims turn to wrongful death lawyers to help keep their cases within the bounds of the law. After all, simple mistakes—like missing a deadline—can cause irreversible consequences with your civil case.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys at Kaine Law Can Fight for You
Here at Kaine Law, we have fought alongside countless families during their time of need. In addition to working on numerous other forms of personal injury law, we are proud to represent victims of wrongful death accidents. Our injury lawyers serving Lawrenceville will do everything in our power to get justice for you and your loved ones.
To learn more about taking legal action after losing a loved one, contact a Kaine Law representative today at (404) 214-2001, and get started with your free consultation.