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Wrongful Death Attorney in Peachtree City 

When a loved one dies, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. When the negligence of another causes the death, the emotional toll is compounded by the knowledge that the death was preventable. In these cases, the family of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.

At Anderson Law, our Peachtree City wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to helping families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We understand that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one, but we also know that the financial impact of a death can be devastating. We work tirelessly to help our clients recover the full, fair compensation they are owed.

Call (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a type of lawsuit that is brought by the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of another. These claims are separate from any criminal charges that may be filed against the responsible party. In a wrongful death claim, the family seeks to recover compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, loss of companionship, and more.

Wrongful death claims can be filed in cases involving:

Under Georgia law, only certain family members are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. These include the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. If the deceased has no surviving spouse, children, or parents, then the personal representative of the deceased's estate may file a claim. In some cases, the family may also be able to file a personal injury claim on behalf of the deceased.

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the deceased's death. If you fail to file a claim within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the responsible party is a government entity, you may need to file a notice of claim within months. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you understand the statute of limitations that applies to your case.

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Georgia law, the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of another may be able to recover compensation for a wide range of losses. These losses are known as “damages” and can be either economic or non-economic in nature.

Some of the most common types of damages that are available in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Medical expenses for the deceased's final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Punitive damages

Calculating the value of a wrongful death claim can be extremely complicated. The value of a claim will depend on a wide range of factors, including the age of the deceased, the deceased's earning capacity, the nature of the relationship between the deceased and the family members filing the claim, and more. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you understand the value of your claim and work to help you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed.

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with a complicated legal claim. However, filing a wrongful death claim is often the only way to recover the compensation you need to pay your bills and move forward with your life. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you navigate the legal process and work to help you recover the compensation you are owed.

Some of the ways that a wrongful death lawyer can help include:

  • Investigating the accident that caused your loved one's death
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties
  • Calculating the full value of your claim
  • Filing all necessary paperwork
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Taking your case to trial, if necessary
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Providing Compassionate Counsel for Your Family 

At Anderson Law, we understand that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one. However, we also know that the financial impact of a death can be devastating. We are here to help you get through this difficult time and work to help you recover the compensation you are owed. We are available 24/7 to take your call and offer free initial consultations. You will not owe any legal fees until we win your case.

Call (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today.

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