Atlanta’s Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our goal is simple: allow you to focus on grieving and healing, while we focus on recovery. From day one, the insurance company is mounting their army of adjusters, lawyers, and experts to represent the at-fault party. You deserve a seasoned, and experienced Georgia Wrongful Death attorney to ensure your family has an experienced team fighting to protect your case, and your right to recovery. As your Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys, we ensure your case is handled with precision and empathy. Nothing motivates us more than helping you win.
Compensation for Damages
In Georgia, damages for wrongful death claims can vary. Typically, the estate is entitled to special and general damages. Special damages include things like medical bills, lost wages and future lost wages, funeral and burial expenses. General damages include subjective things like actual pain and suffering, loss of life, loss of ability to earn, shock of impact, loss of consortium (i.e. loss of spousal duties like intimacy, and parenting), emotional anguish, etc. It is critical to retain a Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney experienced with recovering all available types of damages for your wrongful death case.
Who can bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
In Georgia, the family, or the executor of the decedent’s estate may bring a Georgia Wrongful Death Claim. Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act, O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2 states that the family of the deceased person can make a claim for “the full value of the life of the decedent.” In other words, the family, or the estate can file a wrongful death claim in Georgia. Keep in mind, time is a critical factor. In Georgia, the most common statute of limitation for Wrongful Death claims is two (2) years from the date of the decedent’s death (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33). If the decedent was killed by a governmental entity that time limit could be as early as six months after the decedent’s death.
What is the “Full Value of Life”?
In Georgia, the “full value of life” is determined mainly by economic, and non-economic factors. The jury may consider the Decedent’s age, physical health, and profession. Jurors may also consider the personality, recreational, and philanthropic values of the decedent. When bringing a full value of life claim, we are really developing evidence to show the jury how impactful and important the decedent’s life was to so many people. As your Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys we see no higher honor than telling our client’s intimate story of life, love, and loss to the jury.
Let Us Guide You Towards Justice
Wrongful death lawsuits are emotionally overwhelming, draining, and stressful. We understand. From start to finish, wrongful death litigation can last 3-5+ years depending on the complexity of the legal issues and the facts. Let our team of top notch Georgia Wrongful Death attorneys take the lead, and develop a plan to recover. Let us do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on what’s most important; grieving and healing.
Reliable and Experienced Attorneys
We understand no words will ever suffice to justify your loss. We also know that no amount of money is ever enough to bring back your loved one. However, we do know that you deserve a reliable, and experienced attorney in your corner fighting for you, and telling your story to ensure your loss was not in vain. We are here for you, no matter what.