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No one should have to suffer the crippling sense of loss caused by the carelessness of another individual. Yet, people are frequently killed in Atlanta, Georgia, by other people’s mistakes. If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s negligence, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit and sue for damages.
To successfully file a wrongful death suit and seek damages, surviving family members will need the help of an experienced Atlanta wrongful death lawyer. Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers has the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help you pursue maximum compensation for the loss of your family member.
Contact us today at 844-JOE-WINS to discuss your wrongful death lawsuit for free.
Reasons Why You Should Hire an Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death cases in Atlanta, GA, are typically heart-wrenching for us. We can only imagine that it would be much worse for you. Wrongful death cases are incredibly challenging because of the emotional and psychological toll it takes on everyone, including the legal team helping you file your claim, pursue damages, and perhaps even punish the at-fault party.
There are many reasons why surviving family members who are hurting might seek the help of wrongful death lawyers. For example, people who feel that the police didn’t do a good enough job investigating the cause of their loved one’s death can bring a wrongful death action. The same applies to people who want to see the accused punished for his or her role in the deceased’s death.
Others file wrongful death cases in Georgia because they are in desperate need of compensation to get on with their lives and survive in the absence of their deceased loved one who was the breadwinner. Hiring a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta, GA, can help you get compensation and more.
An experienced Atlanta wrongful death lawyer can help with the following:
- Answer all your questions about the case
- Seek a wrongful death claim on your behalf
- Launch an independent investigation into the cause of your loved one’s demise
- File wrongful death claims
- Pursue punitive damages if possible
Whether you wish to get justice for your loved one or want to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages, Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers can help. Our skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney has extensive trial law experience and can fight for you in the court of law if your case ever goes to trial.
Trial skills are essential in case the settlement you are offered is unfavorable. When that occurs, you want to make sure that your attorney will be adequately equipped to effectively represent you in court. Having trial experience especially matters if your attorney is pursuing punitive damages in an Atlanta, Georgia, wrongful death case.
Joseph Wilson is an accomplished trial attorney who has represented clients seeking punitive damages and won cases in court. Also a skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney, Joseph Wilson’s assistance can make the difference between a sizable settlement and an inadequate one.
Contact us today at 844-JOE-WINS to speak to an Atlanta, GA, wrongful death lawyer about your case.
What is Wrongful Death?
In Georgia, wrongful death involves the loss of a loved one due to the negligence, carelessness, or deliberate actions of another person. Therefore, the basis of every wrongful death claim in Georgia is the fact that the death could have been prevented if the at-fault party had been more intentional or careful.
According to Georgia’s wrongful death laws, the at-fault party can be held responsible for the death of the victim and charged to court for it. A family member such as the surviving spouse, children of the deceased, and other surviving family members can file a claim for the wrongful death of the victim.
Of course, no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but a wrongful death claim can help provide some financial stability for the spouse, children, or other relatives who were left behind. Some causes of wrongful death include personal injury sustained in nursing home accidents, medical malpractice incidents, and auto accidents.
If your loved one suffered a personal injury that led to the loss of life, you should hire a Georgia law firm with skilled Atlanta wrongful death lawyers to help file for compensation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
In Georgia, only a few people who are related to the victim can bring a wrongful death suit by law. The following people may be eligible to file a suit on behalf of the victim:
- The surviving spouse
- If the surviving spouse isn’t available, the children of the deceased
- If there are no children or spouse, the deceased’s living parent(s) can file the suit
- If none of the above is available, then the administrator of the victim’s estate can file
Therefore, other relatives such as siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents cannot bring any action.
When there’s no living relative allowed by the law to file the suit, that executor of the estate can bring the action as part of his or her responsibility. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to contact Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.
Factors Influencing Wrongful Death Cases
Due to the often-complex nature of wrongful death cases, how much you get as damages will be influenced by the specifics of your unique case. At Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers, our legal experience with wrongful death lawsuits has shown us that the following factors are likely to affect your compensation:
- The at-fault party’s insurance policy limits
- The cause of the injury or accident that led to the deceased’s loss of life
- Whether another party was involved in the incident
- Whether the at-fault party is a repeat offender or has committed a crime in the past
- The jurisdiction where the case is filed
- The jury and/or the judge of the case
- Evidence of wrongdoing by the at-fault party
- The role of the victim in the accident –if any
- How much the victim’s relatives are asking as compensation
- The knowledge, skills, and experience of the wrongful death attorneys
- How valuable the life of the victim was before he or she passed
- Damages and losses brought on by the death of the loved one
These are just some of the factors that experienced wrongful death attorneys must take into consideration in order to win your case. Every wrongful death case is different, even if the circumstances are similar. There are often too many elements that differentiate one case from the other.
Hiring the right Georgia law firm will determine whether you get justice and/or the maximum possible compensation or not. A good law firm will have great wrongful death attorneys who understand and know the law along with a professional legal team that will help with investigations. The attorneys will also lend a listening ear to the children, the spouse, and other dependents bringing legal action in order to understand the client’s needs.
Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers is a respected law firm with an accomplished trial attorney leading every case. Even though we cannot imagine the depth of your pain, we understand the travails of every victim and can empathize.
If you’re a deceased victim’s spouse or relative and are thinking of filing a wrongful death case, come talk to us today. We offer free consultations for all wrongful death cases.
Damages You Can Pursue in an Atlanta Wrongful Death Claim
Depending on the situation, attorneys in Atlanta typically can seek damages for some or all of the following:
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering for the victim’s estate
- Pain and suffering for the anguish the deceased suffered before passing
- Loss of future income or wages
- Loss of work or retirement benefits
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship and relationship with the deceased’s children, or the parents
- Punitive damages
Ultimately, it all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case. If your loved one was killed due to someone’s carelessness, you can file a wrongful death suit to recover compensation.
Hire an Accomplished Atlanta Wrongful Death Trial Attorney
At Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyers, our law firm and legal team are compassionate, empathetic, and committed to helping you secure the maximum compensation possible. Our attorney will file for all damages possible.
Joseph Wilson is an accomplished trial lawyer with considerable experience representing victims of personal injury and those who have suffered losses. When we take on your case, we’re dedicated to helping you recover every cent that’s owed you.
We value communication and prioritize the needs of our clients. Therefore, we will keep in contact with you, and you will also be able to reach someone at all times. We’re also a contingency fee-based law firm, so you only pay when we win your case.
Don’t delay. Start the process of recovering your compensation today. Get in touch with us at 844-JOE-WINS for a free consultation and speak to a skilled Atlanta wrongful attorney about your case.