5 Most Common Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia

Wrongful death cases in Georgia can be incredibly complex. Many people are unfamiliar with wrongful death and do not fully understand the difference between wrongful death cases and criminal cases.

We hope you never have to experience the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another, but if you have, wanting to seek retribution for their loss of life is completely understandable. Here’s why you should hire a wrongful death attorney.

Listed below are some of the most common wrongful death cases in Georgia.

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5 Common Reasons for a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia

Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are thousands of motor vehicle accidents every day, and unfortunately, many of those result in death. Wrongful death accidents can result from defective mechanisms within the vehicle, but most commonly result from someone else’s negligent driving.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice that results in a wrongful death is usually due to a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional or facility’s negligent actions, or lack of action. Pharmacy error is another form of medical malpractice. Providing someone the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication can be deadly.

Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

Wrongful death cases involving your elderly loved one can be extremely devastating. Nursing homes are supposed to protect and care for your loved ones, but occasionally, employees are found liable for the abuse or neglect of the elderly. This behavior is often a direct cause of their death.

Work Place Accidents

On the job accidents that result in a wrongful death claim are usually a result of an unsafe workplace or inadequate training. Unknowingly using faulty equipment or not knowing the proper safety precautions also qualifies as wrongful death. Some fields are more dangerous than others and have a much higher rate of injury and death, such as health care and construction.

Defective Product Liability

Manufacturers are held accountable for all of the products they create, produce, and sell to consumers. If an innocent victim dies from using a defective product, a case may be built against the manufacturer. Additionally, these companies are required to state any dangers of using their product on the label, and issue recalls on faulty or dangerous products.

 If a loved one has suddenly died in a tragic wrongful death accident and you or the family wants to pursue the deserved compensation for the loss of their future income, pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses, then The Brown Firm can help.

The first step to receiving a favorable outcome to your wrongful death claim is retaining an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Savannah, Atlanta, or Athens.

Wrongful death cases in Georgia can be involved, so having the help of an experienced lawyer can be extremely beneficial. Our wrongful death attorneys will help you through the lengthy process of filing a claim and fight for the compensation you are owed.

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