HOW THE BROWN FIRM CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED
We hope you never have to experience the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another.
Wrongful Death cases can be very complex and are substantially different from other personal injury cases.
In a typical Personal Injury case, the victim files the claim against the responsible party.
In a wrongful death case, the family or estate must file the claim for the recovery of damages.
If you have lost a loved in a wrongful death accident, a Personal Injury Attorney from The Brown Firm can help you navigate the many steps involved in filing a claim and seeking compensation for loss of future income, pain and suffering, and expenses. Contact us if you are seeking compensation for a death caused by:
- Negligence or recklessness of a car or truck driver.
- A business owner failing to provide adequate safety and security.
- A construction or worksite accident.
Taking Legal Action After a Wrongful Death Accident
If it is your intention to take legal action after losing a family member in an accident, it is critical to act promptly. The insurance company representing the negligent party will take the case seriously, and begin an investigation as soon as possible.
If you have lost someone you love in a wrongful death accident, one of our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the steps involved with filing a claim and seeking compensation.
Our attorneys can help if you are seeking compensation for a death that was caused by:
- Motor Vehicle Negligence or Recklessness
- Inadequate Safety by a Business Owner
- A Work Site Accident
- Truck Accidents
- Fires, explosions, and electrical injuries
- Defective Premises
- And other accidental death causes
You need an attorney who will help preserve evidence, conduct a thorough investigation, and gather evidence and testimony to increase your chances of a positive case outcome.
Keep in mind: The Statute of Limitations limits the time survivors, or personal representative has to bring a wrongful death suit to court.
In almost all cases, the claim must be filed within two years of the date of mortality. If the wrongful death claim is not filed within the two-year statute, the right to bring it is almost always lost.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful Death only occurs when the loss of life is due to the negligent actions of someone else. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit with one of our attorneys, you are trying to obtain compensation from the at-fault party.
Wrongful Death cases are extremely complex and different from other personal injury cases. In a common personal injury case, the victim files the claim against the responsible party. In a wrongful death case, the family or estate must file the claim to recover damages.
When you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another, Georgia recognizes two separate and unique types of wrongful death claims:
- The Wrongful Death Claim- In Georgia, this traditional claim is to establish the "full value of the life of the deceased" taken by the negligence of another. This claim is brought on the part of the surviving family members of the deceased person, it includes monetary damages, such as lost wages and benefits or loss of care, companionship, and other intangible benefits.
- The Estate Claim- This claim can only be brought forth by the estate and it is not for the value of the life of the expired but instead any expenses the Estate has acquired resulting from the injury and death, as well as pain and suffering. Damages that may be recovered in this claim include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and conscious pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death.
WHY HIRE AN EXPERIENCED WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER?
If you intend to take legal action after losing a family member in an accident, it is important that you act quickly.
The insurance company representing the negligent party will take the case very seriously and will begin its investigation immediately.
You need an experienced attorney who will help preserve important evidence, conduct your investigation, and gather all evidence and testimony available to increase your chances of a positive case outcome.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer from The Brown Firm in Savannah, Atlanta, or Athens, GA, or Okaite, SC, who can help you pursue the compensation your family deserves after suffering the wrongful death of a loved one.