Savannah and Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers: The Brown Firm
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. For those who do, no amount of money is worth that loss. Still, Georgia law provides a way to get justice.
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 funeral 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
The Brown Firm is a wonderful firm! They came to my case in the middle and had to untangle a mess. They did so with great dedication and skill. They are thorough, decisive, and very knowledgeable. I was grateful to have them in my corner. Thanks to them, we won. Even after our case was finished they made certain I understood what my future options were, and how to navigate things going forward. They are a lifesaver.
Taking Legal Action After a Georgia Wrongful Death Accident
If it is your intention to take legal action after losing a family member in an accident, it is critical that you 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 wrongful death 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
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Fires, explosions, and electrical injuries
- Defective premises
- Nursing home abuse
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 a 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 (and possibly punitive damages).
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 (surviving spouse, surviving children) 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.
Ready to Talk to a Lawyer Who Has Your Back?
Why Hire an Experienced Atlanta 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 Atlanta wrongful death 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.
If you or a loved one were injured and need help, our skilled Savannah and Georgia personal injury lawyers will be at your side every step of the way.
Our Recent Personal Injury Articles
Even if you’re not at fault for a car accident, not wearing a seatbelt can affect your injury claim. Learn what it means for your case and how a lawyer...
Motorcycle accidents often cause serious physical injuries, as well as pain and suffering. Make sure your settlement amount fairly compensates you for your damages.
Should I Take the First Settlement Offer in My Personal Injury Case? (And How to Handle a Lowball Settlement Offer)
An unexpectedly low settlement offer can cause significant anxiety if you’ve been injured. In this blog, we examine the best ways to respond.
Jaclyn faced injuries, bills, and more after being hurt in an accident her driver caused. Learn how our persistence helped her win the money she deserved.
While most of a personal injury settlement is tax free, you may owe taxes on certain types of damages or interest. Learn more in this article.
The size of a herniated disc settlement can vary significantly based on several factors. Read to learn more about how damages are calculated.
Our car accident law firm discusses the best way to handle a car accident on private property in Georgia or South Carolina. For legal help call The Brown Firm.
Learn about special damages, punitive damages, and other money you can win in a personal injury trial—and how an attorney can help.
In the article inside, we will explain how to determine your slip and fall case's value.If you were recently injured from a fall due to hazardous conditions on someone else's...
Contact The Brown Firm
Get the Answers and Compensation You Deserve
You’ll notice the difference when you contact The Brown Firm! Our local dedicated attorneys want to help you recover and rebuild. We serve all of Georgia and South Carolina from four conveniently located offices in Savannah, Atlanta, Athens, and Okatie.
Schedule your free consultation by calling (912) 324-2498 or completing our simple online form.