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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. Unfortunately, for those who do, no amount of money is worth that loss. Still, the law provides a way to get justice for the deceased person.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be very complex and is substantially different from other personal injury cases. In a typical personal injury case, the victim and their wrongful death attorney file a claim against the responsible party for financial compensation. In a wrongful death case, the family or estate must file a claim against the at-fault party on behalf of the deceased person to recover damages.
If you have lost a loved one 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. They will seek fair compensation on your behalf for loss of future income, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and other financial losses.
Contact our law firm during this difficult time 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
Our wrongful death attorneys in Georgia and South Carolina can review your case and lead you to the next steps for justice. Contact The Brown Firm for a free consultation.
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 Wrongful Death Accident
If you intend to take legal action after losing a family member in an accident, you must 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 knowledgeable in wrongful death law can help you navigate the legal process and file a claim to seek maximum compensation.
You need an attorney who will help preserve evidence, conduct a thorough investigation, and gather evidence and testimony to increase your chances of a favorable case outcome for your wrongful death damages.
Keep in mind: The statute of limitations limits the time family or a personal representative has to bring a wrongful death suit to court.
In almost all cases, you must file the claim 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 someone else’s negligent actions. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit with your personal representative, you are trying to obtain compensation from the at-fault party (and possibly punitive damages).
Wrongful death cases are incredibly complex and different from other personal injury cases. In a typical personal injury case, the victim files the claim against the responsible party. The family or estate must file a claim to recover damages in a wrongful death case.
When you have a family member that has suffered fatal injuries due to the negligence of another, there are two separate and unique types of wrongful death claims:
The Wrongful Death Claim – This traditional claim establishes the “full value of the life of the deceased” taken by the negligence of another. This claim is brought on the part of the deceased person’s surviving family members (surviving spouse, surviving children). It includes monetary damages to relieve the financial burden of the family. These claims include all types of damage, like lost wages and benefits, medical bills, loss of care, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of income, loss of services, and other intangible benefits.
The Estate Claim – The estate can only bring forth this claim, and it is not for the value of the life of the expired, but instead for any expenses the estate has acquired resulting from the injury and death and pain and suffering. Damages that the estate may recover in this claim include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, other economic losses, and conscious emotional pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
You need a wrongful death attorney experienced in handling the type of accident that resulted in the unexpected death of your loved one.
Hands-on practice area experience is crucial to the success of your case. Ask your attorney for examples of wrongful death cases they’ve won.
Here are a few of the most common wrongful death claims we see:
- Medical Negligence or Medical Malpractice
- Fatal Workplace Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Accidental Poisoning
- Criminal Activity
- Dangerous Property Accidents
- Defective Products
- Mesothelioma/Asbestos Exposure
Why Hire an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer?
If you intend to take legal action after losing a family member in an untimely death, you must contact a wrongful death lawyer today.
The insurance company representing the negligent party will take the case very seriously and immediately begin its investigation. You need experienced legal counsel who will help preserve critical evidence, conduct your investigation, and gather all evidence and testimony available to increase your chances of a favorable case outcome.
Contact the legal team at The Brown Firm, who can help you pursue the compensation your family deserves after suffering the wrongful death of a loved one.
If you think negligence was the cause of a loved one’s death, our skilled personal injury lawyers can assist you with your claim.
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