Surviving the death of a loved one isn't easy. And, if your grief is wrapped up in another person's negligence, it may be an even more difficult and trying time for you.
If you are sure that the death of your loved one has been caused by someone else - through negligence or intention - be it a driver in a car accident or even a doctor, it's best that you take it to a wrongful death attorney.
Kate Franke Law can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit once our lawyers have seen all the evidence that determined your claim to be viable. Once we've collected the evidence, we will seek the compensation you deserve from the responsible party.
What is a Wrongful Death?
In legal terms, wrongful death is the loss of life as a result of another person's negligent or deliberate behavior. These lawsuits aim to hold the person liable for the preventable loss of life. In Atlanta, wrongful death laws were created so a victim's family can seek compensation and gain financial stability following a sudden incident - just as with personal injury claims.
The Georgia Wrongful Death Act
This act outlines the various possible legal grounds for a wrongful death claim in Georgia, including:
Wrongful Death Damages
In Atlanta, survivors of the victim may be able to pursue compensation for 'the full value of the life of the decedent'. This aims to cover material damages and further damages such as the emotional pain and distress the family endured. This means the damages will include all medical bills, funeral expenses, and possibly punitive damages. Punitive damages are available if the offending party broke the law.
Further damages include:
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
For you to file a wrongful death claim, you must be the deceased person's spouse, adult child, parent, or personal representative of the estate. Personal representatives must resettle any damages recovered in a wrongful death case to the deceased person's next of kin or follow the instructions listed in the will or estate.
For a wrongful death claim to be successful, your wrongful death lawyer will need to demonstrate:
How to Get Started
Wrongful death claims are complex lawsuits and will need expertise from a personal injury firm. The systems, processes, and paperwork necessary to file your claim are tricky to comprehend. That's why it's best to turn to the professionals; a wrongful death attorney can make this process much easier for you and your family. This is how our wrongful death lawyer will help you, after the traumatic death of your loved one:
How Kate Franke Law Can Help
Our team at Kate Franke Law is committed to helping those who have lost a loved one obtain compensation and fairness for their loss. Call Kate Franke Law for a free consultation. We are here to guide you through complex insurance issues, workers' compensation claims, and wrongful death lawsuits. This is a stressful time; calling the professionals is the right thing to do.
Call us at 855-529-5283 to find out more.
Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Kate Franke, Attorney at Law, LLC
6595 Roswell Road, Suite G240, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, United States
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