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Wrongful Death in Georgia

Losing a loved one to a wrongful death, whether it is by truck, automobile, homicide or another way, is devastating. What comes afterwards can also prove devastating to the victim’s family. Those left behind are faced with not only emotional but often financial hardships as well. If the death was caused by the negligence of another, locating the right  attorney to assess the claim is critical.  He or she can provide survivors with answers about whether the death was caused by the negligence of another, and who might be held financially responsible.

The Georgia wrongful death statute is complex and technical. The spouse, children and the estate of the deceased have the right to bring a wrongful death action.   An  attorney representing the family and the estate must have the skill and ability to convey to a jury the full personal meaning of what the loss of this human being has done to this family. The Georgia wrongful death statute sets out the technicalities of exactly what a plaintiff is allowed to ask for from a jury. For instance, "full value of a life" means not only the money the decedent would have made if he or she had lived, but also the intangible aspect. The courts have recognized that life is unique and has a value separate from the economic value of a person's life, so that a jury can place a value on each individual's life, even if that person had never been employed during his lifetime.

Our attorneys have the compassion, the legal expertise and the resources to ensure that our clients recover all that the law allows for their loss and provide the bereaved the financial security they need and deserve.

Be ready to provide the attorney you choose with the following information:

  • How your loved one died
  • If by car accident, provide the police report if you have it
  • If by medical procedure, provide medical records if you have them
  • The decedent’s income and whether there were dependents he or she supported
  • If the decedent had a will

The emotional pain and suffering of losing a loved one to a wrongful death is devastating. Financial compensation, the only compensation available through the legal system, will not return the decedent to you, but may help you and your family to get back on your feet, financially and otherwise.