Athens Wrongful Death Attorney
Accidents can change your life in many ways, especially if one results in the death of a close family member. Not only will you experience the emotional difficulties that come from a sudden loss, but you can also incur financial losses and lost support. If someone else caused the fatal incident, you might also want to seek justice for your loved one.
Georgia law allows family members in this position to file wrongful death claims against parties that caused fatal accidents. The law sets out strict guidelines to be able to recover financially through this type of case, and it can be highly beneficial to have the assistance of a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Athens. Contact the firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, for assistance today.
Requirements for Wrongful Death Claims
In order to qualify for a wrongful death filing, you must be a close family member, such as a spouse, child, or parent if there is no spouse or child. Then, you are required to demonstrate that the fatality happened due to the negligence, recklessness, or purposeful wrongdoing of another party.
Some common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Falls and premises liability accidents
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
You also have to prove the damages your family incurred, which can include loss of financial and household support, loss of companionship and love, and more.
Learn How a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Athens Can Help Your Family
The legal team of Ben F. Windham, PC, knows how devastating it can be to lose a close loved one in an accident. We help clients seek justice for their loved ones and their families, so please contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to speak with an Athens wrongful death attorney.