Henry County Wrongful Death Attorney
When a close family member passes away, your family can experience both emotional and financial losses. The situation can be even more difficult if the death resulted from a preventable accident or incident. In this situation, you might have the right to seek financial recovery – and a greater sense of justice – by filing a wrongful death claim. You should discuss this option with a committed wrongful death lawyer in Henry County as soon as possible.
Do You Have the Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
There are two main requirements to file a wrongful death claim in Georgia – you must be a qualified family member, and someone else must be responsible for the death.
Qualified Family Members
Each state allows different family members to recover for wrongful death, and Georgia gives this right to the following individuals:
- Surviving spouse and surviving children
- Surviving parents if there is no spouse or child
- Personal representative of the estate of the deceased, as designated by the deceased person’s will or by the probate court
Cause of Death
In addition to being a qualified family member, you need to be able to demonstrate that the death was caused by another party’s:
- Intentional act
- Criminal act
An attorney can assist you in determining if the death was considered to be “wrongful” under the law. Then, they can file a claim for you to seek compensation for your qualified losses.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Henry County
When you’re already dealing with grief and financial stress, the last thing you need is to deal with a legal claim. Let a Henry County wrongful death attorney from the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, help you. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free consultation about your rights.