Macon Ga Wrongful Death Attorney
If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence, the healing process can be exceptionally difficult. While no amount of compensation can return your family member to you, obtaining just compensation can help you on the journey forward. If this is the painful situation you find yourself in, an experienced Macon wrongful death attorney is on your side and well prepared to help.
Wrongful Death Claims Explained
In Georgia, wrongful death claims tend to be quite complicated, but understanding the basics can help. When someone is injured by another person’s negligence, he or she files a personal injury claim in pursuit of compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional losses that he or she suffers. If the person who is injured, however, succumbs to his or her injuries, a close family member can seek compensation on his or her behalf. In Georgia, the following survivors of the decedent (the person who lost his or her life to someone else’s negligence) can file the wrongful death claim:
- His or her surviving spouse
- His or her surviving children
- His or her surviving parents
The compensation sought falls into two basic categories of loss (or legal damages).
Damages Intended to Compensate the Survivors
Your wrongful death claim should address the losses your family experiences, including his or her lost earnings and services, loss of consortium (or familial relationships), and additional lost benefits.
Damages Intended to Reimburse the Estate
Those expenses and other losses that your loved one experienced prior to succumbing to his or her injuries can be sought on behalf of his or her estate, including:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- The cost of your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Your loved one’s physical and emotional pain and suffering
Speak with an Experienced Macon Wrongful Death Attorney Today
The compassionate Macon wrongful attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Cobb County have the legal savvy to help you. To schedule your free consultation, don’t wait to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 today.