Macon Wrongful Death Attorney

Macon Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence is a tragic experience that sets the course for a difficult journey toward healing. While no amount of compensation can ever right the wrong your family has experienced, it can aid you on your path forward, and an experienced Macon wrongful death attorney is standing by to help.

Wrongful Death Basics

Every wrongful death claim is unique to the sad situation at hand, but there are certain legal specifics that apply to all such claims, including:

  • Wrongful death claims are, like personal injury claims, based on the negligence – or worse – of the at-fault party.
  • Wrongful death claims involve a victim whose injuries prove fatal, and as such, he or she cannot move forward with a personal injury claim of his or her own.
  • Those survivors who are authorized to bring a wrongful death claim include the victim’s surviving spouse, children, and parents (if the decedent is a child, for example) – in this order.
  • The survivors of the decedent (the person who lost his or her life to the at-fault party) can seek compensation on behalf of him or her.
  • The compensation the survivors can go after includes their own losses, which generally means lost earnings to the household, lost services, loss of family relationships, and any other losses that equate with the decedent’s passing.
  • Survivors can also seek compensation that addresses the losses the decedent experienced prior to succumbing to his or her fatal injuries. These can include medical expenses and pain and suffering – in addition to the cost of his or her funeral and burial.

Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Today

The compassionate Macon wrongful death attorneys at Ben F. Windham, PC, in Bibb County have the legal skill, insight, and drive to help you, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.