Macon Wrongful Death Attorney
Over 173,000 people pass away due to unintentional injuries each year in the United States, and the main causes include traffic crashes, falls, and other accidents. Every time there is a fatal accident, there is usually a family devastated by the loss. Even though the injured victim is no longer able to file an injury claim, close family members might be able to seek financial recovery and justice through a wrongful death claim.
The following is a brief overview of the wrongful death process in Georgia. For information about your specific situation, contact a Macon wrongful death lawyer directly.
Identify Liable Parties
If someone else caused the fatal injuries, that party should be liable for the tragic loss of your family. This might include:
- Negligent drivers
- Employers of negligent employees who caused the accident
- Negligent product manufacturers
- Negligent property owners
- People who committed criminal violence
- Negligent nursing homes or medical professionals
File the Insurance Claims
Generally, the spouse and/or children file claims for wrongful death with the proper insurance companies. Some cases might require multiple claims, and you can let your attorney handle this entire process. It is important to have the right lawyer who knows how to communicate and negotiate with the insurer to make sure that you get the full settlement your family deserves.
Take Further Legal Action is Needed
If the insurance company does not offer the full amount you deserve, your attorney might need to file a civil lawsuit for wrongful death. You want someone who is a skilled litigator representing you in court.
Let Our Macon Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Your Family
At the law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, our Macon wrongful death attorneys help families throughout the area in difficult times. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free consultation about your rights and how we can help.