Macon Wrongful Death Lawyer

Macon Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death claims are very much like personal injury claims, except the injured party is unable to seek the damages to which he or she would have been entitled, and his or her family steps in on their loved one’s behalf. Wrongful death claims are not only emotionally devastating but are also legally challenging, which makes having an experienced Macon wrongful death attorney in your corner paramount.

The Wrongful Death Basics in Georgia

Wrongful death claims in Georgia are based on the at-fault party’s negligence, and these cases are generally filed by the victim’s survivors. Those family members who can file wrongful death cases in the state include (in the following order):

  • The surviving spouse of the decedent (the person who lost his or her life)
  • The decedent’s surviving children
  • The decedent’s surviving parents

When none of these family members are available or capable of bringing the wrongful death claim, the administer of the decedent’s estate is authorized to do so.

The Compensation Sought

In Georgia, the compensation in wrongful death claims is sought in terms of what the decedent lost (rather than what his or her loved ones have been deprived of), including:

  • The income that he or she would have earned over the course of his or her lifetime and/or the value of the household jobs that he or she handled
  • The loss of the decedent’s meaningful relationships and the aspects of his or her life that were most enriching

Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Macon Wrongful Death Attorney

The compassionate Macon wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Cobb County recognize the gravity of your situation and have ample legal insight in terms of advocating for just compensation that supports your family on the path toward healing. To learn more, please contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.