McDonough Ga. Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence is one of life’s hardest blows. While nothing can return your loved one to you, you can seek compensation via a wrongful death claim that can help you and your family move forward toward healing. If you find yourself in this very difficult situation, you need the skilled legal guidance of an experienced McDonough wrongful death attorney in your corner.
Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim
In Georgia, wrongful death claims can be filed by the following survivors (in the following order) of the decedent (the person who lost his or her life):
- The surviving spouse
- A surviving child or children
- A surviving parent or parents
If the decedent has no survivors, the administrator of his or her estate can proceed with filing the wrongful death claim.
In Georgia, wrongful death refers to those instances when someone’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, criminal act, or intentional act of someone else. Negligence here means failing to use the reasonable care required in the given circumstances. For example, motorists are required to follow the rules of the road, and drivers who are distracted by anything other than driving safely are negligent drivers. The statute of limitations – or time limit – for bringing a wrongful death claim in Georgia is two years from the time of death, which can prove exceptionally short in relation to the general upheaval involved.
Don’t Put Off Consulting with an Experienced McDonough Wrongful Death Attorney
The compassionate wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Henry County recognize the depth of your loss and are committed to zealously advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need. We’re here to help, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.