Monroe Wrongful Death Attorneys
There are many preventable deaths each year in the Monroe area, and fatal incidents leave many families with huge emotional and financial losses. If someone else was to blame, Georgia law allows certain close family members to seek justice in the form of financial recovery from the at-fault party. If you are in this tragic position, you should not wait to reach out to a Monroe wrongful death lawyer for help.
Wrongful Death Laws in Georgia
Wrongful death happens as a result of someone else’s negligent or criminal act. Some common causes include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- RV and Motorhome Accidents
- Rental Car Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Taxi Cab Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Lyft Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Violent Assaults or Criminal Conduct
In some cases, the responsible party might face criminal charges, though the criminal case does little to provide the surviving family with relief. Instead, the surviving spouse, child, or parents (if there is no spouse or child) must file a wrongful death claim in civil court to seek compensation for their losses. You can file a wrongful death claim even if someone is not convicted of a crime or even charged.
A wrongful death claim seeks financial recovery for the following losses:
- Lost services and benefits
- Lost financial support
- Lost care, advice, and companionship
There can also be another claim that seeks compensation for the victim’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and similar losses. This claim is filed by the personal representative of the estate.
Speak with Our Monroe Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
A wrongful death case cannot reunite you with your loved one, but it can relieve financial stress and give your family a sense of justice. A Monroe wrongful death attorney from the law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, can help, so please contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for more information.