Morrow Ga Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing your loved one to someone else’s negligence is one of the most difficult experiences that life can throw your way. While a wrongful death claim obviously cannot return your lost family member to you, it can help with the difficult journey toward healing, and having an experienced Morrow wrongful death attorney on your side is always in your best interest.
Your Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death claims are based on negligence and, as such, are very similar to personal injury claims, except the person who loses his or her life is not there to bring the claim. As the decedent’s (your lost loved one’s) close family member, you’ll bring the claim on his or her behalf. In Georgia, the surviving spouse generally files the wrongful death claim, and if there is no spouse, the decedent’s children or parents (in that order) may do so. The statute of limitations (or time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit) in the State of Georgia is generally two years from the date your loved one succumbs to his or her injuries.
In Georgia, you can seek compensation (on behalf of your loved one) for all the following:
- The contributions to your household that the decedent would have made if he or she had lived to life expectancy.
- The beneficial companionship and care that the decedent would have provided if he or she had lived to life expectancy
You can also seek the following losses on behalf of your loved one’s estate:
- The medical expenses the decedent experienced post-accident and prior to death
- The pain and suffering the decedent endured post-accident and prior to death
- The decedent’s funeral and burial expenses
It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Morrow Wrongful Death Attorney
The distinguished Morrow wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Clayton County put your legal rights and best interests first. To schedule your free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 today.