Norcross Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death claims are among the most tragic civil cases because they involve the death of a close loved one. While no amount of money can ever right the wrong you’ve suffered and return your relative to you, obtaining the compensation to which you’re entitled – with the professional legal counsel of an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Norcross on your side – can help you on your difficult path toward financial and emotional recovery.
In the State of Georgia, wrongful death refers to a death that’s caused by either the negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal acts of someone else. Negligence in this situation refers to a failure to employ reasonable care (when there’s a duty to do so) that subsequently leads to harm, and in a wrongful death claim, that harm is fatal.
Who Files the Wrongful Death Claim?
Georgia law specifies who may file a wrongful death claim, which includes the following (in order of priority):
- The decedent’s surviving spouse
- The decedent’s surviving children
- The decedent’s surviving parent(s)
- A personal representative of the decedent’s estate
It’s important to note that when a personal representative of an estate brings a wrongful death claim, the estate holds all damages recovered for distribution to the decedent’s next of kin.
In Georgia, a wrongful death claim can seek damages for the lost loved one’s future wages and for the loss of care, companionship, and other similar benefits of which you’ve been deprived. Funeral and burial expenses, as well as the medical costs that accrue from the moment of the accident to the victim’s untimely death, can also be pursued.
Find the Help You Need from a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Norcross
Wrongful death cases are the most emotionally challenging cases, but the dedicated Norcross wrongful death attorneys at Ben F. Windham, PC, have the compassion, experience, and commitment to help you on your journey toward recovery. Your case is important to us, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.