Accidents happen daily in the Greensboro area and, sometimes, accidents can be fatal to one or more victims. When you suddenly lose a loved one in an accident, the emotional and financial losses to your family are devastating, and you might not know where to turn for help. At the law office of Ben F. Windham, we regularly help families stand up for their rights after an unexpected death that was someone else’s fault. Call our wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro for help today.
Georgia Wrongful Death Laws
Each state has specific laws regarding wrongful death claims. The following are some details about wrongful death claims in Georgia:
- “Wrongful death” refers to a death that results from the “negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal” acts of others
- Family members who can bring a wrongful death claim include the surviving spouse and children of the deceased. If there is no spouse or child, the deceased’s parents or the personal representative of the estate can bring a claim.
- Family members can seek damages for lost financial support of the deceased and the loss of intangible benefits, including lost care and companionship.
- The estate can seek damages for medical bills from the fatal injury, pain and suffering prior to the death, and burial and funeral costs.
You must prove who caused the wrongful death, as well as the damages resulting from the death in order to bring a successful claim.
Consult with a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Greensboro about Your Loss
The office of Ben F. Windham PC has witnessed how tragic wrongful death cases can be. Our wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro handles each claim with compassion and dedication. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for free to learn about your rights after a wrongful death.