Walton County Wrongful Death Attorney
When people or companies are negligent or act intentionally wrongfully, others can get seriously hurt. When someone suffers fatal injuries, and another party was to blame, the law gives rights to close surviving family members to hold the at-fault party accountable. Wrongful death laws are complicated, however, and families should always have the help of an experienced Walton County wrongful death lawyer.
Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia
Each state has its own laws regarding wrongful death, and in Georgia, wrongful death happens due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or party. Some wrongful death cases arise due to:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents and drowning
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
If your loved one died and you believe someone else was at fault, we can advise whether you might have a claim.
A claim can be filed against the liable party or their insurance company by a surviving spouse and/or child. If there is no spouse or child, one or both parents can file. If there are no parents, the personal representative of the victim’s estate is the one who files the case.
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to seek compensation for your family’s losses, including lost care, support, love, services, benefits, and financial support. The personal representative of the estate can also seek compensation for the losses of the victim, including medical bills for the fatal injury, burial and funeral expenses, and more.
Let Our Walton County Wrongful Death Lawyers Help
After losing a close family member, the last thing you need to worry about is the insurance or legal process. Let the Walton County wrongful death attorneys of Ben F. Windham, PC, handle your case for you. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to discuss how we can help you.