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HOW DOES A GEORGIA WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM WORK?

WHAT CAN A

WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY DO?

A lawyer can help you get the compensation your family is entitled to after the wrongful death of a loved one. In the state of Georgia, your family may be entitled to:

Top 5 Questions About
Georgia Wrongful Death Claims

Do I have a Wrongful Death claim?

There is no easy way to determine whether or not your family has a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help navigate this process by learning the specifics about your case, as each case is different. It would be wise NOT to discuss the matter with the insurance company until you have spoken to a lawyer who has experience in wrongful death cases.

In Georgia, one thing that must be established is to prove that the other party’s actions are connected to the victim’s death or injuries.

Example: You are sitting at a red light, and the driver behind you fails to use the breaks and rear-ends your vehicle. There is an apparent connection between the driver’s actions (failing to use the breaks and rear-ending you) and the injuries that result from that accident. Once a “causal connection” between the driver’s negligence and your injury is established, you then may be able to pursue a claim against the other driver for your injuries.

Is it okay to pursue a wrongful death claim?

For many people who have suffered the loss in a fatal car accident, contacting an attorney is probably the furthest thing from their mind. The shock and overwhelming feelings of grief can be paralyzing for a family, and rightly so.

But after the initial shock, a family will realize some needs must be fulfilled, such as:

  • How will you pay for funeral expenses or medical bills?
  • Who will care for the children while you’re at work, or grieving?
  • How will you make ends meet after the financial loss?

Some people fear that pursuing a wrongful death claim will mean they are focusing on the wrong things rather than focusing on the memories of a loved one. In reality, delegating to an attorney to focus on your case and legal needs allows you to focus on healing.

How can I cope after losing a loved one in an accident?

Everyone copes with painful experiences differently. Some recommendations from Attorney James Murphy’s free book may help you through your pain as you treasure the memory of your loved ones.

Attorney James Murphy has published a book called “Counseling Loved Ones of Fatal Accidents – Dealing with the Grief of Wrongful Death. “His book includes a list of ideas and recommendations from the University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Care website. You can order the book above for FREE.

Why might you need a wrongful death attorney?

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by a personal representative of the surviving family members. This means that a selected person may file a claim on behalf of a fatal accident victim’s estate.

What Kind of Financial Help can the Victim's Family Receive?

In a GA wrongful death claim, family members can seek compensation for various financial losses including medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of employment earnings and benefits, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and punitive damages. However, many unknowingly forgo this compensation because they wait too long to contact an attorney.

Can I Wait to Contact an Attorney About My Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

Your family may be entitled to monetary compensation for your loss. Waiting just a few weeks to see an attorney can cause loss of evidence or a witness testimony. This can be detrimental to your claim. Georgia also has a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. An attorney will be able to tell you the time limits for your unique case.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Georgia Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Accident Case?

At Murphy Law Firm, we want you to be able to get legal help regardless of your financial situation. Therefore, we use a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. If we don’t get you financial recovery, we don’t get paid.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s actions is a tragic experience. When a beloved family member is suddenly gone, the suffering and feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming. No one is ever prepared for such a devastating event. When this type of tragedy strikes, you may need the assistance of a Georgia wrongful death attorney.

When the spouse, parent, sibling or other relative of a wrongful death victim contacts our office, we understand that you are going through a challenging time. You have many questions:

Get the answers you need. Contact lawyer James Murphy at 770-577-3020 for a free consultation. James has a great deal of experience and expertise in fatal accident cases.

Do I have a Wrongful Death claim?

There is no easy way to determine whether or not your family has a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help navigate this process by learning the specifics about your case, as each case is different. It would be wise NOT to discuss the matter with the insurance company until you have spoken to a lawyer who has experience in wrongful death cases.

In Georgia, one thing that must be established is to prove that the other party’s actions are connected to the victim’s death or injuries.

Example: You are sitting at a red light, and the driver behind you fails to use the breaks and rear-ends your vehicle. There is an apparent connection between the driver’s actions (failing to use the breaks and rear-ending you) and the injuries that result from that accident. Once a “causal connection” between the driver’s negligence and your injury is established, you then may be able to pursue a claim against the other driver for your injuries.

Is it okay to pursue a wrongful death claim?

For many people who have suffered the loss in a fatal car accident, contacting an attorney is probably the furthest thing from their mind. The shock and overwhelming feelings of grief can be paralyzing for a family, and rightly so.

But after the initial shock, a family will realize some needs must be fulfilled, such as:

  • How will you pay for funeral expenses or medical bills?
  • Who will care for the children while you’re at work, or grieving?
  • How will you make ends meet after the financial loss?

Some people fear that pursuing a wrongful death claim will mean they are focusing on the wrong things rather than focusing on the memories of a loved one. In reality, delegating to an attorney to focus on your case and legal needs allows you to focus on healing.

How can I cope after losing a loved one in an accident?

Everyone copes with painful experiences differently. Some recommendations from Attorney James Murphy’s free book may help you through your pain as you treasure the memory of your loved ones.

Attorney James Murphy has published a book called “Counseling Loved Ones of Fatal Accidents – Dealing with the Grief of Wrongful Death. “His book includes a list of ideas and recommendations from the University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Care website. You can order the book above for FREE.

Why might you need a wrongful death attorney?

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by a personal representative of the surviving family members. This means that a selected person may file a claim on behalf of a fatal accident victim’s estate.