Has a loved one died because of the negligence of others? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult, challenging events in a person’s life. It takes endless amounts of strength and outside support to make it through the grieving process alone, much less the long-term impact of the loss. Plus, giving your loved one the honorary services he or she deserves can add financial burden to the hardship.
If your loved one passed away due to the carelessness of another person, the loss is even more devastating because the accident could have been prevented. Wrongful death can result from the negligent or even criminal actions of another person, such as a DUI accident fatality. It can also be the result of a defective product or medical malpractice, such as an unsuccessful surgery that results in the death of the patient. The Bennett Law Group is an Atlanta, Georgia personal injury law firm that specializes in wrongful deaths, as well as many other areas of law.
If you are grieving a lost loved one, contact us today. Although no amount of financial compensation can reverse the damage done, it can help alleviate some of the financial strains of moving forward. Our wrongful death lawyers realize that dealing with insurance companies and lawyers for the other side and trying to prove your case are not what you feel like doing right now as you grieve your loss.
We have achieved significant results for previous clients in handling wrongful death cases.
Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
If the deceased was the primary breadwinner for your family, you may need the money to pay your monthly expenses and support your family. You may need money to fund your children’s college education. A monetary award is the only way that civil law can demonstrate the value of the life of your loved one, compensate for their loss of life, and at the same time penalize the party who is at fault for the accident or event that led to their death.
Generally, the time limit for filing a wrongful death case in the state of Georgia is two years from the date of the death of your loved one. There are several exceptions, but the safer course of action to take is to always file your case within two years.
In Georgia, the law on wrongful death reads as follows:
“the full value of the life of the deceased, as shown by the evidence, is the full value of the life of the deceased without deduction for necessary or other personal expenses of the deceased if that person had lived. The jury should consider the gross sum that the deceased would have earned to the end of life had the deceased not been killed, reduced to its present cash value in determining the amount of the full value of the life of the deceased. The full value of the life of the deceased is not limited to the amount of money that could have or would have been earned had the deceased not been killed.”
Handling wrongful death cases is different than handling other types of injury cases and requires an attorney who is trained and experienced in this area of the law to ensure maximum compensation for the loved ones left behind. Contact us online or call the Bennett Law Group today at 404.541.9330 to discuss your case. We will meet with you free of charge and recommend the best course of action for your individual situation.