Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney
Lost a Loved One in Georgia? Let Our Firm Hold The At-Fault Party Liable!
Losing a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy. When that loss is due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions, the pain can be even more profound.
When a loved one dies due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, the family of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Mike Slocumb Law Firm is here to help you seek justice during this difficult time. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help families in Georgia navigate the legal process and fight for justice on behalf of their loved ones.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and future earnings
- Loss of companionship and support
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one, but we believe that holding negligent parties accountable can help bring closure and justice to grieving families.
What is Wrongful Death in Georgia?
Wrongful death in Georgia is a legal concept that allows surviving family members to seek compensation when a loved one's death is caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another person or entity. These cases can arise from various situations, including:
- Car Accidents: If your loved one was killed in a car accident caused by another driver's recklessness or negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim.
- Medical Malpractice: When a healthcare provider's negligence results in a patient's death, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation.
- Workplace Accidents: If your loved one was killed on the job due to unsafe working conditions or employer negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim.
- Product Liability: Defective products can lead to fatal accidents. If this is the case, you may have a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer or distributor.
- Premises Liability: Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises. If inadequate security, dangerous conditions, or neglect led to your loved one's death, you may have a valid claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
In Georgia, the process of filing a wrongful death claim is governed by specific laws to ensure that the right parties are eligible to seek compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one. Understanding who can file a wrongful death claim is crucial, as it sets the foundation for pursuing justice on behalf of the deceased.
The following are the parties who are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia:
- Surviving Spouse: In Georgia, the surviving spouse of the deceased has the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. This recognition acknowledges the unique bond between spouses and the potential economic and emotional consequences they may face due to the loss.
- Children: If there is no surviving spouse, the right to file a wrongful death claim passes to the deceased person's children. This provision extends to both minor and adult children, recognizing the enduring impact a parent's loss can have on their lives.
- Parents: If there are no surviving spouses or children, the deceased person's parents are granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. This acknowledges the emotional and financial support that parents often provide to their children throughout their lives.
- Personal Representative: In situations where none of the aforementioned parties are available or willing to file a wrongful death claim, the personal representative of the deceased person's estate can step in. This representative is typically designated in the deceased person's will or appointed by the court. Their role is to act on behalf of the estate and its beneficiaries, ensuring that any compensation awarded benefits the estate and, subsequently, the heirs or beneficiaries.
Why Choose Mike Slocumb Law Firm?
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we understand that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back. However, pursuing a wrongful death claim can provide financial stability for your family during this challenging time and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Here's why you should choose us as your Georgia wrongful death lawyer:
- Experience: Our legal team has years of experience handling wrongful death cases in Georgia. We have a deep understanding of the state's laws and court procedures, ensuring that your case is in capable hands.
- Compassion: We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our attorneys approach each case with empathy and sensitivity, providing the support and guidance you need.
- Proven Track Record: We have a history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Our results speak to our commitment to fighting for justice on your behalf.
- Personalized Approach: Every wrongful death case is unique. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and tailor our legal strategy to your specific circumstances.
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