Losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s careless or negligent actions is incredibly difficult. Surviving family members find themselves left to pick up the pieces and deal with the unanticipated consequences of the accident. However, if the death of your loved one was caused by the bad acts of another person, you have a claim for wrongful death. By law, a recovery is allowed for pain and suffering, as well as the value of the deceased person’s life when the death is caused by the wrongdoing of another person.
The legal team at Monge & Associates can help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a wrongful death claim. Our Atlanta-based wrongful death attorneys understand what you are going through and are here to help you secure the justice and fair recovery you deserve.
Contact our firm online or by phone at (800) 860-8021 to find out if you have a case and how much it’s really worth. We can come to you.
Loss of a Loved One
Whenever a family loses one of its members, the people left behind face a long and difficult grieving process. But when a family member dies unnecessarily because of the reckless, indifferent, or negligent actions of someone else, the loss is all that much harder to cope with. The only greater tragedy than an unnecessary death is the chance it could happen again to another family if no action is taken.
Certain surviving family members may pursue compensation for the loss. While every case is different, many people are able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident prior to death
- Funeral and/or burial costs
- Loss of income, if you depended on the deceased for income
- Loss of future earnings and/or expected inheritance
- Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish
- Loss of companionship/consortium
In Georgia, only certain surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. These include, in order: the surviving spouse and/or children (if any), the surviving parent(s), and the personal representative of the estate.
What to Do If You Think You Have a Claim for Wrongful Death
If you think you or a family member have a claim for wrongful death, you should have your case reviewed by an attorney that has experience with wrongful death cases as soon as possible. In most cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. This means you only have two years to file your claim.
Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers are prepared to evaluate your case for free now. The best time to call is now because evidence fades and disappears over time. There are no fees or costs unless we win your case and we come to you 24/7.
Discuss your case with a member of our team; call (800) 860-8021 or contact us online to request a free settlement review.