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A wrongful death lawsuit can help you find closure

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2024 | Wrongful Death

If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you seek justice as you deal with the aftermath of the loss. Holding the responsible parties accountable for their negligence can also give you a sense of closure.

First, it’s essential to understand who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In Georgia, only a surviving spouse, a child to the deceased if there is no surviving spouse or a parent if there is no surviving child or spouse can bring a claim. The deceased’s personal representative may also bring a wrongful death action for the benefit of the decedent’s kin.

You are entitled to fair compensation

Georgia law allows you to recover the “full value of the life of the decedent”. As such, the unique circumstances of your situation will determine the appropriate settlement. You can recover damages for the loss of companionship, care, protection and financial support due to your loved one’s untimely death, among other losses.

Learning more about the damages you are entitled to with a wrongful death lawsuit can help you better understand the potential outcomes of your case and make informed decisions moving forward. 

Presenting a strong case is crucial to getting justice

When seeking compensation for a wrongful death, it is crucial to present a solid case supported by relevant evidence. This may include medical records, witness statements, expert testimony and other documentation that can help establish the at-fault party’s negligence. It’s equally important to have proof of the damages you claim.

Legal guidance can be invaluable in this process. It will be much easier to navigate the complexities of the legal system and present a compelling case with the necessary assistance, which can significantly increase the chances of getting a favorable settlement.