The legal team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is ready to help your family to collect the compensation that they deserve because of the poor choices of another party while behind the wheel. This includes explaining the concept of a wrongful death action, gathering evidence concerning the crash, and seeking out the fair payments necessary to set things right.
Forms of Compensation Available After a Fatal Car Accident
The purpose of a wrongful death case after a fatal car crash is to collect the compensation that a family needs to move forward in life. This requires a full examination of the ways in which the incident has affected not just the victim, but also the victim’s family members.
Of course, those family members will need to pay for a funeral as well as all outstanding medical bills. A wrongful death case can seek reimbursement for these losses.
However, the incident may also inflict other losses on a family. These can include:
- Lost income because of the death of a wage-earner
- A child’s loss of a parent
- A spouse’s loss of a partner
- The pain and suffering of the victim as well as family members
A lawyer from our firm can work with you to determine how the incident has impacted every member of your family and to seek compensation.
Only Some People Have the Ability to File a Claim or Lawsuit
The right to demand compensation after a car crash is usually the sole right of the injured person. However, the fact that a victim has died in the incident makes this impossible. The law recognizes this complication and instead provides a list of who can seek compensation after a fatal car crash.
Under OCGA §51-4-2, the decedent’s surviving spouse and children have the first choice to bring these cases to court. These cases can demand compensation that benefits these people.
However, if the decedent was not married or did not have any children, then other parties can recoup damages on their behalf.
A Brookhaven fatal accident lawyer could help to identify the parties who have standing to pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit after a car collision.
We Can Determine if You Have the Basis of a Wrongful Death Case
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is appropriate only under limited circumstances. While there may be no dispute that a victim died as the result of injuries that they suffered in a car crash, family members must still be able to prove certain things and obey certain mandates.
We Can Gather Evidence to Prove Your Case
All drivers in Brookhaven and around the country assume a duty whenever they get behind the wheel. This duty obligates them to follow the rules of the road as well as to keep their attention on their surroundings. A failure to perform this duty that results in an accident leaves those drivers responsible for all resulting damage.
Proving this fault is the most important part of any fatal car accident case. The legal team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can take the lead in building your case.
This can include:
- Speaking with witnesses
- Obtaining police reports
- Gathering dashcam or traffic signal camera footage
- Hiring an accident reconstruction expert
We Can File Your Case Within the Statute of Limitations
It is also essential to remember that the law places a strict time limit on all lawsuits for compensation that result from accidents. We call these laws the statutes of limitations.
According to OCGA §9-3-33, family members and executors of estates have only two years from the date of their loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A failure to meet this deadline may see the court dismiss the case and family members unable to collect the compensation that they need. A lawyer strives to always meet this vital time limit.
Let Our Attorney Take the Lead in Pursuing Justice for Your Family
Fatal car accidents can place a lot of pressure on a family. Not only will they need to make payments for medical bills and a funeral, but the death could also impact their ability to make ends meet in the future. Additionally, it is impossible to understate the emotional impact that these events will have.
Pursuing a wrongful death case after a fatal car accident may be an option to bring comfort and stability to a family. However, this is only possible if you can prove that another driver’s poor decisions behind the wheel led to the collision. Our Brookhaven fatal car accident lawyer is prepared to prove this concept in and out of court.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
We are ready to provide a free case evaluation to determine if your claims have merit. If so, we will take every necessary step to help your family’s present and future. Of course, if your case fails to bring compensation, you never owe us a thing. Reach out to us today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more.