The unexpected loss of a loved one can be devastating. When our law firm represents your family, we help you recover from the financial aftermath of your loss. Our goal is to ensure your family understands the legal aspects of your case and to help you fight hard for the compensation your family needs to start putting your life back together.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our Duluth wrongful death attorney starts by listening to your story with compassion and kindness. Our team members will review your family’s case at no cost or obligation. We will also conduct a thorough investigation, build a solid evidence file, and negotiate a favorable financial settlement. We never stop fighting for the families we serve. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, we will take your case to court.
Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
Nothing can undo the pain and suffering your family experiences after the loss of a loved one. Our law firm, though, is committed to helping your family recover from the financial aftermath of your loss.
Wrongful death damages our law firm helps you to recover can include:
- Medical bills resulting from the accident or incident that led to your loved one’s demise
- Final arrangements costs, including your loved one’s reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s financial, familial, and household support and contributions
- Loss of your loved one’s companionship, support, and consortium
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering for your family and your loved one
According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-1, your family is entitled to recover the “full value of the life of the decedent, as shown by the evidence”. This is a legal definition that can be hard to equate with the joy your loved one brought to your family.
Our wrongful death lawyer will clarify its meaning and help your family understand the financial impact of its loss as well as the damages you can recover. While we know that nothing will bring your loved one back, we will help you hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence and your family’s loss.
Know Which Family Members Can File a Wrongful Death Action
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one impacts the lives of everyone who loved them. Legally, only specific family members can pursue damages. On your own, it can be difficult to understand the legalities that govern this decision.
Our lawyer will explain who can seek damages, which generally includes:
- The deceased family member’s spouse
- The deceased family member’s parents
- The deceased family member’s children
Other family members might qualify to seek wrongful death damages, depending on the decedent’s marital status and other familial relationships. Review your relationship with our legal team and we will clarify who is in the right position to recover damages.
Assign Financial Liability to the Negligent Party
Wrongful death negotiation and litigation can be legally complex and emotionally charged. Our team can bring an objective view to an otherwise trying situation. Understanding the cause of your loved one’s demise and collecting evidence and documentation that proves it can be challenging on your own.
Our legal team will prove the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
- Cause of injuries
- Cause of damages
Your lawyer will collect evidence that identifies the cause of your loved one’s demise. The evidence we collect will also identify the at-fault party, document the financial and emotional toll the loss has had on your family, and communicate with the appropriate insurance company on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Duluth, call (404) 888-8888
Take Care of Your Family While We Take Care of Your Case
The wrongful death statute of limitations in Duluth is generally two years from the date of a loved one’s demise, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. As our wrongful death attorney will explain, many factors can shorten or extend the statutory filing deadline.
If you fail to file your potential lawsuit on time:
- You will not be permitted to file it at all.
- It will be dismissed without being heard.
- Your family will be left with no legal recourse.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we know how important compliance with the statute of limitations is. We also understand how difficult it can be to concentrate on legal matters while navigating the grief process, so we take care of legal issues for you.
Our personal injury law firm works hard to resolve your case with a settlement. We will also make sure you understand the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit, if needed. We use the relevant filing deadline to understand how much time we have to investigate and negotiate your case before filing your lawsuit.
Compensation Results for Previous Wrongful Death Cases
Our law firm recently won a settlement of $400,000 for the surviving family of a fatally injured employee. We work hard to achieve the best possible results for every family we represent and to earn reviews and testimonials like these:
- Carmen Hernandez: “I had an absolutely fantastic and smooth experience with this firm… Ms. Jennifer Santos answered any and all questions I had… They are most definitely a great firm to work with and no doubt will definitely be recommending to everyone.”
- Maria Ortiz: “Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has been an excellent resource for my family and me…Staff is professional and knowledgeable… [and] catered to our needs in an effective and prompt manner. I recommend this firm to all my friends and family.”
Learn more about our history of settlements and verdicts for the clients we represent on our case results page.
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Call for Your Free Case Review Today
The unexpected loss of a loved one can wreak havoc on your family and leave you unsure of where to turn. Our wrongful death attorney serving clients in Duluth can help your family prove the cause of your loved one’s demise, identify the at-fault party, and outline the steps involved in building a solid case for monetary recovery.
Contact one of our Bader Scott Injury Lawyers consultation team members to start fighting for your compensation today.