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 lawyer 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 can 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 can 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 a fatal personal injury.
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
Bear in mind that you can only sue for your loved one’s suffering if they did not recover such damages on their own in a personal injury suit. Regardless of your loved one’s legal action, you can still file a wrongful death claim for your own losses. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can tell you how.
Calculating Fair Compensation for Your Family
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 Duluth wrongful death lawyer can clarify the meaning of this phrase and help your family understand the financial impact of your loss, as well as the damages you can recover. While we know that nothing will bring your loved one back, we can help you hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence and your family’s loss by:
- Collecting documentary evidence of medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of financial support
- Speaking with everyone involved in the fatal accident, including witnesses
- Communicating with the responsible party and their team on your behalf
- Fighting hard during negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company
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 cared for them. Legally, however, only specific family members can pursue damages. On your own, it can be difficult to understand the legalities that govern this decision.
Our attorney can 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 can clarify who is in the right position to recover damages.
Assign Financial Liability to the Negligent Party
Wrongful death negotiations 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 negligence can be challenging on your own. Our legal team can prove the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care: Was the liable party obligated, morally and legally, to avoid certain dangerous behaviors and exercise caution to protect others?
- Breach of duty: Did the liable party ignore their moral responsibility by behaving negligently, recklessly, or maliciously?
- Cause of injuries: Did the liable party’s reckless or careless behavior cause the accident in which your loved one passed away?
- Cause of damages: Were your loved one’s fatal injuries caused by the accident that was, in turn, caused by the liable party’s negligence?
Our wrongful death attorney can 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
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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 can 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.
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Compensation Results for Previous Wrongful Death Cases
Our law firm once won a settlement of $400,000 for the surviving family of a fatally injured employee. You could qualify for more or less than that, depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing.
Learn more about our history of settlements and verdicts for the clients we represent on our case results page.
We strive to achieve the best possible results for every family we represent, regardless of whether their loved one was killed in:
- A car accident or other motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver or a hazardous road environment
- A workplace accident due to a third-party contractor that failed to do their job
- A dog bite incident, slip and fall accident, or other incident that occurred on someone else’s property
- A case of nursing home abuse inflicted by a nurse, attendant, or facility
- A medical malpractice incident caused by a negligent doctor or medical facility
- An incident involving a defective product, such as an auto part, a child’s toy, or a piece of furniture
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers believes that negligent parties should always be held to account for their actions, no matter how big or powerful they are. We can help you obtain the justice your family deserves.
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The unexpected loss of a loved one can wreak havoc on your family and leave you unsure of where to turn. Our Duluth wrongful death lawyer 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.