If your spouse, parent, or child passed away from the injuries they sustained in a Fulton County car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for wrongful death losses. By working with an East Point fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, you can work to hold the at-fault motorist or other party legally accountable. During a time when you may be facing many emotional and financial challenges, a lawyer can be with you every step of the way throughout your case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888 to learn more. We can review your case for free and help you understand your legal options for holding the at-fault party or parties responsible.
Fatal Accidents Cost the Victim And Their Family Financial Losses
Georgia law allows car accident victims to pursue an insurance claim or personal injury civil suit to recover compensation following an injury accident. If the accident victim passes away, Georgia laws governing wrongful death suits allow certain surviving family members to seek additional compensation for the losses they will suffer as a result of the accident, according to O.C.G.A. § 51-4.
The general rule is that if an accident victim could have filed a successful personal injury case, a qualifying family member will have the right to file a wrongful death case and pursue losses. In most situations, the qualifying family member is the most closely related surviving family member. For example:
- The surviving spouse and children
- Surviving children (if there is no spouse)
- A surviving parent or parents, if there is no surviving spouse or children
- A representative of the estate, if there are no available family members
If we believe we can take on your case following your loved one’s death, our team can represent you based on contingency fees. You will not be asked to pay anything upfront or out of your pocket. Instead, we will cover the initial expenses of building your case and filing your claim. We only receive attorney’s fees after a settlement is secured on your behalf.
An East Point fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to seek multiple forms of compensation after a fatal accident, including losses due to your loved one’s suffering following the accident. This could cover additional losses they experienced before their untimely passing.
To learn more, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We can evaluate your situation, clarify your options, and discuss how we may be able to help. Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started.
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Recovering Losses in an East Point Fatal Car Accident Case
While it may be impossible to truly compensate for your loss, we can seek to help you recover from the financial and non-financial challenges you may have experienced as a result of your loved one’s death. This could include:
- Lost income, benefits, and other financial losses related to your loved one’s income
- Funeral and burial costs
- Any outstanding medical care costs for your loved one’s treatment and care
- Loss of the services that your loved one performed around the home that you will now need to pay to have done
- Loss of companionship, love, guidance, and support
- Other non-financial losses the qualifying family members suffered because of their loved one’s death
The process of recovering this type of compensation can take time and consideration. We will need to investigate your loved one’s accident and look into many aspects of the case to determine what happened, when, where, and why. We will need to demonstrate who caused the accident and who is responsible. Once we have the necessary evidence, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can file an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability policy.
We can present our evidence to the insurance company, naming a settlement value that accounts for the severity of the accident, the offender’s negligence, and your losses. We can often negotiate a fair settlement using the evidence we gathered.
If the insurance provider refuses a fair settlement offer, we can file the appropriate paperwork and take the case to a Fulton County civil court, then let a judge decide a fair conclusion based on the evidence.
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Statute of Limitations and Wrongful Death Civil Suits in Fulton County
According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, accident victims in Georgia usually only have up to two years to file a lawsuit following their injuries or losses. This also applies to suits filed following the loss of a family member, including wrongful death civil suits. Missing this deadline could mean you lose the right to take your case to court.
Two years may seem like a lot of time to build a case and recover a payout, but that time can move quickly. We advise that you contact our team as soon as you are able to after your loved one’s death, so we can get to work if we believe you have a viable case.
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Speak with a Team Member About the Loss of Your Loved One Today
An East Point fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to secure several types of compensation for you and your family following a fatal car accident in Fulton County. Let a team member review the details of the accident for free today and explain your legal options.
You can reach Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free case review by calling (404) 888-8888. We are standing by now to discuss your loved one’s accident and your legal rights.