If your loved one died because of the injuries they suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to hold the liable party accountable and recover compensation. A wrongful death lawyer serving East Point from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can gather evidence, file your claim, and represent your family’s best interests throughout this process. Our East Point personal injury lawyers can even review your case for free today.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we offer complimentary case reviews and consultations for families who lost a loved one to a tragic accident. During your initial consultation, our law firm will answer your questions and provide insight into your rights and legal options.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Handle Cases Based on Many Types of Accidents in East Point, GA
The laws that outline how Georgia wrongful death lawsuits work come from the Official Code of Georgia (OCGA) §51-4. These laws allow some surviving family members to hold the negligent party responsible for their loved one’s death through an insurance claim or civil lawsuit. A qualifying representative of the estate is also permitted to take legal action if no immediate family member is available to do so.
There are many types of negligence accidents that could support a wrongful death action under these statutes. Our personal injury attorneys frequently work on wrongful death cases based on:
- Traffic accidents
- Truck collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents on local waterways
- Slip and fall, trip and fall, or other fall accidents
- Drownings and other pool accidents
- Other premises liability injuries such as fires, building collapses, and balcony collapses
- Workplace injuries
- Recreational and sports accidents
- Dog bite injuries
In general, if someone else’s negligence led to the victim’s injuries and death, it should be possible to pursue a wrongful death action by the family of the deceased party. Looking at it another way, if the victim would have had a viable personal injury lawsuit before they passed away, their family can likely seek compensation through a wrongful death action.
Under Georgia law, you may be able to file this type of action if:
- Your spouse passed away in the accident
- Your parent passed away in the accident
- Your child passed away, and they did not have a surviving spouse or children
- You were named the administrator of the estate for the accident victim, and no immediate family members want to move forward with the case
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can determine if you qualify to file an insurance claim or lawsuit based on wrongful death losses. We provide complimentary case evaluations. We will answer your questions and explain how a wrongful death attorney from our team can help you navigate the personal injury claims process during this free initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving East Point, call (404) 888-8888
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Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Navigate the Claims Process for Our East Point Clients
If we represent your family in your wrongful death case, an East Point wrongful death lawyer from our legal team will take care of everything on the legal side of things. You can spend time with your loved ones, mourn your loss, and do other things besides worrying about finances and legal action. We can work to protect your rights and fight for your best interests.
We handle all wrongful death claims based on contingency. Our clients do not pay anything up front. You will not need to pay us anything out of pocket later, either. We receive our fees from the settlement or court award we secure, never directly from our clients. If we do not secure a payout, we will not get paid.
In many cases, we can reach an out-of-court settlement with the insurer that represents the negligent party. However, if a fair settlement is not possible with the insurance company, we can sue the liable party and go to trial if necessary. You do not have to settle for less than you deserve based on the losses you experienced, which we will document during our investigation into the accident. If an insurance company will not offer just compensation, we can file a case and go to court.
To learn more about this process, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. We can answer your questions, explain our fees, and evaluate your case during the same call.
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Our East Point Wrongful Death Attorneys Identify Recoverable Losses for Mourning Family Members
Our personal injury law firm will seek compensation on your family’s behalf while also holding the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s death. This is often the only way to get justice in these cases, especially when the death was an accident and not a criminal act. Most at-fault parties in these cases never face criminal charges, although some do.
Regardless of whether there is a criminal case, our East Point team can pursue a civil case to recover a settlement for a wide range of losses your family suffered. This could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Any outstanding medical expenses related to your loved one’s accident, physical injuries, and treatment
- Loss of income and benefits your loved one would have earned
- Loss of services your loved one previously performed
- Loss of companionship, love, guidance, and support
- Other non-financial losses experienced by qualifying family members
Other types of compensation may also be possible. Based on your case, a personal injury lawyer can explain your economic and non-economic damages in greater detail. When you choose to work with our legal team, you can expect easy and open communication between you and your East Point attorney. We are always available to answer our clients’ questions.
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Our East Point Lawyers Meet all Deadlines for Fulton County Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Under OCGA §9-3-33, you generally have two years to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in court. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to name the responsible party as a defendant, and it may be difficult or impossible to recover fair compensation for your losses.
It is important that you speak with us as soon as you can after your loved one’s death to ensure we have ample time to build a case and take action. In doing so, our legal team can work to recover compensation for you before time runs out. We can ensure you meet the statute of limitations and any other applicable deadlines as long as we know about your case soon enough to do so.
Talk to an East Point Wrongful Death Team Member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you lost a loved one to a wrongful death incident or accidental injury, an East Point wrongful death attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers might be able to represent you and recover a settlement on your behalf. We know this will not make the pain of your loved one’s death go away, but it may make it easier to pay your bills and reduce the financial stress you experience as a result of their death.
Contact our team today by calling or using our online contact form. We are ready to discuss your case and determine your options.