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 them accountable and recover compensation. An East Point wrongful death lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can gather evidence, file your claim, and represent your family’s best interests throughout this process if you qualify.
To learn more, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We offer complimentary case reviews and consultations for families who have potential wrongful death cases in Fulton County.
Many Types of Accidents Support Wrongful Death Actions
The laws that outline the restrictions on wrongful death lawsuits in Georgia are found in 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 family member is available to do so.
There are many types of negligence accidents that could support a wrongful death action under the specific circumstances outlined in these statutes. This could include:
- Traffic accidents
- Boating accidents on local waterways
- Slip and fall, trip and fall, or other fall accidents
- Drownings and other pool accidents
- Criminal acts
- Recreational and sports accidents
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. 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.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can determine if you qualify to file an insurance claim or lawsuit based on wrongful death losses. Call (404) 888-8888 today for your complimentary case evaluation.
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Our Team Navigates the Claims Process for Our Clients
If we represent your family in your wrongful death case, an East Point wrongful death lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will take care of everything on the legal side of things. You can then 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 upfront. 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 work to negotiate a settlement and go to court 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 provider 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 at (404) 888-8888. We can answer your questions, explain our fees, and evaluate your case during the same call.
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Recoverable Losses in an East Point Wrongful Death Claim
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will seek compensation on your behalf while also holding the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s death. This may allow us to recover a settlement for a wide range of losses you suffered, including:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Any outstanding medical care costs related to their injuries and treatment
- Loss of wages and benefits as well as additional income that 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 avenues of compensation may also be possible. Based on your case, a lawyer can explain your options in greater detail.
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Deadlines for Filing a Fulton County Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Under OCGA §9-3-33, you only have two years to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in a Fulton County court. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to name the at-fault party as a defendant in court, and it may be difficult or impossible to recover fair compensation for your losses otherwise.
It is important that you speak with us as soon as you can after your loved one’s death to ensure we have time to build a case and take action. In doing so, we 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 a Team Member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you lost a loved one to a wrongful death incident or accident, an East Point wrongful death lawyer 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.
Reach out to the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today by calling (404) 888-8888. We are ready to discuss your case and determine your options.