When a loved one dies in wrongful circumstances, their surviving family members may deserve a settlement. We can fight to recover funeral expenses, lost financial support, and any other damages that you have suffered.
Let a Gainesville wrongful death attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers fight for you.
What Incidents Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death lawsuit can arise from any instance caused by negligence. This can include:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Medical errors
- Nursing home mistreatment
- Defective product accidents
- Animal attacks
Our firm’s practice areas include these accident types.
What is the Standard for Liability in a Wrongful Death Case?
The above accident types may qualify you for a wrongful death case when they involve negligence. Negligence occurs when someone acts contrary to “reasonable” behavior.
The test for negligence is:
- That someone owed you a duty of care
- That the person violated their duty of care
- That the person’s breach of duty of care ultimately caused your loved one’s passing
After proving this, then we will show the losses caused by your loved one’s passing.
How Do We Prove Negligence in a Wrongful Death Case?
Every wrongful death case produces different evidence. Evidence of negligence in your case may include:
- Witness testimony
- Video footage
- Paper records
- Expert testimony
- A reconstruction of an accident
Our firm will seek any evidence that establishes liability for your damages.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Gainesville, call (404) 888-8888
Who Can Legally Pursue Compensation After a Wrongful Death?
O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2 dictates who can pursue compensation for wrongful death. A surviving spouse can generally bring a claim for their partner’s death. If there is no surviving spouse, then the deceased’s children may generally bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
If the deceased has no surviving spouse or children, then the deceased’s parents may bring a wrongful death lawsuit. If the deceased’s will names a representative of the estate, this person can bring the wrongful death suit.
What Losses Can Surviving Loved Ones Sue For?
After a wrongful death, you may pursue compensation for:
- Emergency transportation
- Hospital care
- Emergency surgery
- The deceased’s future earnings
- Other income streams that the deceased would have provided
- Pain and suffering, including but not limited to grief
- Grief counseling
- Medication required for emotional anguish
- Lost companionship
- Lost parental support
- Any other damages related to a wrongful death
You may have other damages. We can calculate them and pursue fair compensation.
How Much Will Your Case Be Worth?
We cannot know what your case is worth until we review your specific circumstances. Average settlements for wrongful death cases will not tell you much, either. Your case is completely unique, and we can determine its value as soon as possible.
Factors that may affect your case’s value are:
- The deceased’s age and earning power (these may determine the value of their lost earning power)
- The share of liability for the circumstances that caused your loved one’s passing (if defendants are 100% liable, then they may cover all of your losses)
- Other factors specific to your case
A wrongful death attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can provide guidance and answer any questions. Once you hire us, we will start your case as soon as possible.
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Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Will Lead Your Wrongful Case from Start to Finish
Our team treats our clients with the compassion and respect they deserve. In the period after a wrongful death, you may face:
- Immense grief
- Difficulty sleeping
- Estate-related concerns
- Your normal responsibilities
Life does not stop when a loved one suddenly passes. Yet, someone has to lead your wrongful death lawsuit. We can handle the responsibility for you.
Why Our Clients Choose Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
Our legal team is responsive, attentive, and empathetic. We provide regular case updates and respond promptly to your calls and emails.
We lead your fight for awards by:
- Identifying those who owe you compensation
- Determining how much each party owes you
- Drafting and filing lawsuits and insurance claims
- Gathering evidence to support your case
- Hiring experts at no cost to you
- Overseeing case-related communications
- Dealing with attorneys and insurance companies
- Protecting your rights
We negotiate for the settlement that you deserve. When liable parties do not agree to a fair settlement, we consider going to trial. Our firm will consult you about each significant change in your case’s status.
Our Case Results Serve as a Track Record
Before you hire a law firm, you should look into their case results. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has a record of financial recoveries, including:
- A $5.25 million recovery
- A $2 million recovery
- A $1.9 million recovery
- Another $1.9 million recovery
- A $500,000 recovery
- A $450,000 recovery
We have secured many more recoveries. Our team will settle for nothing less than the recovery that you deserve.
You can also review the testimonials of our past clients. They explain how Bader Scott Injury Lawyers goes the extra mile to make our clients happy.
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Your Wrongful Death Case?
There may be. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally allows you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the passing. Therefore, it is critical that you hire us to start your case as soon as possible.
Some cases may be subject to statutes of limitations, while others may not be. We can tell you whether the statute of limitations applies to your case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for Your FREE Consultation
Our firm will answer the question that you may be facing: “Do I have a case?” Our team can handle your case from start to finish.
We empower victims with an award-winning team. We are ready to lead your case in Gainesville. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation.