If a member of your immediate family died from the injuries they sustained in a car accident in Mableton or greater Cobb County, Georgia, the state’s wrongful death laws may allow you to recover compensation.
A Mableton fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help your family secure damages and hold the negligent driver responsible for your loved one’s death. Let the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team review your case for free today.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we represent our clients on a contingency-fee-basis. You will not pay any attorney’s fees upfront, sometimes called a “retainer.” Instead, we will get paid a percentage of the compensation we recover for you and your family.
We can talk more about how this works during your consultation. We do not get paid unless we are successful in securing financial recovery for you.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal accidents lawyer serving Mableton, call (404) 888-8888
Recoverable Damages in a Mableton, Georgia, Fatal Car Accident Case
If we help you pursue damages based on your loved one’s fatal car accident, the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team will document the damages you and other immediate family members suffered as a result of their death.
Some damages that could be included in your compensation based on a wrongful death claim include:
- Expenses including funeral and burial costs, outstanding bills for treatment and care
- Loss of income, savings, and other benefits over their lifetime
- Loss of services they performed, such as childcare provided by a stay-at-home mom
- Intangible losses including loss of guidance, loss of support, and loss of companionship
- Other non-economic damages you endured because of the death of your loved one
Survival Actions After a Fatal Traffic Accident in Cobb County
When a family qualifies to pursue a wrongful death case, this generally means the accident victim could have filed a personal injury case had they survived.
Because of this, their estate may be able to seek the payout they could have received. This is frequently called a “survival action.”
Recoverable damages in a survival action could include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages before their death
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Their conscious pain and suffering
- Other related expenses
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Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Pursues Settlements Based on the GA Wrongful Death Act
A Mableton fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you seek financial recovery following the loss of your loved one in an Atlanta-area crash. Georgia law permits some immediate family members to hold the negligent party responsible after this type of accident, per OCGA §51-4.
We may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement or sue the responsible party and take the case to trial for our client. This would allow the qualifying family members to pursue the recoverable damages available.
We Can Determine if You Qualify to Take Legal Action
Eligible family members generally include those most closely related who suffer the most significant losses because of the death. For example, a spouse and children will generally be more directly affected than grandparents.
Our team may be able to help if:
- You lost your spouse in a fatal collision.
- Your children lost their other parent, or you are an adult whose parent passed away.
- Your child died in the collision but did not have a spouse or any children.
- Your brother or sister died of their injuries, and you are their only immediate family.
- You are the administrator of the victim’s estate.
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Proving a Mableton Fatal Accident Case
Like car accident cases where the victim survives and pursues damages, wrongful death cases require us to prove negligence and liability. Only if we can show that another party’s carelessness or recklessness caused the collision can we hold them responsible. There are four factors required to prove this:
- The at-fault party had an obligation to do something, such as stopping at an intersection.
- They did not uphold their obligation, in this case, to stop at the red light.
- This led to a collision, where they impacted the driver’s side of your loved one’s vehicle.
- Your loved one was hurt and passed away from their injuries.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we work with car accident victims and the families of fatal accident victims regularly. We know how to build a car accident case using physical evidence, accident reconstruction specialist testimony, the police report, witness statements, and other proof.
If we represent you, we will investigate what happened and develop a solid argument to support your insurance claim or a trial verdict and award.
Is There a Deadline for Suing the At-Fault Driver Who Caused the Accident?
Yes, there is a general time limit when you need to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused your loved one’s fatal accident. Per OCGA §9-3-33, you usually have only two years to begin the process. Many factors could affect this timeline, though. You could have significantly less time.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible after your family member’s accident and death. We will review the facts of your case and determine the deadline to sue the liable party or parties. We can tell you how long we believe you can wait to act during this consultation. In most cases, the faster we go to work, the more evidence we can recover.
Speak With the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Team Today About Your Legal Options
A Mableton fatal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help your family recover compensation based on your losses. We can file a wrongful death claim and survival action on your behalf if we have the evidence to show another party was responsible for your loved one’s fatal traffic collision.
You can reach our team now by dialing (404) 888-8888 to learn more during your free case evaluation and consultation.