If your loved one died because of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Macon, you may have the right to seek compensation for their losses. Our fatal accident lawyers can help you pursue damages your family member could have collected had they lived.
Since Bader Scott Injury Lawyers’s founding in 2008, we have served thousands of clients from across Georgia. We understand the stress and trauma an accident can cause, and we know that you and your family are grieving. We will shoulder the legal burden so that you can focus on your loved ones.
We Can Help You Recover the Costs of Losses Like Your Loved One’s Treatment
Wrongful death cases allow family members to pursue damages in their loved one’s name. You could win compensation for medical care related to your loved one’s final injury, the cost of your family member’s funeral and burial, and awards for any pain and suffering they endured before their death.
The exact amount of compensation you can receive will vary depending on the cost of your family member’s medical care, the cost of their end-of-life expenses, and the extent of their suffering. We can help you calculate these expenses and seek a fair amount for your case.
We Can Help You Seek an Insurance Settlement
State law requires that Georgia drivers have liability insurance coverage to pay for accidents they cause. The minimum coverage amount for death to another person is $25,000. Seeking compensation for your loved one’s death will likely start with filing an insurance claim.
Our team can handle submitting insurance documents and communicating with the insurance companies. This not only relieves you of this duty, but it also protects you from saying something the insurance company could interpret as an admission of your loved one’s responsibility for the accident.
When the Liable Party Is Uninsured
Sometimes, hit-and-run drivers or underinsured/uninsured motorists cause fatal crashes. When this happens, a liability claim may not be possible. We may be able to help you seek compensation from your loved one’s insurer.
An attorney familiar with fatal accident claims can look into your family member’s insurance policies and determine your best course of action.
We Will Not Shy Away from Litigation
While we strive to help our clients achieve advantageous settlements outside of court, we can help you with a wrongful death lawsuit, if necessary. The statute of limitations on wrongful death actions in Georgia is two years from the time of death, according to OCGA §9-3-33.
In general, if the time limit expires, you cannot seek damages in court. Our attorneys can let you know if any extensions to the statute of limitations apply to your case.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal accidents lawyer serving Macon, call (404) 888-8888
Proving Negligence in Your Loved One’s Car Accident
Some of the leading causes of fatal vehicle accidents resulting from negligence include:
- Speeding – According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 25 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents involve speeding. This includes exceeding the speed limit, driving too fast for road conditions, and racing.
- Distracted driving – The IIHS reports that around 6 percent of fatal crashes involve at least one driver distraction, though this number is likely a low estimate. The leading cause of distraction is daydreaming, followed by cell phone usage and distractions from outside the vehicle.
- Drinking and driving – According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), about 28 people die each day in the U.S. in drunk driving accidents.
Negligent drivers should be held responsible for their actions. If the person who caused your loved one’s accident was driving carelessly or dangerously, or violating the rules of the road, we can help you prove it.
We Can Help You Prove Another Driver Caused Your Loved One’s Accident
We can assist with all types of fatal accident cases, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Single vehicle accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians
We will gather evidence from the scene of the crash, obtain your loved one’s medical records and medical bills, locate available surveillance or video footage of the accident, and collect testimony from eyewitnesses and experts.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
Road conditions and vehicle problems also contribute to fatal accidents. If a cause other than driver error played a role in your loved one’s accident, we will get to the bottom of it.
We can help you with a case against the owner of the roadway if poor road design or road maintenance led to their injuries. We can also pursue a product liability case if a blown tire, faulty brakes, or another vehicle issue caused their crash.
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We Are Passionate about Serving Victims
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our goal is to offer affordable, personalized, and professional legal care. We are proud of our service to our clients.
- Every member of our team will show you respect and give you their full attention when discussing your case.
- You will receive continuous updates on your case and speak with a lawyer or case manager the same day you call.
- We will answer questions about the law or your case in a simple, easy-to-understand manner.
- We will provide you, in writing, with a fair agreement outlining our fees and services.
- You will always have the final say when it comes to your case.
We take cases on contingency, meaning we do not get paid unless we secure a successful settlement or verdict.
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Call Us Today for Your Free Consultation
For your free consultation and case review, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888. A member of our team will explain your legal rights and help you understand your options.
The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can get started on seeking the justice you deserve.