If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to seek compensation on their behalf. A wrongful death attorney with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with an insurance claim or lawsuit for fatal injuries occurring in or around Macon.
You Could Win Awards for Costs Associated with Your Loved One’s Injury
Wrongful death cases allow family members of the deceased to seek the compensation their loved one could have pursued had they not died from their injuries. In Georgia, surviving family members can win:
- Medical costs related to the deceased’s fatal injury or illness
- Awards for the pain and suffering the deceased endured before their death
- The deceased’s funeral and burial expenses
You may be entitled to seek an additional claim for damages related to the loss of your loved one’s financial and emotional support. Our attorneys can review your case and determine what damages you can pursue.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?
According to OCGA §51-4-2, the spouse of the deceased has the right to pursue wrongful death compensation on their own behalf and/or on behalf of the deceased’s minor children.
If there is no surviving spouse, the right passes directly to the deceased’s children. If the deceased has no descendants, the parent of the deceased or a representative of the deceased’s estate can seek awards.
What Types of Accidents Qualify for Wrongful Death Cases?
You can seek wrongful death compensation if your loved one died from injuries sustained in an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Many wrongful death cases would qualify as personal injury cases had the deceased not died.
Examples of wrongful death cases include but are not limited to:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- Assaults or homicides caused by negligent security
- Missed or wrong diagnosis
- Swimming pool accidents
- Medication errors
- Workplace accidents
- Illnesses and diseases caused by harmful or toxic substances
- Injuries caused by faulty, defective, or dangerous products
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Assist with Various Types of Insurance Claims
We can resolve many types of wrongful death cases through the liable party’s insurance provider. Depending on the nature of your loved one’s accident, you could have:
- An automobile insurance claim
- A renter or homeowners insurance claim
- A medical malpractice insurance claim
- A business liability insurance claim
- A product liability insurance claim
- A worker’s compensation claim
An attorney familiar with wrongful death cases can look into your loved one’s final accident and figure out your best options for compensation. We can take the stress out of the process by handling every aspect of your claim.
- Fill out and submit your initial claims paperwork
- Communicate with the insurance companies and/or other involved parties
- Review your settlement offers
- Reject low offers and negotiate for a better settlement
- Keep you updated on your claim
To win compensation, you have to show another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s fatal injury. Our attorneys can build your case using evidence, such as photographs, videos, eyewitness and expert testimony, medical records, police reports, and more.
What Can You Do to Help with Your Claim?
If an insurance company contacts you, it is best to provide as little detail as possible about your loved one’s accident and injuries. You should only provide the most basic personal information and stick to the most basic facts.
It is a good idea to take notes, resist pressure to settle immediately, and set limits regarding further phone contact. Once you hire an attorney, they can take over future communications.
Keep all records related to your loved one’s death, including medical bills and other documents related to their end-of-life expenses. Your attorney can use this as proof of financial losses.
Be sure to contact a lawyer before the statute of limitations for your case expires. You want to give your attorney ample time to build your case and attempt to settle outside of court.
If you have to file suit, in general, you have two years from the time of your loved one’s death, according to OCGA §9-3-33. There are factors that could extend your time limit. Our wrongful death attorneys can let you know if any exceptions to the statute of limitations apply to your case.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will Help You Seek Justice
We want to help you seek justice for your family member and ensure you are not stuck with expenses related to an accident they did not cause. Since our founding in 2008, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has prided itself on our service to our clients.
We promise to:
- Treat you with respect
- Connect you with an attorney or case manager the same day you call
- Provide timely updates on your case
- Provide you with a written agreement outlining our services and fees
- Always give you the final say when it comes to your case
We have helped more than 10,000 clients throughout Georgia, including the Macon area. Our results include several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
One way we serve our clients is by taking their cases on contingency. The representation will cost you nothing upfront. Our fees come from the compensation we win for you. If we do not secure the money you need, we do not get paid.
Call Our Law Firm Today to Get Started
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about how we can help with your wrongful death case.
During your free case evaluation, a member of our team will explain your legal rights and advise you on the options available to you to seek justice.