After an accident where your loved one suffers a fatality, you may be unsure how to proceed. Understand that you have the right to seek compensation on behalf of your loved one if another party caused the accident through negligence. A Peachtree Corners lawyer from our team can help you file a claim or lawsuit after losing a family member to a fatal accident.
The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understands the emotional difficulty this type of loss causes for a family. You should not have to suffer financially too. We can help you seek a fair monetary judgment or settlement.
Understanding What Kind of Compensation You Could Receive
Although we cannot guarantee that you will receive a certain amount of money in a fatal accident settlement, you can be certain we will treat your case with the urgency and compassion that it deserves. We will work tirelessly to help you win a fair settlement.
Our past clients know that we always had their best interests in mind. After you hire us for the wrongful death case involving your loved one, we will provide advice along the way with your best interests in mind. Understand that the final decisions in the case always belong to you, though.
We Will Work to Help You Receive the Awards You Deserve
We will work to help you receive awards for the following types of items in your loved one’s wrongful death case:
- Pain and suffering: We can recover a judgment that compensates you for any pain and suffering your loved one suffered in the aftermath of the accident.
- Reimbursed medical costs: You can receive a judgment for the emergency medical costs that occurred in the effort to save your loved one’s life.
- Burial costs: We can help you recover costs related to the funeral for your loved one, as well as costs related to preparing the body for burial.
- Recovery of wages: If your loved one worked and earned a living, your family may rely on this money to maintain its standard of living. As part of the wrongful death lawsuit, the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will calculate an amount of money that your loved one could have earned if not for the fatal accident.
- Loss of companionship: As part of the settlement, we will attempt to win a judgment that compensates your family for the emotional trauma involved with the loss of care and companionship after the death of your loved one.
Ultimately, the amount you could earn in the wrongful death lawsuit will depend on the specific facts in your case. Every case is a little different. You can count on our team to tailor our approach to your wrongful death case based on your family’s needs and the facts in the case.
We Will Work to Show How Negligence Caused Your Loved One’s Death
To win a judgment for you in a wrongful death case, our team will work to collect the facts in the case. We have to be able to show that another party’s error created the situation in which your loved one suffered the fatal accident and that the error was preventable.
Without being able to prove that the other party was acting negligently or recklessly, we cannot win the award your family deserves. So, this is an important aspect of the case. Here are some ways we can attempt to prove negligence in a fatal accident.
After a fatal traffic accident, we can show that negligence occurred through a variety of means, including showing that the other driver was:
- Making an illegal turn
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to maintain a lane
- Following too closely
- Driving without a license
If your loved one was on another party’s property legally and suffered a fatal accident after a slip and fall or a fall from a height, we will attempt to show that the property owner behaved negligently by failing to make repairs, leading to your loved one’s death.
If a doctor or nurse caring for your loved one committed a diagnosis error that was easily preventable, we could seek a wrongful death lawsuit against the medical personnel involved or against the medical facility.
Understanding Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case
According to statutes under OCGA §51-4-2, only certain members of the deceased person’s family are eligible to be part of the wrongful death case, including:
- A surviving spouse
- Children of the decedent
- An appointed personal representative
Depending on the case’s circumstances and on the makeup of your family, only some of the people on this list can be part of the case. Once you choose to hire one of our lawyers serving Peachtree Corners, our team will be ready to answer any questions you may have regarding how Georgia state statutes may affect your fatal accident case.
We Do Not Back Down Against Unfair Insurers
We understand that filing a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back your loved one. However, we expect that your departed loved one would not want you to suffer financially without their income.
By winning a wrongful death case, you can receive the settlement you deserve. You hopefully can maintain your quality of life with a financial award, moving forward with the financial goals you and your loved one had before the unexpected fatal accident.
Contact Us Today For a Free Case Review
You would expect the insurance company representing the party who caused your loved one’s death to treat you fairly in your time of grief. Unfortunately, this does not happen very often.
Representatives for insurance companies may claim to be on your side, but they actually focus on maintaining profit margins, which means limiting the amount they pay in wrongful death settlements.
Our team of fatal accident lawyers will stand up to unfair insurers, working to help you receive the award you deserve in your Peachtree Corners case. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers as soon as possible at (404) 888-8888 for a free review of your case.