What Are the Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases?
We have handled numerous wrongful death claims over the years, and the causes can vary. We are equipped to handle any negligence-based fatal accident case, including:
- Medical Malpractice
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Airplane Crashes
- Deaths at the Workplace
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Defective Products
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Abuse and Neglect in Daycares
- Criminal Behavior
- Hazards in the Workplace
If your loved one lost their life because of criminal activity, your wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter and utterly separate from the criminal trial. You also need more evidence in a criminal case than you do in a civil case. So, even if the party responsible for your loved one’s death isn’t found guilty of criminal charges, you can still win your civil suit.
In cases where there is no criminal act, we will prove that the at-fault party’s negligence was the cause of your loved one’s death. There are four things we have to prove to determine negligence: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. The evidence we collect is essential in proving negligence and winning your wrongful death lawsuit.
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
Each state has different laws that define wrongful death lawsuits. In Georgia, the spouse of the deceased is the first person that can bring forward a wrongful death claim. If the decedent had children, then the circumstances of the settlement change. The spouse will receive at least one-third of the settlement, while the remainder is divided among the children. There are some circumstances where the next of kin can also file a claim.
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Is There a Time Limit on Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
While they can vary greatly per state, there is always a statute of limitations on wrongful death actions. You must file your lawsuit within a specific time, or it will be invalid. In the state of Georgia, you only have two years from the date of death to file your wrongful death lawsuit.
There can be some exceptions to the statute of limitations, typically based on the age of the decedent or certain evasive actions taken by the at-fault party. Our legal team will examine the details of your case and determine the applicable filing deadline.
How Do You Prove a Wrongful Death Claim?
These types of claims require extensive investigations, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. The evidence we collect is an essential part of your wrongful death case. We will obtain and review police reports, medical records, accident reports, witness testimony, photographs, and even video evidence.
We also collect evidence you might find difficult or emotionally triggering to obtain on your own, including the decedent’s death certificate and other official and internal reports. Leave it to us. We work hard to build a comprehensive and compelling case for your family and to obtain the best possible financial result.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive?
We know money can never give you closure on losing your loved one. We also know it can provide some relief. With sudden accidents and deaths, there are usually a lot of expenses and damages that are left behind.
Families suffer from the grief of loss and the financial burden of covering these expenses. We know how sensitive these cases can be, and we want to honor the memory of your loved one above everything else. It is our mission to give you peace of mind after your loss. The monetary damages our wrongful death attorneys demand include:
- The decent’s medical expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s financial support
- Loss of your loved one’s domestic support
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium and society
- Your family’s mental and emotional distress
- Punitive damages, where applicable
ow Can Your Wrongful Death Lawyer Help My Family?
After a fatal accident, your family deserves time to cope with your loss and start rebuilding your life. While you focus on taking care of each other, our client-focused team will do all of the following to support your case and to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions:
- Explain Georgia’s wrongful death law
- Identify the at-fault party or parties
- Calculate your recoverable damages
- Handle all case-related communication
- Locate and interview accident witnesses
- Consult with relevant expert witnesses
- Collect, organize, and submit evidence
- Provide ongoing updates on your case
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Represent you in court, if necessary
Your family is a favorable settlement. Our results-driven law firm is dedicated to recovering it for you. If you do not receive a financial award via settlement or verdict, you will not owe us any legal or attorney’s fees at all.
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- Client Testimonial: The Bader Law Firm helped me by making the process, I would say, painless…they were friendly…they just helped kind of walk me through it…right away, they made me feel comfortable.
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Every member of our team is committed to guiding and supporting your family and we stand by your side from start to finish. Read more reviews and recommendations on our testimonials page.
You Deserve Support During This Difficult Time
Nobody should have to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one alone. Our team is here to support you through the wrongful death recovery process. We want to make sure you receive a fair and appropriate settlement so you can begin to move forward with your life. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one because of the negligence of someone else, we can help.
Contact our case review team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for your free, no-obligation consultation today.