The Georgia Wrongful Death Act

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that is specifically defined in the Georgia Code, and protects surviving family members and loved ones by allowing them to seek financial damages against the responsible party. The code clearly outlines who is allowed to seek these damages, what types of damages can be sought, what defines a wrongful death in Georgia, and more.

If you have suffered the death of a loved one because of another party’s negligence or malice, then you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. Contact the team at Cambre & Associates today to speak with a professional about Atlanta wrongful death laws, your options, and how we suggest you proceed. We understand that this time in your life is extremely overwhelming, and we pride ourselves on making this process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.

Read more below about Georgia wrongful death statutes, or register for a free case evaluation immediately.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is any death that was caused by another party’s negligence, or in some cases their malice. Some accidents that could result in a wrongful death lawsuit are:

Drunk Driving

This could include any sort of drunk driving situation, such as a drunk driver striking a pedestrian, another car, or a cyclist.

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall accidents are very common personal injury lawsuits in Atlanta, but if the outcome is a death, the lawsuit will become a wrongful death suit.

Medical Malpractice

There are many situations where medical malpractice can lead to death, such as egregious surgical errors, misprescribing medications, or a failure to diagnose an illness.

What Damages Are Sought in a Wrongful Death Suit?

According to the Georiga Statutes, the lawsuit seeks to define the “Full value of the life of the decedent,” and refers to the value of the decedent’s life as perceived by the loved one filing the suit.

The damages we will seek in the lawsuit include economic and non-economic factors, which both address separate, but equally important, issues following a wrongful death.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include anything that we can apply an actual dollar value to. This includes things like medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, and anything else resulting from the injury and death, as well as some other economic issues. These include things like the loss of income from that loved one and the decrease in long-term financial stability.

While building our case, we will compile all of the necessary documentation to indicate the financial contributions that your lost loved one made, and will fight to recover them for you.

Non-Economic Damages

The economic impact of a wrongful death is only a small part of the overall picture. In addition to the loss of financial support, there is a major loss of love, support, advice, and sometimes sexual relations, to name a few. We will build your case around the emotional impact this death has had on you, and work to seek an appropriate amount of money to compensate for your suffering.

We understand that money will not ease the pain of loss, but we want to be sure that you are able to focus on emotional recovery without being concerned about your financial wellbeing.

Contact Us Today To Discuss Your Case

If you have lost a loved one through a wrongful death, contact us immediately. We pride ourselves on reducing stress for our clients as much as possible, while seeking the maximum amount of damages for their situation. While we are fighting for the money you are rightfully entitled to in the Georgia courts, we hope you are able to use your time to focus on healing both yourself and your family.

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