Losing a loved one to wrongful death is the only thing more tragic than their death. Knowing your rights and who to turn to for assistance when tragic accidents result in a loved one’s death can be impossible. While grieving, the idea of bringing a lawsuit may seem particularly intimidating. You should be aware, though, that if you lose a spouse, parent, or child in Atlanta due to wrongful death, a personal injury attorney can help you recover money that is due to you and will work to make the process simple on your behalf.
Your attorney will gather evidence to establish the negligent party’s liability to recover damages in a wrongful death claim. Call The Zox Law Firm to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer if you are unsure about your eligibility to bring a wrongful death claim. This will allow you to get your initial concerns addressed. After a terrible accident, you deserve to have a clear path to justice moving forward to get your life back on track.
How Can I Prove Liability in a Wrongful Death Case in Atlanta?
Many people might be in mourning after a loved one has passed away. To make a wrongful death claim, however, you must fall under a specific legal category. The first person who may submit a claim is the surviving spouse. The victim’s surviving children may instead file the claim if there is no surviving spouse. Parents or other deceased family members may also be eligible to submit a claim if there are no children or spouses.
However, obtaining compensation in a wrongful death claim necessitates demonstrating that the negligent party had a legal duty to prevent the death of your deceased loved one, regardless of who files the lawsuit. For instance, the property owner is not obligated to care for a person who dies while committing a crime or trespassing on someone else’s property. However, other drivers on the road owed your loved ones a duty of care if they were killed in a car accident.
You must demonstrate that the negligent party owed your loved one a duty of care and that the negligent party broke that duty, which resulted in the accident. This can imply that the negligent party acted irresponsibly, neglected to keep the environment safe, or ignored hazards that put your loved one in danger. Lastly, it must be demonstrated that your loved one’s demise was caused directly by this breach.
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What Kind Of Compensation Can I Receive From A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Suppose you lost a loved one due to wrongful death. In that case, you might be entitled to financial compensation in Georgia as the surviving family member to compensate for the tragic loss of the loving relationship, company, and comfort you once enjoyed from your relative.
It is important to consider the trauma, depression, and anxiety that can occur after a tragic loss. Your attorney will fight to have this non-economic damage included in your settlement because you deserve to be made whole for the suffering you and your family have endured since the death of a loved one.
You deserve to fight for financial support and compensation for the loss of companionship. It can be difficult for grieving families to adjust without the economic benefit the deceased provided before their death when a loved one tragically and unexpectedly passes away. Your Atlanta wrongful death attorney will fight for lost wage compensation to ensure that you do not experience financial hardship while grieving the loss of a loved one.
If your loved ones left behind unpaid medical bills, your attorney will also seek compensation to pay off this debt and relieve you of the responsibility of covering their care.
Even funeral costs, such as those associated with burial, cremation, or memorial services, may be covered by the compensation you can recover.
Punitive damages may be awarded when the negligent party was found to have been especially or egregiously careless. Punitive damages are viewed as punishment and frequently granted at the court’s discretion when the defendant’s actions are judged to have caused great harm.
Even if you don’t know where to start, speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible after a terrible loss is the first step toward justice. You will be guided step-by-step through the wrongful death process by our compassionate, caring attorneys, who will ensure you feel secure and cared for the duration of the claim.