One of the worst things that could happen is to lose a loved one through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. While no amount of money could ever compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death claim is a legal method by which you can seek justice for your loved one and help provide for your family’s future. Contact Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible if you believe you may have a claim for wrongful death.
In a legal context, a wrongful death claim is a civil action sought against a party for causing someone’s death. It is a special type of personal injury lawsuit that arises when a person is killed through another party’s negligence or intentional act. This type of claim is brought against a defendant who has caused the death of another, either negligently or through intentional harm.
As stated in the Georgia Code, Title 51, Chapter 4:
Damages in a Georgia wrongful death claim will depend on the type of claim filed.
If the claim is to establish the full value of the life of deceased, surviving family members may claim monetary damages related to both the financial and the intangible value of the lost loved one’s life. Examples of this type of damages include:
This type of wrongful death claim may be brought by or on behalf of the estate of the deceased. It is intended to remedy financial losses related to the person’s death and recover losses suffered by the estate as a result of the untimely death. Damages may include:
Our Atlanta lawyers at Brodhead Law have been fighting for wrongfully injured victims and their families for more than 20 years. We have a successful track record, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Call us today if you believe your family may have a claim for wrongful death.