Whether your loved one was killed momentarily or passed away after a long battle fighting an injury caused by negligent actions, you are likely in a state of shock and intense grief. We understand the last thing you’re thinking about is legalities and compensation, but we don’t want you to forego financial justice if it can help you during this time. Discover if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations that is granted to all wrongful death cases (extreme exceptions may apply). That means that you must initiate legal proceedings before the two-year anniversary of your loved one’s date of death. We encourage you to start these proceedings as soon as possible after your loved one’s death to optimize opportunity to gather evidence, call witnesses, recall memory of the event (if applicable), and more. The following is a list of family members, in order, who can file a wrongful death claim:

  1. Surviving spouse
  2. Surviving child(ren)
  3. Surviving parent(s)

In a wrongful death case, the plaintiff can pursue compensation that covers the deceased’s full value of life. It’s important to have an experience lawyer on your side to pursue this full value of life, as it encompasses both the intangible and tangible – also referred to as economic – aspects of life. The intangible aspects of life may include:

  • Getting married
  • Raising a family
  • Friendships & relationships
  • Daily activities
  • Volunteering

The tangible or economic aspect of life concerns matters such as:

  • Income
  • Retirement
  • 401(k)

No amount of compensation will replace the grief you feel, but it can eliminate the financial stress that is burdening you during this time. Our team is here to gently guide you through this legal matter while aggressively pursuing the best possible result for your case.

Contact our wrongful death attorneys today: 478-987-1415