Atlanta Death Claim Attorney
A wrongful death claim is brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either due to some intentional action or through negligence. Wrongful death claims Atlanta allows the estate and/or the family member(s) of the deceased to file a claim or lawsuit against the party who’s legally liable for the death. An Atlanta death claim attorney at Bobe & Snell Law Office LLC can advise and guide you accordingly to ensure you get everything right from the start when filing your wrongful death claim.
Though wrongful death laws of each state vary, a representative of the deceased’s estate is the one who usually files these kinds of claims/lawsuits, often on behalf of the surviving family members affected by the death.
When you lose a loved one, you go through one of the most difficult things in life. It is even more frustrating when someone else reckless, negligent actions caused your loss. It will not only be difficult and painful to cope with the emotional void left but the negative impact on things like your finances as well.
We understand your pain
Our Atlanta death claim attorney understand your pain, and you deserve compensation. That is why we will fight aggressively to ensure you recover financial compensation so that you don’t worry about money. We want you to focus on grieving and moving on.
If someone else’s negligent or reckless actions led to the death of your loved one, you might be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in Atlanta against the responsible party to get compensation.
This can help you find some measure of peace, stabilize your financial future, and move on with your life following the loss. We will fight to ensure those responsible for the death of your loved one pay for their actions.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
A representative of the estate of the deceased usually files a wrongful death claim on behalf of the survivors who had a relationship with the deceased. However, states have different laws that specify exactly who those survivors are.
In all states, a spouse may bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of his or her deceased spouse. If one of their children is killed, parents of minors may also bring a wrongful death action against the responsible party, and minors can collect compensation over the death of their parent.
State laws differ on whether adult children can sue for the wrongful death of their parents, whether parents of adult children can sue, whether grown siblings can sue for wrongful death, or whether extended relatives like grandparents or uncles aunts or cousins can sue. Usually, getting a legal remedy via a wrongful death case becomes harder; the more distant the family relationship is.
In some states, the right to bring a wrongful death claim may extend to the romantic partner of the deceased (in other words, marriage is not a requirement) and anyone who can show financial dependence on the deceased.
Who May Be Sued for a Wrongful Death?
A wide variety of persons, employees, companies, and government agencies may be sued in wrongful death lawsuits. For example, in a car accident that involves a drunk driver and a faulty roadway, a wrongful death action might include defendants such as:
- the builder or designer of the faulty roadway
- the employer or driver at-fault in the automobile accident
- the manufacturer, distributor, or installer of a dangerous or faulty part of the vehicle
- a government agent who didn’t provide sufficient warnings regarding a road hazard that caused the accident
- the owner of the premises where the alcohol was served, or
- the person(s) who sold, served or gave alcohol to the impaired driver.
Wrongful Death Damages
Potential damages in wrongful death claims – categories of losses for which the deceased’s estate or a survivor might be able to receive compensation – include:
- funeral and burial costs
- the pre-death “pain and suffering” of the deceased (often called a “survival” claim)
- loss of inheritance as a result of the death
- loss of consortium
- loss of the expected income of the deceased
- the medical treatment costs that the deceased incurred due to the injury before death
- value of the services that the deceased would’ve provided
- loss of care, nurturing, and guidance that the deceased would’ve provided, and
- loss of love and companionship.
Atlanta Death Claim Attorney
If you have lost a loved one due to the reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, our Atlanta death claim attorney at Bobe & Snell Law Office LLC can help you file a wrongful death claim/lawsuit against the responsible party.
Contact us today at 470.268.5802 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and case review with our attorney.