When you have lost someone close, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may not be your first thought. But the impact of one’s death can be more than just an emotional trauma. It’s often financial as well. For many, wrongful death claims also provide a means of accountability for careless, reckless, or even criminal acts, and… Read More
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Understanding Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Georgia
How Long After a Wrongful Death Can You Sue?
When someone you love dies suddenly, it can feel like your whole world has stopped. What’s only just begun, though, is the clock on the wrongful death claim, called the statute of limitations. Statute of limitations means how long do you have to file a lawsuit; it does not have to be concluded, but it… Read More
When Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death: Recovering the Loss of a Loved One in Georgia
When negligence leads to wrongful death in Georgia, representatives of the person who died can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the tortfeasor(s) (persons alleged to be responsible) to collect damages for things like lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and loss of emotional support. The crux of “liability” – or another person’s obligation… Read More
The Myth About Frivolous Lawsuits
The Wall Street Journal reports that 87% of voters agree that “there are too many lawsuits filed in America.” But what kind of lawsuits are most individuals talking about? In most situations involving frivolous lawsuits, individuals are referring to civil cases, not criminal cases like assault, personal injury, or wrongful death. Civil cases are intended… Read More
Proving Wrongful Death by Negligence in Civil Cases
The sudden death of someone you love is devastating no matter the cause. When you suspect or know the loss was the result of another’s careless, reckless or criminal actions, you want both answers and accountability. Wrongful death in Georgia civil lawsuits must meet very specific criteria, which is why consulting with a knowledgeable and… Read More
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?
Georgia law defines wrongful death as death of another person caused by negligent, reckless, intentional or criminal act. The law permits a victim’s estate or surviving family members to bring a claim for damages against an at-fault party. Those who can bring a wrongful death claim include: OCGA § 51-4-2 governs who can bring a wrongful… Read More
A Time for Action: Your Guide to Suing for Wrongful Death in Georgia
The only immediate certainty when you lose someone to a sudden wrongful death is that life will never again be the same. Suing for wrongful death in Georgia won’t change that fact. However, it can save you from drowning financially. It’s also a means holding responsible parties accountable for careless, reckless or intentional actions that… Read More
Suing For Wrongful Death Offers Justice For Surviving Family Members [CASE]
Dealing with the unexpected passing of a beloved family member is never easy. It can be particularly hard when it results from an accident or conditions that were otherwise preventable. When the reckless and negligent actions of others are responsible for a loved one’s loss, suing for wrongful death can provide a sense of justice…. Read More
Reasons to Contact an Attorney If a Family Member Died in a Plane Crash
While plane crashes are very rare events, the results are often devastating. If you have a loved one who has been killed in a plane crash, you are likely grieving and struggling to cope with the aftermath. When someone dies because of a plane crash, the loss to their surviving loved ones is sudden and… Read More
When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Reasons You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney If you or a loved one are injured by another, you should contact a lawyer to help you understand your rights. If your friend or loved one dies or is catastrophically injured, then the right lawyer can help you with estate issues as well as advise you… Read More