Losing a family member is tragic, and you deserve compensation for the irreparable hole that has been dug out of your heart. At Sams, Larkin, Huff & Balli, LLP, we represent families and individuals throughout Georgia who have lost loved ones (decedents) in traumatic accidents caused by the negligence and wrongful acts of others. We understand that your case is unique, and we will work diligently to represent your best wishes while pursuing financial recovery on behalf of the decedent's estate and survival actions for personal injury to the decedent.
Who Is Eligible To Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
There is a limited amount of time for the personal representative of the decedent's estate to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party, whether it is an individual, a company or a public entity. The statute of limitations is even shorter against a public entity such as a city or state government.
Parties that are beneficiaries of a decedent's will are beneficiaries of a wrongful death settlement or jury award. The award is distributed according to the decedent's will.
If you are suffering or will suffer monetary damages as the result of the wrongful death of a loved one, it is critical that you seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible.
What Damages Are Awarded In Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
Whether your loved one was killed in a car accident, during a routine medical procedure or while at work, you are entitled to compensation if negligence, malpractice or a wrongful act was the cause of the fatal injury.
Damages in wrongful death cases may include:
- Loss of support
- Loss of income (including potential future earnings)
- Loss of parental guidance
- Lost prospect of inheritance
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Punitive damages in cases of serious or malicious wrongdoing
Our Marietta-based wrongful death attorneys will collaborate with appropriate expert witnesses, independently investigate your case and build a customized case that incorporates each unique aspect and piece of evidence necessary to maximize your compensation. We are prepared to thwart challenges to your case, and we will help you make informed decisions throughout the legal process.
We will establish the full value of your loved one's life and the costs of the fatal car wreck or whatever tragic event caused your loss. Putting a dollar figure on your loved one's life is not the most compassionate remembrance, but it is a necessary process to help you and your family recover from this tragedy.
Schedule A Free Initial Attorney Consultation
Please call us at 770-884-4819, or email us to speak with one of our caring attorneys in Marietta. We will pursue more than the insurance company is offering because initial settlements from insurance companies are never enough and never the full amount that you deserve.
We will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. Only if we achieve a favorable settlement in your case will you pay attorneys' fees.