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The Compassionate Legal Support You Deserve When Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claim In Georgia

The loss of a loved one is devastating. When it is caused by the negligence of another, the loss is made all the worse. Here at Robert T. Homlar P.C., I have experience helping Georgia families through these most difficult times of their lives by pursuing justice for them through wrongful death lawsuits.

What Kinds Of Damages Can Be Recovered In A Wrongful Death Claim?

When you lose someone dear to you in a car crash or other accident, no amount of money can replace them. However, in Georgia, a wrongful death claim allows you and your family to seek financial compensation for “the full value of life” of the deceased. This includes damages for tangible aspects like lost wages, benefits and services. You may also seek damages for loss of companionship, care and guidance. Punitive damages are typically not available in wrongful death claims.

There is also a separate legal action, known as a survival action, that allows the deceased’s estate to seek damages for funeral expenses, medical bills, and other costs related to the death and the preceding injury or illness. In some cases, punitive damages may be pursued through such actions.

I am committed to helping families seek justice and relief in the aftermath of a fatal accident. I can help you understand your options on this front.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In Georgia, the law specifies who is eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim:

  • The deceased’s spouse
  • A child of the deceased, if no surviving spouse
  • A parent of the deceased, if no surviving spouse or children
  • The representative of the deceased’s estate, if no surviving spouse, children, or parents

As a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney, I can advise you on whether you are eligible to file such a lawsuit. If you have eligibility, I can help you with every step of bringing such a claim.

How Long Do You Have To File For Wrongful Death?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is generally two years, similar to personal injury lawsuits. There are, however, circumstances that can pause this deadline. One example is an estate not yet having gone through probate.

It’s essential to be aware of the statute of limitations and other important deadlines that apply to your case. When you choose me to help with your wrongful death case, you can count on me for clear, caring and honest guidance on these deadlines and other critical aspects of your claim.

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Call 706-831-0859 or email me for a free consultation. I provide personal, accessible attention and pursue meaningful results for clients.