Albany Wrongful Death Settlement Lawyers
When Tragedy Strikes, Montlick Offers a Path Forward
We know nothing we do can ever replace the joy your loved one brought into your life, but we can work to relieve your financial burden by pursuing the full value of your case.
If someone in your family was taken by a car accident, workplace negligence, a defective product or another preventable cause, Montlick’s team will provide you with the skilled legal representation you need during this difficult time. We will handle your claim with compassion and respect.
We perform a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the case and work toward a fair and just resolution. When wrongful death upends your life, you need support you can count on.
Fighting on Behalf of Families of Wrongful Death Victims
Montlick is renowned for having skilled, compassionate and ethical attorneys ready to help. The Montlick team of wrongful death attorneys have been representing the families of wrongful death victims for over 39 years. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, we invite you to call us for a free consultation today.
SEE IF YOU QUALIFYDo you have a case?
Here to Help
The unexpected death of a loved one is always tragic—and the trauma of the situation increases if the accident could have been prevented. We understand your pain is too much to bear alone, and we’re here to help ease some of it.
Winning Is What We Do. Caring Is Who We Are.™
Every case we take on, we treat as our own. Our promise to our clients is to treat you like family and maximize the value of your case, so you can return to your life with some of your burden lifted.
- We fight for what’s right, not what’s easy.
- We communicate compassionately and frequently.
- We uphold respect for your privacy.
- We act with integrity.
Albany, Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys
Aggressive Advocates, Empathetic Support
The unfortunate truth is that many accidents caused by negligence are preventable. After a fatal accident steals what matters most, people try to take advantage of you. Insurance companies will attempt to devalue your case; the guilty party may try to devalue your grief. When you’re processing a loss, you don’t have the emotional bandwidth to also process the extreme complexity of a wrongful death claim.
You need a tough advocate to fight for you. That’s us.
Wrongful Death Personal Injury Lawyers for Albany
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Do not delay in seeking legal assistance. Call Montlick for your free consultation today. Montlick has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over [years] years.
A wrongful death claim is a civil action seeking monetary damages because the negligent, reckless or deliberate act of an individual, public entity or company has caused a fatality. Examples of the types of incidents and injuries that frequently constitute the basis for an Albany wrongful death claim include:
- Construction site accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Crashes involving intoxicated drivers
- Homicides and other intentional violent crimes
- Failure to diagnose dangerous medical conditions
- Drugged driving crashes
- Abuse or neglect of nursing home residents leading to death
- Collisions involving tractor-trailers
- Accidents involving defective products
- Drowning incidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Other types of motor vehicle accidents
- Dangerous drugs
This is not a comprehensive list of the types of accidents or intentional acts that might create the right to pursue legal action under Georgia wrongful death laws, so families should seek legal advice if a loved one has died because of the careless or wrongful acts of a third party.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
There are several possibilities of people or entities able to bring a wrongful death claim. The decedent’s estate or surviving family members could potentially bring a claim. A surviving spouse may bring a wrongful death claim, or the decedent’s children can bring such an action in the event there is no surviving spouse. If there is no surviving spouse or children, the parents of the decedent can bring a wrongful death action. In the event that a decedent does not have any of these surviving family members, and there is no estate set up prior to the decedent’s death, a personal representative may be appointed to represent the deceased on behalf of “next of kin.”
It’s important to remember that legal time deadlines can vary greatly based on the specifics of each case. That’s why contacting a Montlick attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation is always the best thing to do.
Timing Is Key
The statute of limitations is the legal time deadline within which a party must initiate a lawsuit so they do not lose the right to pursue legal action. The correct termination of the applicable time deadline should be determined by a knowledgeable lawyer after examining the facts of your unique situation, so a prompt, free consultation with an experienced Montlick Albany wrongful death attorney is the best option. While the statute of limitations generally starts on the date of death, there are many additional factors that may impact the calculation of when the deadline expires, so it is important to seek legal advice. Given the harsh consequences of failing to comply with the statute of limitation, it is best to obtain legal advice about a potential wrongful death claim as promptly as possible.
Types of Financial Compensation
The Georgia wrongful death statute provides that damages include “the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived.” See O.C.G.A. §51-4-1. Damages may include some or all of the following:
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering of surviving family members
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Loss of loved and protection of a spouse child or parent
- Emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering of decedent from the time of the accident until death
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of value of decedent’s benefits
- Punitive damages (in appropriate cases)
Frequently Asked Questions
You Need Answers, and We Have Them
Help Where You Need it
Serving Albany, GA and Beyond
We represent you because it’s the right thing to do.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED. You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.