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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 40 years. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, we invite you to call us for a free consultation today.

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Attorney Jason Saltzman and his assistant Kris Brown did an exceptional job working my case. From beginning to end they were very caring about my injuries and concerns. They responded to all my calls, text and emails in a timely fashion and never seem to have an issue with all my questions, and I had many. Because of their obvious honesty, I decided that I could trust them to handle my business and decided to utilize patience. Although there were times that I wondered what was going on, was convinced that they had my best interest in mind. Kris made sure that she requested any and all documents and information they needed and followed up with me if needed. I would recommend this team at Motlick and Associates to anyone who may find themself in a situation like mine and have to endure the pain, suffering and injuries that I endured. At the end of the day I believe they did the best they could on my behalf. Although I am still experiencing the after effects of my surgery. I fell a since of relief from the outcome my team was able to achieve. Thank you Attorney Saltzman and Kris Brown.
Attorney Jennifer Fleming and her Assistant, Joy Herrington were beyond amazing! They were both very professional and patient. As well, no gaps in communication (major plus for me) and my case received above my expectations. Thank you team for educating me through the process and all you did to help my case.
I had the pleasure of working with Ellen Forrester when I tell you she fought tooth and nail for me she did just that! The insurance company was not willing to pay a dime for my injuries but Ms. Forrester was not only persistent and knowledgeable she was on top of her game. Thanks to her and her team I was able to win my case.
Paula Molano was my attorney and I must say she did an amazing job with my case. She kept me informed on everything and any questions I had she answered. Very amazing attorney shes the best in my eyes. Thanks for everything
My first experience with Montlick I have no complaints. My lawyer Nick stayed on top of everything with the best advice, keeping in touch with me via text, email or phone call even if it was just checking on me to see how I was doing. He thoroughly explained everything to me and left no questions unanswered. I would definitely recommend montlick to my family and friends anyday. Thanks again Nick for all your hard work with my case.
Montlick Injury Attorneys (Scott M. Patterson) and Staff (Sarah / Tamia) were very professional, thoughtful, caring, transparent, and work extremely hard to reach the best injury settlement outcome for our case. Thank you!
Incredible service! Mr. Ellis Lui went over and beyond what I expected with a trying DUI case. Thank You again!
Caring, professional and thorough. They go above and beyond to make sure your well being is taken care of first. Both Douglas and Gia are a team that cannot be matched by any other firm. They call you within the first week to let you know they take their job very serious without any form of arrogance. Thank you for representing me and my child! I'm a client for life!
I highly recommend Ellis C. Liu! Thank you Montlick & Associates for everything!
Attorney Alyssa White & Antonia Morris were great to work with. They were accessible to answer questions and always provide timely responses and continuous updates of the process. Attorney Alyssa reached out to me to provide me an update days before having her baby… I would say that’s SUPERB dedication to service. I appreciate all the work & support you both provided. Thank you Attorney Alyssa White & Antonia Morris Legal Assistant & the Montick & Associate Law Firm for representing me in my time of need.Sincerely,Rita Williams
Scott Patterson did a good job. Thank you.Thumbs up to Jeff Drew also.
Mrs. Sara Root and her assistant Chris are the best..Mrs. Root is a very smart attorney she does her research and analyze everything about your case!! I had a spinal injury that resulted to surgery due to being rear ended in a car accident ..They kept me updated through every step..Chris called to check on me often and Mrs. Root made sure i understood everything..Yes i will have back pains in the future but she ensured that i was well compassionated for my life changes due to my injury.. I am so grateful to have had them during my recovery process. Thanks guys!..We met and talk about God m having faith and a connection! I give Montlick a 10 out of 10..I highly recommend them..Thanks to all that participated in making this process smooth and successful!! Awesome Awesome Awesome Team!!
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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.

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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? 

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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.”

Legal Time Deadlines Vary

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.

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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

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What Are Georgia Deadlines for Filing Car Accident Insurance Claims & Lawsuits?
For personal injury claims resulting from a car accident, the statute of limitations in Georgia is usually two years from the date of the accident. This means you would have two years to file a lawsuit against the responsible party/parties. Failure to file within this time frame could result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries. The statutes of limitations can vary depending on the jurisdiction of the accident.
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Another lawyer told me I don’t have a case. What should I do?
We always recommend that if a lawyer rejects your personal injurycase, that you should seek a second opinion about your claim from a trusted personal injury lawyer.
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What are punitive damages?
Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are a type of damages awarded in a civil lawsuit, intended to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct and deter them and others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
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How long do I have to pursue a wrongful death claim?
The period of time can be as short as one year or as long as eight years
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