Atlanta, Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyers
Aggressive Advocates, Empathetic Support
First and foremost, we are so sorry for your loss.
When a loved one passes away due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, it is always a tragedy. You and your family deserve compassionate support from an experienced advocate during this difficult time.
Resilient. Respectful. Responsive.
While we understand that bringing a legal action is likely far from your mind after losing a loved one, we also know that the financial pressure felt after such a loss can be significant. Our wrongful death lawyers are experienced in demanding justice for your loved one and handling these types of cases thoroughly and respectfully.
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Billions of dollars won
Our diligence shows in our results–a billion times over. For almost 39 years, Montlick’s tireless work ethic and compassionate counsel have won Atlanta residents the settlements they deserve.
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When you have a question, we have an answer. And we’re only ever a phone call or email away. Keeping clients informed throughout the legal process is one of our top priorities. We will be by your side every step of the way.
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- Communicate compassionately and frequently
- Work in your best interest
- Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
- Act with integrity and precision
Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Atlanta
Maximum Compensation. Maximum Care.
In addition to the emotional turmoil caused by the wrongful death of a loved one, family members often contend with financial difficulties due to high medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, and/or lost income or support from the deceased. This can add another layer of stress and hardship for those affected by a wrongful death. For 39 years Montlick has been putting money in our clients’ pockets—where it belongs.
Our approach to our cases is different than most big firms. We value personalized service. That means to us, you’re never just a case number. When you hire us, you’ll get to know your attorney and legal team right from the start, and you’ll never be left in the dark about your case.
Atlanta Wrongful Death Claims
Battling Big Insurance
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To the insurance companies fighting hard to minimize your payout, you’re just a claim number. Our job is to make the insurance companies understand the true value of your loss, not base your compensation on the insurance company’s cold, impersonal calculations. We will do what it takes to investigate all potential avenues of recovery, hire experts when needed, and assemble and present evidence in the most persuasive way, and work hard to get you the most money possible.
What type of damages are recoverable?
The types of damages recovered can vary from state-to-state as well. For example, the types of damages or combination of damages some states allow for wrongful death claimants include the full economic and non-economic value of the life of the victim, loss of companionship, value of support and services, and/or punitive damages, to name a few. Families may also be entitled to burial and funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred, and payment for the pain and suffering endured by the deceased victim.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
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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 (1-800-529-6333)
The laws that determine who can actually bring a wrongful death claim are complicated and can be confusing if you’ve never been down this road before. Depending on your relationship to your lost loved one, various state laws, and other unique facts and circumstances of your case, you may or may not have the right to bring a wrongful death claim. The easiest way to find out if you’re entitled to bring a claim is by calling Montlick. An attorney (not a paralegal or legal assistant—a qualified attorney) will walk you through your legal options and advise you on the next steps to take to protect your rights.
Legal Time Deadlines Vary
Why You Need to Act Now
All types of legal claims are subject to “statutes of limitations” or legal time deadlines. Failing to comply with a statute of limitations could mean that you will lose all ability and rights to financial compensation.
Every state has laws that limit the amount of time families have to file or settle wrongful death claims. Statutes of limitations in wrongful death cases normally begin running on the date of the incident that caused the victim’s death, but the amount of time a person has to file the claim varies significantly depending on the relevant state, and there are exceptions that can shorten or lengthen such deadlines. In some cases, a combination of different types of legal claims may exist that involve different time frames, which may be due to multiple defendants and/or even the laws of more than one jurisdiction.
We advise clients to take action as soon as possible when they learn they might have a legal cause of action. Some states have shorter statutes of limitations on wrongful death cases than on other personal injury cases, so it is even more important to act quickly. In auto accident cases, many insurance policies owned by the victim or the victim’s family also have timely notification requirements, meaning if a claim is not filed in time or appropriate notice is not given, the family of the decedent can lose valuable insurance money.
We want you to have the strongest case possible, and that could mean we need to preserve evidence or talk to witnesses as soon as possible. Waiting too long to contact us could mean that important evidence necessary for your case disappears or is destroyed; or and witnesses go missing or forget what happened. We throughly investigate our clients’ cases, and these factors are often extremely important elements in that investigation.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Legal Time Deadlines Vary
Wrongful death cases can be the result of many situations in which negligent, reckless or intentional conduct by an individual or company leads to a fatality. Wrongful death cases can arise from car or truck crashes, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, products liability claims, premises liability claims and more.
Generally, wrongful death lawsuits have potentially enormous monetary value, and require thorough investigation by an experienced attorney. Financial compensation could be achieved through more than one avenue, such as multiple defendants, multiple insurance policies, and more. Our lawyers know how to properly investigate a wrongful death case so that grieving families get the money they deserve.