Accidental Death Attorneys Augusta Can Rely On
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We don’t fight for what’s easy, we fight for what’s right. That means we always pursue the full value of your settlement–because that’s what you, your lost loved one, and your family deserve.
When a parent, child or spouse loses a loved one, surviving family members understandably experience intense pain and grief. While these powerful emotions are anticipated when a close family member dies of natural causes, family members may struggle even more when the death is the unanticipated consequence of careless, inattentive or intentional actions. Montlick holds those responsible for this tragedy accountable.
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In an overwhelming period of life, Montlick offers relief from the stress of dealing with the complicated insurance and legal matters that accompany a catastrophic injury. We handle all aspects of your case—including navigating the intentionally confusing insurance minefields—so that you get the money you deserve and you can focus on yourself and your family.
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At Montlick, we treat you with the empathy and respect you deserve. We handle your case as if it were our own, or the case of our own loved one. We work hard to make your life easier during a difficult time.
Justice after tragedy
Montlick has successfully represented relatives of the wrongfully deceased for more than 40 years. We know how to demand justice for your loved one–and win.
We represent wrongful deaths caused by:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace negligence
- and more
Augusta Wrongful Death Lawyers
Justice for Your Loved One, Support for You
We know that dealing with legal procedures and insurance hurdles can be overwhelming while also coping with the grief and the financial challenges that accompany the loss of a loved one. That’s why we’re here. We take charge of your case so you can prioritize yourself and your family. We know these situations are extremely difficult, and we are here for you every step of the way.
Our dedicated and compassionate Augusta wrongful death attorneys are committed to getting victims’ families the maximum compensation possible, and holding the person or people responsible for your loved one’s death accountable.
Augusta Wrongful Death Attorneys
How Can an Augusta Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Me?
An Augusta wrongful death legal claim usually involves two separate and distinct claims: (1) wrongful death action and (2) survival action. The damages in a wrongful death action are not part of the decedent’s personal estate but instead damages paid to compensate the family members because a loved one has been taken from them.
The damages recoverable are measured by the full value of the decedent’s life from his or her perspective. This includes both economic loss like lost future income based on typical life expectancy, and other, more intangible forms of loss such as loss of enjoyment of life experiences and pain and suffering between the time of the incident that caused injury and the time of death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
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The surviving spouse has the first priority in bringing a wrongful death claim in Georgia but any recovery must be shared with children of the decedent. If the person who dies is unmarried, then any children of the decedent may pursue a wrongful death claim.
Where the decedent has neither a surviving spouse nor children, the parents of the decedent may bring the wrongful death action. If a decedent has no surviving family members with any of these family relationships, then the executor of the estate may bring the wrongful death action on behalf of the next of kin.
The other legal claim that is typically brought in conjunction with a wrongful death claim is a survival action. The administrator of a decedent’s estate may also bring a claim for the damages suffered directly by the decedent. The action is called a survival claim because the purpose of the action is to have someone step into the shoes of the decedent.
The damages recoverable in a survival action include medical expenses, funeral/burial costs and pain and suffering if the decedent did not die instantly. Punitive damages may also be recoverable by the estate of the decedent if the facts support such damages.
Because our Georgia wrongful death lawyers have been representing the families of those whose death has been caused by a third party since we were founded in 1984, we are qualified to handle a wide variety of wrongful death claims including:
- Auto accident cases
- Trucking accidents
- Falls from elevations
- Rollover accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Violent crimes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Occupational illnesses
Our Georgia wrongful death attorneys understand the grief and financial hardship faced by family members of those who lost their lives due to intentional criminal or negligent conduct by a third party.
We believe in providing legal services based on compassion, commitment and personalized attention. We know that the emotional challenges faced by families of wrongful death victims are compounded if a lawyer fails to return phone calls or provide case status updates, so we promise to keep our clients informed about the progress of their claims and answer any questions promptly and thoroughly.
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