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The unexpected death of a loved one is always tragic–and the trauma and grief only increase when the accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence.
The unfortunate truth is that many fatal accidents are preventable. If someone in your family was killed in an auto accident, or by workplace negligence, aggression, or other actions by a third party, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. While of course nothing can truly compensate you for the loss of your loved one, a wrongful death settlement can help to ease the financial burden of your loss and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Pursuing a legal claim is probably the furthest thing from your mind right now as you grieve your loved one. That’s why Montlick is here. Our compassionate attorneys handle all aspects of your case for you and ensure that your legal rights are protected, so you can concentrate on yourself and your family during this difficult time.
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If you’ve experienced the sudden loss of a family member due to the actions of another party, call Montlick today.
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There’s a reason you’ve heard our name. Our firm has decades of experience helping families like yours get the compensation they deserve after the loss of a loved one.
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Every case we take on, we take personally. Our promise to our clients is to pursue the full value of your claim with compassion and empathy, so you can return to your life with justice for your loved one and the financial security you deserve.
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- Fighting for what’s right, not what’s easy.
- Communicating compassionately and frequently.
- Honoring your grief.
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Macon Wrongful Death Accident Lawyers
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Family members coping with the premature loss of a loved one resulting from a preventable accident or violent criminal act can experience especially intense pain.
While insurance claims and financial issues might not seem like a priority when confronting the emotional hardships of the death of a family member, the financial recovery from a wrongful death claim can provide necessary financial support for family members.
Our Macon wrongful death attorneys handle the legal and insurance issues for our clients so that they can focus on moving forward after tragedy. Montlick is committed to providing a voice to those who have been silenced by the negligent, reckless and intentional acts of others.
Wrongful Death Law in Macon, Georgia
What is a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
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The types of compensation available and the exact value of your claim will depend on the unique facts of your case, but you can get more specific information about your situation in a free call with a Macon wrongful death attorney.
Generally, wrongful deaths can be divided into two broad categories:
Negligent Conduct: Normally, Georgia wrongful death law defines wrongful death in such cases as a fatality caused by the failure of an individual to exercise reasonable care. There are many types of unsafe behavior that can create hazards and cause accidents, such as car and truck accidents including distracted or reckless driving, construction accidents, negligence by healthcare providers, slips trips and falls, accidents involving defective products, and more.
Intentional Misconduct: These cases typically involve criminal activity, such as murder, vehicular manslaughter, elder abuse and similar types of criminal acts that cause a fatality. When a wrongful death is the result of a criminal offense, the responsible party typically will face a criminal prosecution, but the civil process (what we do) provides an avenue for obtaining financial compensation for the victim’s family.
Who can bring a wrongful death claim?
Georgia wrongful death claims generally will be brought by a surviving spouse, or if there is no surviving spouse, the action may be brought by a surviving child. Even if a spouse brings the action, the proceeds of the wrongful death lawsuit also must be shared with children of the decedent (O.C.G.A. §51-4-2).
The percentages distributed between a surviving spouse and the children of the decedent depends on the number of children so you should ask an experienced Macon wrongful death attorney about the appropriate distribution in your case.
Finally, if there is neither spouse nor children of the deceased, the right to compensation goes to the decedent’s surviving parents and, if there are no living parents, then to the decedent’s estate.
Under Georgia wrongful death law, there are three general categories of damages that can be available in a legal action involving a fatal injury:
- Medical, funeral and other necessary expenses stemming from the injury or death of the decedent (O.C.G.A. §51-4-5(b))
- Full value of life of the decedent (O.C.G.A. §§51-4-2(a), 19-7-1(c)(1)).
- Pain and suffering, medical bills and other damage arising between the time of injury and death (§9-2-41) (This portion of the wrongful death case is referred to as a “survival action.”).
For more information about your specific legal rights, and those of your loved ones, contact us today.