Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers
Montlick & Associates- Serving Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Accidents
We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a loved one is a tragic and emotionally trying time, made even more challenging when the death was caused by another person's negligent or intentional conduct. When a person’s survivors are faced with such a crisis, dealing with financial decisions and whether to bring a legal claim can be the last thing from your mind.
Unfortunately, delaying the decision to take legal action against those responsible for a loved one’s death can mean losing the option to bring a claim altogether. Georgia law allows a person the right to bring a claim for wrongful death, however delaying that right could result in a loss of evidence, missing important legal time deadlines insurance policy deadlines, and more.
Montlick & Associates has been representing the families of people tragically killed by others, through negligent or intentional conduct in Atlanta, throughout Georgia and nationwide for over 38 years.
Why Families Choose Montlick to Handle Their Wrong Death Accident Case
We fight for maximum compensation
We know the immense emotional and financial toll a loved one’s death can take on a family. We are committed to fighting for bereaved families to make sure that they can mourn their loss without the additional burden of worrying about legal matters. We will take all actions necessary to protect your legal rights, comply with legal time deadlines and notification requirements, preserve evidence, and work had to build a case that will present evidence in the most favorable light in order to maximize your financial recovery. We are committed to exploring every recovery avenue possible under the law in order to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
We will treat you like family
Our attorneys and staff know what a complicated and difficult time this can be for loved ones. We navigate the complex legal and insurance matters so your family can focus on healing. If you need our help or have a question we are just a phone call away. We will treat you and your family with the same care, compassion and dedication that we would treat our own loved ones.
We have the highest rating attainable for professional excellence, ethics, skills and integrity
We have an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings for over 150 years. Montlick Injury Attorneys earned the highest marks in legal ability and ethical standards.
We have a proven track record of success: Billions of Dollars recovered.
At Montlick & Associates, we know that no sum of money can truly compensate you for the loss of someone you love. However, we also know that you may face real economic challenges including loss of family income, extraordinary medical bills and funeral expenses. It is also important that wrongful conduct be discouraged. Where conduct is particularly aggressive or malicious, the court may even award punitive damages which can be substantial. The attorneys of Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been representing families just like yours in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and the United States for over 38 years.*
Personal Injury is our specialty
The lawyers at Montlick & Associates specialize in Personal Injury law. By focusing our practice on personal injury law only, we know the ins and outs of the claims process and personal injury legal system, so we can be the best advocates for our clients. We are experienced in helping families like yours.
Get the Legal Help You Need Today
At Montlick & Associates, our experienced wrongful death lawyers will work hard to get the best results possible in your case. Montlick & Associates is available to assist clients throughout Atlanta, all of Georgia, and the United States. No matter where you are located our attorneys are ready to help, 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). You can also use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim may arise out of many types of negligent or intentional conduct by individuals or companies. Some common examples of situations that often give rise to wrongful death claims in Georgia include the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Malpractice by a medical professional
- Defective or dangerous products
- Dangerous drugs
- Construction accidents
- Violent crimes or inadequate security
These are only a few examples as a wrongful death action may be based on almost any type of intentional or negligent act that results in a victim's death. A wrongful death action is composed of two types of claims.
- A claim brought by the family of the deceased person
- A claim brought by the estate of the deceased person
The family member(s)’ statutory claim is usually the larger of the claims for financial compensation.
Which Member of a Family Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
- If the deceased person was married, their spouse will bring the wrongful death action. If the deceased person has any children, the spouse must share any financial compensation with them.
- If the person killed was not married, then one's children have the right to bring the wrongful death claim.
- If the person killed was unmarried and has no children, then the person's parents may bring a wrongful death action.
- If the parents are no longer living, then brothers and sisters of the person killed may bring the wrongful death action.
- If none of these family members are living to bring a claim, a personal representative may be appointed to represent the deceased on behalf of "next of kin."
Types of Financial Recovery in a Wrongful Death Case
There are two types of recovery in a wrongful death action which include the claim by the estate of the victim and the other brought by the family of the victim although they are typically brought in a single lawsuit.
The court may award damages to the estate of the deceased for medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as funeral and burial expenses. Pain and suffering damages are not awarded if death is instantaneous. By contrast, this component of damages can be substantial if much time passes between the incident that causes the victim's injuries and the resulting death.
The other type of compensation awarded in a wrongful death action is the claim for the value of the loss of life. This means both the economic value in terms of lost future earnings and the intangible value of one's life. We will typically use family photos, videos and stories that give insight into one's life so that a jury will have a better feel for the intangible value of a victim's life. This type of evidence helps a jury understand that the value of someone's life is more than just the lost earnings; it is the potential experiences that the deceased will now never enjoy.
Put Our Over 38 Years of Experience to Work for You
At Montlick & Associates, our experienced Georgia wrongful death lawyers will work hard to get the best results possible in your case. Montlick & Associates is available to assist clients throughout Atlanta, all of Georgia, and the United States. 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). You can also use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat. We are ready to help your family.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
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