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Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Settlements

March 13, 2016

Losing a loved one in an unexpected accident is heartbreaking. The relatives of those tragically killed in car, truck and related accidents find themselves suddenly coping with their traumatic loss, while also suffering the financial repercussions. The family members of those killed can seek compensation through a wrongful death action filed against the party responsible for the accident. Wrongful death claims are complex and seeking a settlement for these actions can be difficult.

The wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the impact of losing a family member too soon. We assist the relatives of those killed in car and other accidents with bringing strong wrongful death lawsuits and negotiating settlements. The following is a look at wrongful death settlements in the state.

Wrongful Death Cases Usually End in Settlement

Most wrongful death cases, just personal injury cases, will end in settlement. This is due to a variety of reasons, and some of the benefits of a settlement include, among others:

• Time—settlements are generally achieved far quicker than it would take to bring a case to trial. When a family has lost the income of their primary wage earner, this time may be vital.
• Expense—settlements are less costly because, they will not require additional payments to expert witnesses, travel expenses, and other further litigation costs.
• Surety—when you chose to settle, you know what the outcome of the case will be and you agree to that sum. With a trial, the outcome is not certain.

On the other hand, there are some negative aspects to settlement. There is a chance you would be awarded more by taking the action to trial. However, these benefits must be tempered by the reality that you also could have lost.

Settlement Considerations

Your wrongful death attorney will assist you in calculating a potential settlement figure that would cover your losses related to the death of your loved one. Economic damages that can be pursued by an estate in a survival claim will often include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills and other costs. Wrongful death damages will include a variety of intangible damages, such as loss of companionship and more. Your wrongful death attorney will negotiate on your claim with the goal of reaching a figure that accommodates these losses then work towards a positive settlement based on them. Your settlement will depend in part on the strength of your case, any contributory negligence, your damages and other factors.

Put Our Over 38 Years of Legal Experience to Work For You!

If you have lost your loved one in a car, truck, or other sort of accident, you will need dedicated representation to fight for justice for your tragedy. The Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims and their families in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 38 years of experience that we will bring to your case.

Our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and skill to enhance your ability to obtain a full monetary recovery. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Personal Injury

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