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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia

September 06, 2017

Our Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney Discusses Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia

It is an unfortunate reality that innocent people die every day from the negligent conduct of others.  Whether a person has suffered illness or death because of medical malpractice, or whether someone has died in a car accident because another person was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, an innocent person is gone, and will never come back.  Families will never see their loved ones again.

Wrongful Death Laws in Georgia

Because the wrongful death of a human being is such a significant injury that affects not only the deceased victim but also surviving family members, Georgia has laws that allow for certain family members to file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of their lost loved ones.  Under Georgia law, a surviving spouse, or a child if there is no spouse, can file a wrongful death lawsuit for lost family member if that that person's death was caused by another person's negligent or wrongful conduct.

Many people may not be aware that only certain family members or heirs are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of somebody else.  As such, it can be very important for anyone considering a wrongful death claim to understand what they are entitled to

The Value of Human Life

The value of a deceased victim’s life can be difficult to quantify.  A victim’s life must be evaluated by an expert as well as an attorney who can both work in tandem.  Factors to take into consideration include the past, present and future income of the deceased, the victim’s life expectancy, and the victim's relationships, among others.

The value of a persona's life can be quite different from person-to-person.  Therefore, it takes an economic expert who is knowledgeable on how to value the loss of someone's life to truly understand what that victim’s family may be entitled to in a wrongful death lawsuit.  If you have have tragically lost a family member because of someone else's negligence, contact one of our attorneys at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 38 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 38 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Our wrongful death lawyers in Georgia have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over 38 years.

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). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


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Category: Personal Injury

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the 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.