Norcross Wrongful Death Attorneys
When you receive the heartbreaking news that someone you love has been prematurely taken from you in a tragic accident or violent crime, the pain and grief is overwhelming. When you lose a child, parent or spouse, the loss not only has a profound emotional impact but also can inflict extreme financial hardships in the form of medical expenses and lost family financial support. Our Norcross wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates are dedicated to providing effective legal representation to families that face the daunting task of dealing with insurance adjusters and legal obstacles while coping with the emotional pain of losing a close family member. While financial compensation cannot give you back the love of a spouse or the guidance of a parent, it can ease the financial hardships that accompany the loss of a loved one to a serious injury or violent crime.
At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated and compassionate Norcross wrongful death attorneys have been providing legal counsel and representation to the families of wrongful death victims since our law firm was established in 1984. Our Norcross wrongful death attorneys focus on providing effective legal representation by conducting appropriate investigations, careful analysis of the law and facts, persuasive legal arguments and convincing advocacy. The substantial verdicts and settlements that we have obtained for our clients have allowed families to obtain the financial recovery necessary to rebuild their lives after the loss of a family member.
Our Norcross wrongful death lawyers understand that losing someone you love is never easy, but it is made more difficult when a loved one dies because of the inattentive, careless or criminal actions of a third party. Our Norcross wrongful death law firm handles a wide range of wrongful death cases, including the following:
- SUV rollover accidents
- Car crash caused by speeding drivers
- Trucking accidents (tractor-trailer, big-rig, 18-wheeler, semi-truck)
- Construction project accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Negligent security that permits a fatal violent attack
- Bus accidents
- Aviation crashes
- Cases involving dangerous drugs and defective pharmaceuticals
- Medical error resulting in a fatality
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Drowning incidents in pools
- Accidental and intentional firearm shootings
- Nursing home abuse
- Fatalities caused by defective products
The term wrongful death case is really a bit of a misnomer because it involves two distinct but related claims under Georgia law. One action is brought on behalf of the estate of the person who has died to obtain compensation that an accident victim would normally be entitled to in a personal injury case. This action is called a survival action, which is brought by the personal representative of the estate. The survival action is intended to reimburse the estate for the direct losses to the decedent, including medical expenses, pre-death physical pain, pre-death mental distress and pre-death loss of income.
The other type of action that is brought as part of a wrongful death action is a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is filed by the Personal Representative of the estate. This action is intended to compensate family members for the losses and damages that they suffer personally when a loved one is taken from them prematurely. Financial compensation for wrongful death actions may include:
- Economic Damages: Funeral/burial expenses, loss of inheritance, loss of support, loss of services
- Non-Economic Damages: Loss of companionship and society, mental anguish
A successful wrongful death action essentially involves establishing the same factual/legal elements as a personal injury action and that the wrongful conduct caused the death of the decedent. A wrongful death action may be based on negligent conduct, which is defined as conduct that does not conform to ordinary care to protect others from a foreseeable risk of injury. Wrongful death actions also may be based on reckless or intentional conduct that foreseeably causes the death of another. When the misconduct that causes death rises to this more egregious level, punitive damages may also be assessed to punish the offending party and discourage similar future behavior.
If someone you love dies because of the misconduct of a third party, our experienced Norcross wrongful death attorneys provide compassionate and effective legal representation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Norcross wrongful death attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.