Savannah Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the devastating emotional impact of suddenly losing a family member. While losing someone you love is always difficult, the emotional impact is intensified when your loss is caused by the careless or intentional misconduct of an individual, company or public entity. When someone you love dies because of the wrongdoing of a third-party, it can mean the loss of love, companionship, guidance and financial support. Although a wrongful death claim against a third-party, whose conduct results in the death of someone you love, cannot give you back the love of a spouse or the guidance of a parent, it can provide financial compensation to hold the third-party accountable and provide financial security for one's family.
Our experienced Savannah wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing the families of those whose lives are cut short because of negligent, reckless and intentional misconduct since 1984. Because we have been handling Savannah wrongful death claims for decades, we are intimately familiar with the tactics and strategies that insurance carriers use to avoid liability in wrongful death actions. It is a common strategy of insurance carriers for those whose careless or intentional conduct has caused the death of another to promptly initiate an investigation seeking to shift the blame to the victim of the wrongful act. Our dedicated Savannah wrongful death lawyers understand the importance of conducting an appropriate investigation and careful discovery to prevent the at-fault party from again victimizing the decedent by shifting blame back to the victim. We are committed to providing a voice on behalf of our wrongful death clients and their families.
Because our Savannah wrongful death accident attorneys have effectively represented those whose lives are taken by the dangerous conduct of others, we are qualified to provide legal representation in a vast array of wrongful death claims including but not limited to the following:
- SUV and passenger van rollovers
- Falls on construction sites
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Passenger vehicle collisions
- Drunk driving (DUI) accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective pharmaceuticals
- Workplace accidents
- Inadequate security
- Criminal attacks
- Collisions involving school, commuter, tour and long-distance buses
- Pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions
- Bicycle crashes
- Swimming pool and spa drowning accidents
- Unsafe products (e.g. choking hazards, defective vehicles)
- Slip and fall accidents involving seniors
- Fatalities caused by explosions, electrocution, fire or toxic substances
- Tractor-trailer accidents
If your love one is the victim of accidental or intentional actions of an individual, business or public entity that results in fatal injuries, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action that typically consists of two distinct legal claims. The two claims generally are brought together in a wrongful death action include a survival claim and a wrongful death claim. The action designated as a “survival claim” is essentially a recognition that an accident victims rights to recovery survive their death. The purpose of the survival claim is to provide the compensation to an injury victim that the victim would have been entitled to had he or she survived. A survival action is brought by the Personal Representative of the estate Damages that may be available in a survival action include pre-death pain and suffering (presuming death was not instantaneous), pre-death loss of enjoyment of life experience as well as pre-death economic loss including lost income and medical costs.
Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the deceased’s family by the Personal Representative of the estate. A wrongful death claim is designed to compensate the family of a wrongful death accident victim for their personal loss resulting from the death of a loved one. Family members may seek compensation for both economic and non-economic loss. Economic losses that may be compensated include loss of financial support, inheritance, services and funeral/burial costs. Family members may also seek compensation for non-economic loss including mental distress, loss of emotional support and guidance and loss of consortium (i.e. companionship and services).
Our Savannah wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to families of those who die because of the misconduct of others for nearly three decades. Our Savannah wrongful death law firm is committed to helping families obtain the financial compensation to move past their tragedy and replace lost household income. We represent our clients with empathy, compassion and diligence.
Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has suffered wrongful death, our experienced Savannah wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Savannah wrongful death case. 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 www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.