When a North Georgia resident loses a family member due to the negligence of another person, the loss is usually unexpected and devastating. Every day throughout America, people die in motorcycle accidents, car accidents and truck accidents. Many others die in accidents at a work site, or due to a faulty product. Accidents of many different kinds are one of the leading causes of death in America. For the family members of a person who dies in an accident, it may seem like there are no options.
However, that isn’t always the case. When a person loses a family member due to the negligence of another party, a lawsuit based on a wrongful death claim may be an option. For those who do not know, a wrongful death lawsuit is brought on behalf of the deceased person’s estate, with the objective of recovering compensation for that estate, which will then be distributed to the deceased person’s relatives.
A wrongful death lawsuit can seek to recover compensation for lost wages, which can be significant if the person who died was the primary income earner for a family. In many cases, this form of compensation is calculated by evaluating exactly how much a person was earning in income at the time of death, and then extrapolating that out for the rest of what should have been that person’s life.
At our law firm, we have seen wrongful death cases in which the family members are distraught and looking for help when they have lost a loved one and find themselves in a financial quagmire as a result. We attempt to walk our clients through the potential legal options so that they can make the best choice about how to proceed. For more information about how our firm approaches wrongful death cases, visit our website.