When a person dies in an accident, certain surviving family members can file a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. In Georgia, the surviving spouse of the deceased is the first surviving family member who has the right to file a wrongful death claim. If there is no surviving spouse, the children of the deceased are next in line to file the claim. If the deceased has minor children, an adult guardian or representative will take responsibility for the legal proceedings on their behalf.
The different damages that may be recovered include: Medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and the value of the life of the decedent, which takes into account the income –earning potential of deceased party.
Call us to help you through this difficult time and to help identify if there was negligence that led to your loved one’s death.