Determining your rights after your loved one has suffered fatal injuries is never any easy task. Many clients have the fight in them, but it is driven by hurt, grief, and turmoil. When the loss of a loved one occurs, the impact on the family is often devastating. Family members suffer emotionally and financially to cover the regular day-to-day expenses and other related costs such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and more. The unexpected loss of a parent, sibling, or child is hard to overcome. While personal injury actions cannot replace the relationship you had, a personal injury action can help you recover financially for the loss you sustained. The attorneys at The Persons Firm want to help you obtain relief. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.Understanding Wrongful Death Actions
Georgia defines wrongful death as a negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal act that causes the death of another. A wrongful death action may be the result of any type of accident or incident, including:
- A mistake during a medical procedure that causes fatal injury;
- A car accident, bus, or trucking accident;
- A product that was unsafe for consumer use or consumption;
- Driving under the Influence of drugs or alcohol;
- The act of murder;
The possible scenarios for which a wrongful death case can occur are endless. When these types of accidents occur, it is important to give yourself some time to process the occurrence. Afterwards, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to preserve your right to file an action prior to the two-year statute of limitations date, which limits your ability to file an action.Filing a Wrongful Death Suit
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is the first step in asserting your right to relief. In lawsuits involving the death of a family member, there are often a large number of people impacted. In fact, distant cousins, aunts, uncles, coworkers, and others may be devastated by the loss. However, Georgia limits the people who can file a wrongful death suit, as do most states. In Georgia, a spouse initially has the right to bring a wrongful death action in court. The spouse will also represent the interests of any minor children. If no spouse or children exist, then an action may be brought by any surviving parents or the personal representative of the estate.Contact an Experienced Attorney
If you have suffered a loss, our attorneys want to help you obtain monetary compensation for not only the financial difficulty that you are experiencing, but the emotional injury you sustained. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your right to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.
The Persons Firm is located in Marietta, Georgia. Contact us today to determine how we can help you obtain relief.