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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

The loss of a loved one is an indescribable tragedy, and when that loss is due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, it adds an extra layer of grief and complexity. Wrongful death claims provide a legal avenue for families to seek justice and compensation for the untimely death of a family member. As compassionate wrongful death lawyers at Cheves Briceno in Georgia, we are dedicated to assisting you through this challenging time.

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What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies due to the negligent or intentional actions of another party. These claims seek to hold the responsible party accountable for the death and provide compensation to the surviving family members who have suffered as a result.

10 Types of Circumstances Leading to Wrongful Death

Wrongful death can occur in various circumstances, and understanding these situations is crucial for recognizing when legal action may be warranted. Here are ten common scenarios:

  1. Car Accidents: Reckless driving, impaired driving, or negligence can lead to fatal car accidents.
  2. Medical Malpractice: Negligence by medical professionals resulting in death, such as surgical errors or misdiagnoses.
  3. Workplace Accidents: Fatalities occurring on the job due to unsafe working conditions or employer negligence.
  4. Product Liability: Defective products causing fatal injuries, from faulty machinery to dangerous pharmaceuticals.
  5. Criminal Actions: Homicide or assaults leading to death can result in wrongful death claims.
  6. Nursing Home Neglect: Negligence or abuse in nursing homes resulting in a resident’s death.
  7. Aviation Accidents: Plane crashes or aviation-related incidents causing fatalities.
  8. Premises Liability: Fatalities due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.
  9. Dangerous Drugs: Death resulting from the use of dangerous or poorly labeled medications.
  10. Construction Accidents: Fatalities at construction sites due to inadequate safety measures.

Georgia Law: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

In Georgia, only certain individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. These include the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. If there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent, the administrator of the deceased’s estate may file a claim.

Georgia Law: Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

It’s essential to be aware of the statute of limitations governing wrongful death claims in Georgia. Generally, the claim must be filed within two years of the date of death. Failing to file within this timeframe may result in the loss of the right to pursue a claim.

Georgia Law: Recoverable Damages for Wrongful Death

Georgia law allows for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages in wrongful death claims. Economic damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of financial support. Non-economic damages cover the emotional pain, suffering, and loss of companionship experienced by the surviving family members.

What Can Be Awarded in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Georgia law allows for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages in wrongful death claims. Economic damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of financial support. Non-economic damages cover the emotional pain, suffering, and loss of companionship experienced by the surviving family members.

Economic Damages

1. Medical Expenses

Costs associated with medical treatment and care before the deceased’s passing.

2. Funeral and Burial Costs

Expenses related to the funeral service and burial or cremation.

3. Loss of Financial Support

Compensation for the income and financial support the deceased would have provided.

Non-Economic Damages

1. Pain and Suffering

Compensation for the emotional distress experienced by the surviving family members.

2. Loss of Companionship

Damages for the deprivation of the deceased’s companionship and guidance.

Why Choose Cheves Briceno for Your Wrongful Death Claim?

Cheves Briceno brings a wealth of experience to wrongful death claims in Georgia. Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers have successfully navigated complex cases, securing maximum favorable outcomes for grieving families. We understand the emotional toll these cases take, and our compassionate approach to your circumstance, and aggressive approach to getting you maximum compensation for your loss ensures that your legal journey is handled with sensitivity.

Our Attorneys Handle Wrongful Death Claims on a Contingency Fee Basis

Our wrongful death attorneys believe that finances should never hinder your pursuit of justice.  The wrongful death lawyers at Cheves Briceno operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay unless we successfully recover compensation for your wrongful death claim. Our commitment to operating on a contingency fee basis reflects our confidence in our ability to achieve justice for you.

Free Consultations from the Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Georgia Mean No Obligation-- Just Support

We understand that every case is unique, and you may have questions specific to your situation but want to get to know our wrongful death lawyers before you retain us. That’s why we offer free consultations for wrongful death claims. This initial consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss the details of your case with an experience wrongful death lawyer, explore your legal options, and gain insight into the potential outcomes of pursuing a wrongful death claim. Importantly, this consultation comes with no obligation, ensuring that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Compassionate and Aggressive Advocacy for Maximum Compensation

Losing a loved one is an incredibly challenging experience, and our team at Cheves Briceno is committed to providing compassionate advocacy to you and your family throughout the legal process. But with those from whom we are seeking justice, we are aggressive and strategic, because the only interest we have in mind is your interest. We are unique in this respect, wrongful death attorneys who aim not only to secure the compensation you deserve but also to offer support and guidance during this difficult time.

Contact Wrongful Death Lawyers Cheves Briceno Today

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, taking legal action may be a crucial step toward obtaining justice and financial relief. Contact Cheves Briceno today for a free consultation. Let our experienced and compassionate wrongful death lawyers guide you through the process, standing by your side as you seek the justice and compensation your family deserves.

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