Wrongful Death Attorney Services
In your time of need, it is important to obtain lawyers with the experience and resources needed to properly handle the toughest wrongful death cases in Atlanta, GA.
Georgia law allows the survivors of wrongful death to recover the loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and other factors relating to the unjust loss of life.
Wrongful death cases in Georgia are very different from other personal injury cases. In the majority of cases involving personal injury, the victim (or a parent or guardian) of a wrongful or negligent injury brings their case against the at-fault person or company. In wrongful death cases, however, the victim has passed away and it is up to his or her family or estate to bring a claim for wrongful death. It is important to choose a lawyer who can identify the proper claimants and knows how to navigate the Georgia’s State, Federal and Probate Court systems.
Contact Us For Free Answers to These and Many Other Questions:
- Who represents the victim and the estate in a wrongful death case?
- Will the negligent party preserve evidence in a wrongful death case?
- What type of experience does The Millar Law Firm have handling wrongful death cases?
- What is considered a wrongful death case?
- Can a death on-the-job result in a wrongful death case?
- Which family members can bring a Georgia wrongful death case?
- Will The Millar Law Firm charge me fees if there is no financial recovery?
Please see our case results page for some examples of our work.
Georgia Wrongful Death Laws
Wrongful death claims are governed generally by Title 51, Chapter 4 of the Georgia Code; O.C.G.A. 51-4-1, et seq. We have devoted a page to information about Wrongful Death Laws in Georgia.
Our Experience with Wrongful Death claims and lawsuits
Wrongful death cases be complex, as the claim is intended to recover the loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and other factors relating to the unjust loss of life. In a wrongful death case, the survivor or survivors are entitled to recover the “full value” of the life lost. This means the value of what was lost without reducing by expenses of the deceased had he or she lived. O.C.G.A. 51-4-1(1). Calculating and recovering these expenses should not be left to chance.
Raising an estate, appointing a personal representative, protecting the rights of minors, and employing the right experts are complex matters that should be addressed quickly. We are experienced in all aspects of wrongful death claims and trials and can help you and your family take these steps immediately and take a large burden off your shoulders.
Insurance Companies Fight Wrongful Death Cases
It is essential to act swiftly after you have suffered a loss. Because there is often a lot at stake, insurance companies fight wrongful death cases especially hard and usually begin their investigation immediately. The insurance company represents the negligent party who caused wrongful death and will not necessarily preserve the evidence for you. Proper investigation can involve scientific and engineering challenges, incident reconstruction, medical analysis, and, above-all, thorough basic investigation. It is important that you obtain competent counsel early in the process to protect your rights and permit a prompt investigation.
We have successfully resolved wrongful death cases involving:
- Motorists killed in or near Atlanta by negligent tractor-trailer drivers.
- Interstate highway crashes and accidents throughout Georgia, including I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-16.
- Automobile passengers killed by negligent drivers.
- Accidents caused by bald tires or tire tread separations.
- Atlanta Drivers killed by careless, inattentive, reckless and drunk drivers.
- Pedestrians struck by negligent drivers.
- Customers assaulted and killed due to business-owner’s failure to provide adequate security.
- Construction and work-site accidents.
- Police brutality – including excessive force such as shootings, beatings, and other forms of police misconduct.
Read our FAQs for common questions and answers about Wrongful Death claims and cases in the state of Georgia.
Free Consultations. Contingent Fees.
Please feel free to call or email us with your questions and concerns. The Millar Law Firm does not charge for meeting with you in our several convenient Atlanta, GA locations and for evaluating your case. If we accept your case, most likely we will represent you on a contingent fee, meaning that there is no attorney fee unless we recover money for you.