Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia

The death of a family member involved in an auto collision is a difficult and emotional experience. However, Georgia law protects surviving family members by allowing them to bring suit against a defendant whose wrongful actions resulted in the death of their spouse or parent involved in the auto collision. At Holston & Huntley, LLC, our Atlanta, Georgia, wrongful death lawyers represent people like you, who have been impacted by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are here to help you get through this unthinkable time. We have the experience, resources, and dedication necessary to fight for your rights.

Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys Guiding Bereaved Families

Georgia’s wrongful death statute provides that a surviving spouse of the decedent or the decedent’s children can recover damages for the full value of the life of a loved one killed in an auto collision or other incident. If there is no surviving spouse or child, the parents of the decedent may bring the wrongful death claim.

There are generally three elements that a wrongful death claimant must establish.

  • The deceased’s death must have been caused by the defendant
  • The conduct of the defendant must have been negligent, reckless, and/or intentional
  • The claimant must be an appropriate party to bring the action

Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia

Forms of compensation in a wrongful death car accident — or any wrongful death accident — often include economic damages, such as projected lifetime income and the lost value of services. Additionally, you may recover non-economic damages, which include the loss of care, companionship, and other intangible benefits. Finally, Georgia allows the executor of the deceased’s estate to bring a survival action. This allows you to recover damages for the deceased’s pain and suffering before death, medical expenses, and funeral and burial costs.

Seek Guidance from an Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer After a Fatal Accident

Wrongful Death

Call us if you have questions regarding your legal options after the death of a spouse, parent, or child. We can help you decide whether to bring a wrongful death claim and what steps to take next. Holston & Huntley, LLC, serves victims and their families throughout Georgia. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 1 (844) GA-BUDDY, 1 (404) 474-2970 or contact us online.

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