The loss of a loved one can devastate your Georgia family. It can leave you facing financial losses and bills, in addition to your extensive emotional suffering. While there is nothing you can do to bring your loved one back, you may be able to take legal action on behalf of your loved one and your family.
Simply losing a loved one in an accident or other type of personal injury incident is not necessarily grounds for a wrongful death claim. However, it is beneficial to explore all of your legal options and determine an appropriate course of action for you. Through a civil claim against the appropriate party, you may be able to recover some losses and certain types of damages.
How can you know if you have a claim?
A wrongful death claim can be complex. You may be unsure if you should move forward with this option, but you may have a case if you have evidence of the following:
- The unexpected and untimely death of a loved one
- Proof that another person's negligence or reckless actions caused the death
- Current and ongoing suffering financially because of the loss of your loved one
The death of a loved one is more than just an emotional loss. The deceased may have been the primary income earner, a caretaker or companion, and the death can leave many people dealing with grief and other complications. In addition to compensation for your financial losses, you may be able to secure damages for things such as lost income, loss of companionship, loss of support and more.
The amount you may be able to secure through your wrongful death claim depends on the losses you experienced and other factors. You may find it helpful to seek an evaluation of your case in order to understand an approximate amount you may be able to seek.
Advocating for your family members
The death of a loved one may have changed your family, but you can take action to hold responsible parties accountable and pursue rightful recovery for those left behind. It can be difficult to navigate the civil claims process alone, especially during a time of grief, but you do not have to walk through it alone.
One behalf of the estate of the deceased and other loved ones, you can seek guidance regarding how to move forward with a wrongful death claim and how to protect your interests.