A death in the family is a tragic event for everyone involved. The pain of loss is made even more devastating with a loved one dies as the result of a sudden accident. If you have lost a loved due to the negligent or reckless behavior of another, you deserve justice. Whether or not criminal charges have been filed, you can seek recompense through a wrongful death suit. These cases, though difficult for all parties involved, are often the only way to cover the expenses associated with the death of a loved one and to hold the negligent party responsible. If you have lost a spouse, child, parent, or sibling due to wrongful death, we can help you get justice for the deceased. At Kim Injury Law, P.C., we have the experience needed to make sure you get the compensation you deserve in your wrongful death case. If you have lost a loved one in Atlanta due to another’s negligence, contact us today.
Wrongful Death Cases
Many of the costs associated with the loss of a loved one are immeasurable, but there are also very real financial losses that can result from a wrongful death. There are often final medical bills, funeral expenses, and burial costs to be paid. If your loved one was a breadwinner for your family, you may also have to deal with the loss of his or her income. Wrongful death plaintiffs are also often awarded compensation for their pain and suffering. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you recover damages to cover all of these costs.
Wrongful death cases are often pursued in cases of:
- Drunk Driving
- Medical Malpractice
- Fatal Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
If the negligence of another driver, product manufacturer, or medical professional led to the death of your loved one, these individuals can and should be held responsible. These are just a few of the instances that may result in a wrongful death case. In Georgia, there is no cap on damages awarded in wrongful death cases. Many contributing factors – including liability, contributory negligence, assumption of risk, and causation – can be used to determine the judgment awarded to the family of the victim in these cases. Although no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, a high award can be a small victory for justice. If your loved one has been the victim of wrongful death, contact us for a free review of your case.