Losing a loved one is difficult for everyone. The loss can become even greater if it was due to someone’s act of negligence. If you lost a family member due to another party’s negligent driving, you can seek compensation through a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the deceased by a family member.
Many times with these types of situations, family members are left with no means to take care of the expenses associated with losing someone and they don’t know who to turn to for help. Wrongful death suits help those family members with appropriate compensation due to losing a loved one unexpectedly.
What you Can Do
Driving under the influence is not only dangerous for the driver but to any on-board passengers, pedestrians, and to every driver on the road. Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety works hard to enforce Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance law. With this law, drivers are warned against driving under the influence and if drivers are tested and found driving with a Blood Alcohol (BAC) level of .08 they will be arrested.
Unfortunately, with all the proper precautions accidents involving fatalities still occur. You can bring those responsible to justice and receive damages that can provide some financial relief. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can determine the necessary steps to take and the damages you are able to collect such as:
Possible Disciplinary Damages
- Medical bills incurred due to accident but prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future income
- Property damages
- Compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress
- Loss of Benefits, which can include retirement benefits
Drunk driving can be prevented, but due to negligence many decide to get behind the wheel intoxicated. If you are suffering from the loss of a child, parent, or sibling due to wrongful death the Atlanta personal Injury attorney can help bring you peace of mind. Let’s work together to bring negligent drivers to justice.