A wrongful death is any death that was directly or indirectly caused by negligence, willful conduct, or indifference to the safety of others. In some cases, the person is killed instantly or dies shortly after the accident. In other wrongful death cases, the person may die months or even years afterward because of complications or illness tracing back to the injury.
Who can file a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Georgia, the surviving spouse can file to recover damages from the responsible parties, and any compensation received is shared with minor children. If there is no surviving spouse, the right to the lawsuit passes on to the children. In cases where there is no spouse or children, the rights pass to the parents of the deceased. If none of these cases apply, the administrator of the estate can file a claim on behalf of the next of kin.
Pope McGlamry has experienced wrongful death attorneys that have helped families recover damages in a wide range of circumstances and types of accidents including:
- auto accidents
- commercial vehicle and truck accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- bicycle accidents
- drunk driver accidents
- defective product accidents
- defective medical devices
- construction site accidents
- medical malpractice
- breach of security
- negligent prison condistions
Choosing the Right Wrongful Death Attorney
A death in the family is devastating and heart-wrenching, especially when a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence or intentional acts. Family members left behind are confronted with a sudden and shocking loss.
When a spouse, parent, sibling, or other relative of a wrongful death victim contacts Pope McGlamry, we understand their distress and realize it can be a very difficult and emotional process. There are so many questions:
- How did this happen?
- Why wasn’t something done to prevent this from happening?
- How will we pay the medical bills and funeral costs?
- How can we go forward financially and emotionally as a result of this tragedy?
Pope McGlamry has the experience and resources to investigate and litigate wrongful death cases and guide you step by step through the process. By pursuing the case not only could you receive compensation for the loss of your loved one, but you may be able to prevent it from happening to someone else. Contact us today to learn more and get a free evaluation of your case.