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Steps in Filing a Peachtree City Wrongful Death Claim


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10/23/2012
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Talking with Peachtree City wrongful death lawyers is often the best way to understand the claims process and what steps will be necessary in order to hold a negligent party liable. 

You may be able to receive compensation for a wrongful death for: 

  • lost earnings;
  • medical bills; and
  • mental anguish. 

The first step you need to take is contacting a lawyer. These types of cases are complicated, with specific laws that may apply depending on the circumstances of the case. Your attorney should be familiar with the applicable laws, which can help to ensure that all necessary elements are included in your claim. 

The next step is to begin gathering evidence. You will want to do this in the early stages of your case because it can take time. There is a statute of limitations on how long you have to file a wrongful death claim so you don’t want to risk missing this deadline. In Georgia, the time limit is two years from the date of death. 

Once your claim has been filed, the accused party will either admit or deny liability. If the party admits to it, a settlement may be reached. Otherwise, your case may need to go to trial. 

With so much at stake and given the complexities surrounding these cases, contact a lawyer immediately. He or she can provide you with tips on gathering evidence, filling out paperwork and other important aspects of the claims process.  

Seeking Help from Peachtree City Wrongful Death Lawyers 

Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-487-8999 (Peachtree City) or 404-513-5415 (Atlanta), if you are filing a wrongful death claim. You can also order a copy of our FREE book which can help prepare you before meeting with a Peachtree City wrongful death lawyer. 



Category: Wrongful Death

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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