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I don’t feel like I should be thinking about money at a time when I’m very emotional about losing my only parent by a drunk driver. Can I wait to pursue a case?

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Losing someone you love, especially your only parent, can be tragic. What makes your situation worse is that you may not have had a chance to say good-bye, share final thoughts, or send your love. When unexpected deaths occur, the family of the deceased can take years to fully grieve. You might feel sadness, anger, resentment, emptiness, numbness, or many other emotions

While experiencing different emotions after a death is normal, it is important that you do not miss your window for filing a personal injury case or wrongful death claim in Georgia. There are different statutes of limitations that vary depending on the nature of the case. You may have up to a year or two to file, but it is important to talk to an experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case and find out when you should consider filing a claim.

You may have some time to wait to pursue a civil case, but the criminal case against the drunk driver will not wait on you. While our Georgia DUI victim attorneys understand that you are dealing with many different emotions and don’t want to focus on pursuing a lawsuit at this time, it also is very important to your future that you do pursue a wrongful death case in a timely manner and speak with a lawyer before it is too late. 

For more information, contact an Atlanta DUI victim attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 and request a free consultation today to find out more. Also, be sure to request a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia