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What is the difference between a criminal case and a Georgia civil wrongful death claim?


A criminal case is filed by the government to punish an individual or company who broke a law that resulted in an person's death.
A Georgia wrongful death claim is a civil dispute between the family of the deceased and the person or company whose negligence or wrongful act caused that person's death.  A family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit even if the party at fault was not convicted in criminal court. 
If you would like to discuss a wrongful death claim for the loss of your loved one, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith and ask to speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia