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What is the first step I should take when considering bringing a wrongful death suit against someone?

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The very first step you should take is to speak with an experienced Georgia wrongful death attorney. A lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area of law will be able to tell you if you have a valid case and more about your rights under the law. It is very important that you contact an attorney immediately and not wait too long because there are statutes of limitations (certain windows of time) in which you can bring your suit.

Because there are different statutes of limitations in Georgia for different personal injury cases, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit; however, you may have more time, depending upon the circumstances and factors of the case. Because the laws are complex, it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible in order to not miss the window for bringing your suit. If you miss the time period, you jeopardize your legal rights and won’t be able to pursue your claim for damages.

In order to bring a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent person, it must be filed within a certain time limit. Unfortunately, many people often sit in a state of shock, are in denial, or are in too much pain to think about pursuing a lawsuit. When people lose a spouse, parent, or child, they can lose their rights to pursue damages if they wait too long to file a claim. Because most people aren’t aware of the different statutes of limitations, it is critical to seek the advice of a skilled wrongful death lawyer in Peachtree City, Georgia.

To speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney in a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 today, and find out the statute of limitations that relates to your case.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia