PI Attorney Shane Explains to Families of Gwinnett County Wrongful Death Accident Victims How Georgia Law Works
Everyday people in Georgia are involved in fatal Gwinnett Count personal injury accidents that occur from a variety of sources. When someone is negligent or reckless in upholding their duty of care, a wrongful death can occur. Regardless of a how and why a family member dies at the hand of an at-fault third party. If you believe your family members has died due to the negligence or reckless of a person, company or both, contacting Georgia wrongful death attorney Shane Smith will evaluate the circumstances of your loved one’s fatal Lilburn personal injury accident.
There are many ways that fatal Gwinnett County personal injury accidents may occur in Georgia:
- An incompetent surgeon or one that has breached their duty of care
- Mass transit crash (bus, plane or train)
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Workplace related death (acute fatal injury or long-term exposure to toxins)
If circumstances from a fatal Gwinnett County personal injury accident show to prove fault, either negligence or recklessness, only certain persons are allowed by Georgia state law to file on behalf of their loved one. According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-1, there is an order as to whom may file a civil lawsuit for damages against the at-fault parties.
- If there is a surviving spouse, he or she may file on behalf of their deceased spouse
- If the fatal personal injury accident occurs to a widowed spouse, one or more of the surviving children can file
If a spouse, brother, sister, mother, father, or any other family member has been killed due to the negligence of a third-party, speaking with a Georgia wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will enable you to obtain justice on your loved one’s behalf and provide you and your family with closure. Call (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation and see what legal rights you have!