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Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyer Shane Smith Explains the Potential For Legal Recovery

The following is only for informational purposes and can and does not guarantee any potential for a wrongful death claim, or even if one exists, but illustrates the power and results of a wrongful death claim.

According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), life and the loss of it through a wrongful death claim can result in emotional and financial justice and closure for the loss of a deceased family member.

What does the AJC say?

A story hinged around an innocent victim suffering an unintended bullet wound by law enforcement when they were executing an undercover drug enforcement investigation. The victim was hit by a bullet when he unknowingly entered a convenience store and law enforcement unintentionally shot and the victim.

While law enforcement was eventually vindicated when a jury decided the shooting was justified, the victim’s family consulted a Georgia wrongful death attorney to see what their legal options were. While every single detail will never be known, the family filed a wrongful death personal injury claim against the Deputy in connection with the shooting. A jury found that the law enforcement officer acted with more force than reasonably justified and warranted for the scope of the drug investigation.

This is one potential cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. However, the general concept here is to understand that if another’s acts have caused the death of another, a wrongful death claim may exist. Examples include:

  • Causing an auto accident that leads to an innocent passenger or driver driving from the accident’s injuries
  • A criminal assault (gun-shot, poisoning, etc.)
  • Workplace violence that leads to an employee’s death, caused by the alleged shooter.

If you believe a family member was killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, you may have a wrongful death claim. However, your experienced Gwinnett County wrongful death attorney is capable of deciding if your circumstances merit a personal injury claim. When you call the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you are able to schedule a free legal consultation with a Rest Haven wrongful attorney. Please call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999. 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia