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Realistic Expectations in Georgia Wrongful Death Cases

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 126,438 unintentional injury deaths in 2010; this was the fifth highest cause of death in the United States. By comparison, there were 33,783 auto accident deaths.  

Georgia wrongful death attorney Shane Smith can help a victim's family receive compensation for their loss.

Georgia statutes have broad provisions for harsh penalties in wrongful death cases. These ensure that responsible parties are held accountable and a decedent's estate is compensated for the loss.

Parties bringing a wrongful death suit will need to provide evidence in the form of videos, photos, letters and stories from the deceased's life. They should expect to participate in depositions and potentially a trial. It is often necessary to file a lawsuit against the culpable parties in order to bring about an equitable resolution. The length may vary depending on how willing the opposing party is to settle and whether there is a related criminal trial.

If a death is caused by the negligence of another then the decedent's family may be entitled to legal relief through a wrongful death lawsuit. You should hire an experienced Clayton County wrongful death attorney if you will file a lawsuit on behalf of a family member who died due to another's negligence. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia