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 Shane Smith Law and ask to speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney.

Related Posts
  • Are You Running a Toxic Workplace? Read More
  • Business Layoffs: Best Ways for Employees to Avoid Getting Laid Off Read More
  • How Long Will My Case Take? Read More