When you lose a family member because of someone else’s negligence, it is considered wrongful death. And our legal system in Georgia allows living family members—those who have lost loved ones through wrongful death—to collect benefits for their damages and losses through filing an Atlanta wrongful death lawsuit.
Many people have lost someone unexpectedly due to another’s negligence. Because the action can never be undone, the victim’s survivors—spouse, children, or estate—are offered restitution to help replace the finances that they also lost when their family member died. These damages can include payment for loss of companionship, loss of support, loss of care, loss of assistance, loss of counsel, loss of income, loss of future wages, and loss of services, among others.
Financial compensation will never replace the loss of a loved one; however, if your family is used to depending on the decedent to be the breadwinner, you will endure financial setbacks along with the death of your household’s primary income-earner. When this occurs, it is vital to have an experienced wrongful death lawyer in your family’s corner.
A skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney will have to establish a monetary value for your damages, which requires time, preparation, art, and skill. An economic analysis of your loved one’s past wages and expected future earnings will also need to be calculated in order to establish the amount of lost financial support to which your family will be entitled.
To make sure you receive the amount your family is due, you need to make sure that you have an experienced law firm, like Shane Smith Law, in your corner. Call for a free consultation today at (980) 246-2656