Losing a family member is never easy, especially when that loved one was killed because of a distracted driver, drunk driver, or other reckless or careless action. Sadly, families will experience a range of emotions and will have to deal with the emotional loss of losing someone they loved. When a loved one is killed in a Georgia car crash, a family is not only affected emotionally but suddenly affected financially as well.
How the Death of a Loved One Can Be Emotionally & Financially Hard on a Family
Families are emotionally affected – The death of a loved one is an emotional time for anybody, especially for families who didn’t have time to prepare or say their goodbyes. Often, families have a hard time coping with the loss. While some family members may go through all the stages of grief, other members of the family may be stuck in a state of anger. It may take a lifetime to work through the emotions of losing someone so close.
Families are financially affected – The death of a spouse or parent can cause a family’s income to change in the blink of an eye. Not only are families left with funeral expenses and medical bills associated with the death of their loved one, but they might not have enough money to pay the rent or mortgage or put food on the table.
Families who have been affected financially and emotionally due to the wrongful death of their loved one should be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. In order to recover losses for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and pain and suffering, a family needs to file a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more about your rights, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to speak with a knowledgeable Fulton County wrongful death lawyer at 770.487.8999 for a free case consultation.