In order to pursue a Georgia wrongful death claim against a negligent person or party that was responsible for causing you and your family a loss and so much grief, you need to have evidence. Evidence in wrongful death claims is necessary to establish fault and prove your case in court.
What Type of Evidence is Needed?
Sometimes evidence in wrongful death cases can include statements from witnesses, police reports, and medical records or reports. In addition, expert testimony is beneficial to strengthen a case and prove complicated matters such as product liability and workplace or vehicle safety.
In wrongful death cases, the spouse or surviving relative must have sufficient evidence that someone or something caused the death of their loved one. This evidence needs to be just sufficient enough for a jury to rule in their favor. Evidence in civil courts can show a lower burden of proof than criminal courts. The evidence in civil courts needs to be enough to indicate that it is more than likely that the defendant’s behavior led to the victim’s injuries. This is known as a preponderance of the evidence.
Although a civil preponderance sounds easier than proving a case in criminal court beyond a reasonable doubt, it is still essential to have an experienced Atlanta wrongful death lawyer on your side to build a strong case and present a compelling argument. If your loved one died due to someone else’s reckless actions, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you collect the compensation you and your family deserves. Call Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 to talk with a Douglas County injury lawyer in a complimentary consultation today.