When someone is taken from you unexpectedly due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia should be pursued. However, our Peachtree City wrongful death lawyers know that family members often have a difficult time pursuing a lawsuit for damages, as they don’t want to profit from their loved one’s death.
While we understand this rational and know that this is a very difficult time for families who have just lost their loved ones, we also know that family members who do not pursue wrongful death lawsuits eventually find themselves in one or both of the following predicaments:
- Without justice. If a wrongful death lawsuit is not pursued, the person responsible may get away with a slap on the wrist. While some offenders may go to jail, others do not. For this reason, a criminal prosecution may not be enough to give a victim’s family the justice they need, especially down the road.
- Without finances. When families do not pursue a civil lawsuit, they do not receive benefits such as loss of income, loss of services, loss of support, and other financial damages that may be necessary to pay bills, stay in the same home, and have the same lifestyle. While money may not be something a family is thinking about at a time when they just lost their loved one, the loss of money in a household can negatively affect a family.
Although pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit can be difficult for family members, it is essential in order to hold the at-fault person responsible for the death of a loved one and to recover financial damages that are necessary to a family’s financial security.
To learn more about wrongful death suits, contact experienced and caring Peachtree City wrongful death attorney Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free initial case consultation today.