When someone else is negligent and reckless and causes the death of your loved one in an Atlanta car accident, you may be able to find protection and justice under Georgia’s wrongful death statute. 

The death of a spouse or other family member is a traumatic and devastating experience, especially when his or her death could have been avoided if someone else had been more careful. Nothing compares to the extreme pain of losing a family member without warning.

Although it will not erase the pain of losing a loved one, a victim’s survivors should make the negligent party accountable for his or her wrongdoings through a wrongful death suit.

Who can hold the negligent driver responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one?

If a Georgia car crash caused by a reckless, careless, negligent, or drunk driver claimed the life of someone you love, you may be able to hold that person liable for what he or she did to your loved one. You may be able to seek compensation for a Georgia wrongful death accident if you are the deceased’s:

  • Wife or husband
  • Son or daughter
  • Mom or dad
  • Brother or sister
  • Niece or nephew
  • Grandmother or grandfather

To find out whether you can seek compensation and justice through a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit, speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney. Other survivors could pursue a wrongful death case if they can establish that they were dependent upon their loved one at the time of death. Be sure not to wait too long, because there are time limits under Georgia’s wrongful death statute.

If you lost a family member, it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer for more information about Georgia’s wrongful death act and the damages to which you may be entitled under the law.

Wrongful death cases can be complex and may take a long time. For these reasons alone, be sure you have a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney on your side. Call the compassionate injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation today.

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