The death of a loved one—no matter if the death is sudden or a long time coming—is a very difficult and emotional time for a family. However, it seems that when people die unexpectedly due to no fault of their own, families have a harder time dealing with the loss.
When a loved one dies in a Georgia wrongful death, the losses are many and the effects of losing a family member are twofold, including:
- Financial Losses – these losses include medical expenses, funeral bills, lost income, future lost wages that a loved one would have earned, and loss of medical insurance and other benefits. Not only is losing a loved one heartbreaking, but the loss of a family member can financially break a family. This is why families who have lost a loved one in a Georgia wrongful death accident should file a wrongful death lawsuit to make a recovery for these types of losses, known as economic damages.
- Emotional Losses – these losses include mental anguish, grief, the loss of comfort, loss of companionship, loss of love, and pain and suffering. The loss of a loved one can cause tremendous emotional distress for surviving family members, and families should be compensated for these non-economic damages.
Losing a loved one can cause even the strongest families utter despair and financial difficulties. At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, our Gwinnett County wrongful death lawyers know that families who lose other family members in a wrongful death or a car crash in Norcross need the assistance of an experienced attorney to help them recover both emotional and financial damages. The damages are based upon the emotional and financial impact the death had on the surviving family, which is why wrongful death claims in Georgia exist—to compensate the family of the person who was killed.
We know that the loss of your loved one can leave you in a tremendous emotional and financial mess, and our wrongful death attorneys will make sure you receive the help you need to start moving forward. We want to help you get the most compensation for your losses. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to speak with a caring and dedicated Gwinnett County wrongful death attorney in a free consultation at 770.487.8999 to find out about your legal rights to pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia.