Losing a loved one is part of life. But when your loved one is killed due to the negligent acts
of others, your family becomes a victim as well. A wrongful death action can be brought on behalf
of a deceased person's family for the loss of a loved one. When the death of a person is caused by
another person, a wrongful death action may be brought to recover damages for the survivors, which
depending on the circumstances may include the surviving spouse, parent of the decedent, minor
children of the decedent, and/or the adult children of the decedent.
In Georgia, damages
in a wrongful death action are awarded for the full value of the life of the decedent. The
following types of damages are considered in a wrongful death case:
In times of grief it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a
prompt investigation of the circumstances of the death, preservation of evidence and identification
of responsible parties.
- The expected loss in income of the person who died
- Expenses for the medical care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related
to the injury causing the death
- Funeral Expenses
- The intangibles of life lost by the decadent including the loss of the enjoyment of life
If you have suffered the tragic loss of a family member through the
negligence of another, please feel free to contact us so we can provide you with a free consultation
about your rights in a Georgia Wrongful Death action. Our attorneys strive to be sensitive to the loss
our clients have suffered while working vigorously to help them recover what the law allows.