When someone’s negligence or misconduct results in the death of another, the family members of the decedent may sue for “wrongful death” on behalf of the decedent’s estate. These types of lawsuits seek compensation for the survivors’ loss and can include lost wages from the deceased, the value of lost companionship, and even funeral expenses. In wrongful death case, which is a civil action, a claim arises when someone is legally liable for another’s death.
Nothing can compensate a grieving family for the loss of a beloved relative, but holding responsible parties accountable can make all the difference in allowing a family to begin the long process of recovery. If you have recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s actions or inactions, we can assist you in understanding and receiving the benefits to which you are entitled under Georgia law.