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How A Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

When a life is lost due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct, immediate family members of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual, a company or an entity. Our wrongful death attorneys have helped husbands, wives, children and parents navigate Georgia’s wrongful death laws to seek compensation for damages. Under Georgia law:

  • A spouse is required to share the recovery with the surviving children
  • If there is no surviving spouse, the surviving children can initiate the claim
  • If there is neither a surviving spouse nor children, the deceased’s parents can initiate the claim
  • If there are no surviving family members, the executor of the deceased’s estate can sue on behalf of the estate

Important: In Georgia, varying Statutes of Limitations can apply. Contact our wrongful death attorneys as quickly as possible to determine whether your case is still eligible.

A wrongful death lawsuit can seek to recover the full value of the life of the deceased without deducting probable expenses had the victim lived. This value may also include economic components such as the deceased projected lifetime income. Georgia’s laws are designed to protect the legal and financial rights of the immediate family members (or estate) of the victim.

Call Our Office – Don’t Wait

At Dodd & Burnham, we have decades of experience representing wrongful death lawsuits for plaintiffs in Valdosta and the surrounding southern Georgia communities that have involved car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, work-related accidents, defective or dangerous products, animal attacks or medical malpractice. To discuss the details of your case with our wrongful death attorneys, call 229-474-3609 or contact us online for a prompt response.