Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a traumatic experience that you will have a hard time dealing with. Matt Pope Law is happy to be there for you during your time of grief. If you believe your loved one’s death was caused by a party’s negligence or wrong doing, we would like to assist you by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. By definition, Georgia state law defines a “wrongful death” as the death of one person caused by the “negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal” acts of another person or entity. Matt Pope Law would like to offer you the closure and compensation you deserve.
Wrongful deaths usually occur during instances such as: emergency room medical malpractice, anesthesia malpractice, and vehicle accidents. States across America have tried to pass statutes in order to prevent this but unfortunately, these things still occur more than you think. Georgia law specifies that the spouse of the deceased person may bring a wrongful death claim to court. However, laws passed in each state can become very complicated and without our expert knowledge, you may not be aware of the process of filing a wrongful death case. To pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, a case must be filed within a specific time period. In most cases, the claim must be filed within two years of the death. If it is not filed within two years, the right to claim it is almost always lost.
Compensation is also important when it comes to wrongful death lawsuits. Not only do you deal with grieving, you also must deal with medical expenses as well as other cost resulting from the wrongful death case. Monetary values that can be compensated consist of: loss wages and benefits, loss of care or companionship, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and conscious pain and suffering the deceased endured before death.
If you think your loss has been caused by negligence and want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact us today! We have many years experience and we are ready to help you now.