If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death, speak with an attorney at Moebes Law today to discuss the potential for a lawsuit. Your suffering should not go without financial compensation, to cover funeral expenses, changes to financial stability, and more. Our team is available to discuss all of your options moving forward, and we will work to ease your stress during this painful time in your life by giving you the peace of mind that a professional personal injury lawyer in Atlanta is working on your behalf.
What is a Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a civil suit that is filed in an Atlanta court that focuses on financial remuneration, not on criminal charges and penalties. A civil case may be filed alongside or after a criminal case, and is oftentimes filed after a criminal case has failed. The wrongful death lawsuit states that the death was the result of negligence or malice.
Can I Sue For the Death of a Loved One?
If you believe that the death of your family member or loved one was the result of negligence or misconduct, you may be able to file a lawsuit for a wrongful death. For your situation to be considered for a wrongful death suit, it must have the following elements:
- The individual was killed
- The death was the result of either negligence or malice
- The survivors suffer financial losses as a result of the death
- There is a representative in place for the deceased party’s estate
If your situation has these four details, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Read more about some common circumstances that may result in a lawsuit.
Common Wrongful Death Situations
- A car accident resulting in death
- Airplane crashes
- Criminal activity that resulted in a death
- Medical malpractice
- Unjust occupational hazards such as exposure to carcinogens or radations
How Much Can I Sue For?
When you begin your discussion with a personal injury lawyer at Moebes Law, one of the most important things you will discuss is the financial consequences of your loss. These financial consequences may include funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of financial stability, changes to long-term estate values, and more. The financial situation at the time of death is a major factor in the determination of what type of long-term support has been lost, and will be considered even if the deceased was unemployed at the time of death. As each of these details varies widely from case to case, your attorney will be able to discuss the amount in greater detail. The full value of the life of the decedent is determined by Georgia state law.
After you have determined a reasonable amount that you will file your lawsuit for, there are additional considerations such as the financial situation of the party you are filing the lawsuit against. If the party does not have the money that you may be awarded, you may not ever be able to recover that amount. In addition, the jury on the case will be able to make determinations on the amount awarded, although there may ultimately be adjustments made through the court system.
Can Moebes Law Represent My Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The attorneys at Moebes Law are experienced in personal injury law, Atlanta courts, and wrongful death lawsuits. We are ready to discuss your case with you, and hope to represent you in order to recover what is rightfully yours after such a tragedy. Submit the details of your case on our website, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Let our experience give you the confidence you need while we fight to ease your financial stress during this difficult time. We look forward to discussing your case, and hope to guide you to a successful outcome.