Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Attorney
The state of Georgia has specific laws that govern wrongful death claims. This includes the different types of wrongful death claims and who may file them. Obviously, the deceased cannot file a claim on his or her own behalf. Therefore, these types of catastrophic injury claims must be brought by surviving family members or representatives of the deceased’s estate. A Georgia personal injury lawyer can explain more in a confidential consultation with the family or representatives of the deceased. The Law Office of Darrell T. Farr in Stockbridge handles such cases for residents of Henry County and all over Georgia.
Stockbridge, GA Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In Georgia, the law recognizes two types of wrongful death claims. The first type of claim seeks to establish and recover the “full value of the life of the deceased.” This claim may be brought by, or on behalf of (in the case of surviving underage children), the surviving family members of the deceased. This type of wrongful death claim may be eligible to recover financial damages for both tangible and intangible losses. These can include:
- Current and future wages and benefits
- Medical expenses incurred before the victim’s death
- Loss of care, companionship and other intangible benefits
The second type of claim seeks only to recover the financial losses related to the victim’s death. This claim must be filed by, or on behalf of, the deceased person’s estate. Damages that may be recovered include:
- Medical expenses related to the deceased person’s last illness or injury
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Any related pain and suffering endured by the victim just before death
A deceased person’s loved ones or estate has only two years in order to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, some issues can affect this statute of limitations, such as estate complications.
The Law Office of Darrell T. Farr, Stockbridge, GA
Due to the specific laws governing wrongful death lawsuits, and even what constitutes a wrongful death in GA, you need the experienced services of a legal professional like Darrell T. Farr. Mr. Farr has almost three decades of compassionate service behind him in the Henry County and Georgia court system. Call or message him online today to arrange a private consultation about your wrongful death case.