Wrongful death is the legal term used when an accident or injury that results in the death of the victim. This act of negligence, or perhaps even intentional behavior, can occur at work, in a medical facility, or as the result of an independent incident. Georgia families who lose a loved one due to the negligent or intentional act of another are entitled to specific compensation under the law.
There are specific guidelines in Georgia for filing a wrongful death suit. The surviving spouse is entitled to file a claim as are the surviving minor children.
If no spouse is found, surviving children have the right to sue on behalf of their parent, regardless of age. If there are no children, the parents of the deceased may bring a suit against the entity that caused the death.
In accordance with Georgia law, a wrongful death suit must be filed within two years of the incident which caused the death.
Families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent action of another must endure much suffering. The loss of a loved one, coupled with the financial strains of that loss are often overwhelming. While no monetary compensation can ever replace the loss of your loved one, it can help you face the financial burdens of that loss, allowing you the ability to grieve your loss without worrying about how to pay the bills. If you are in need of legal support with a wrongful death suit, contact us and let us help you.