Georgia Wrongful Death Blog

on August 7th, 2020

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia

While the passing of a loved one is never easy, losing a family member to an unforeseen accident can feel particularly tragic. In many cases, the loved ones of the deceased struggle with financial burdens after a fatal accident, especially if that person was one of the primary breadwinners of the family. At the law…

on April 3rd, 2020

What is Wrongful Death?

In a Georgia personal injury case, an injured victim can bring a claim for damages against those responsible for the harm caused in the accident. What happens when an accident is so serious that the victim dies as a result of their injuries? In these cases, the family of the victim is allowed to bring…

on September 6th, 2019

Woman Dies Attempting to Follow Hit-and-Run Driver

A Georgia woman was struck and killed by oncoming traffic when she made a dangerous turn attempting to follow another vehicle. Her pursuit of the vehicle began when it rear-ended her and then fled the scene. The driver of the fleeing vehicle narrowly made the turn, avoiding a collision and evading arrest. The woman attempting…

on June 21st, 2019

Personal Injury Claims and Wrongful Death

Generally brought by the victim after an accident, a personal injury claim requires that you be able to show negligence, or wrong-doing, on the part of the defendant. You must also prove that the accident caused the injuries and damages for which you are seeking compensation. Once you have shown both that the defendant was…

on May 10th, 2019

Statistics Show Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise in Georgia

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, some 16% of all traffic fatalities that occur in the United States involve a pedestrian death. Sadly, that number is on the rise. Statistics show that nationwide, pedestrian fatalities have increased a whopping 46% since their all-time low in 2009. The state of Georgia’s pedestrian fatalities reflect…

on August 15th, 2018

Tragic Duck Boat Accident Results in Wrongful Death Filing

Earlier this summer, tragedy struck for 17 people that boarded the Ride the Ducks boat tour on Table Rick Lake in Missouri. What should have been an enjoyable and memorable experience turned into a tragedy that took the lives of 17 people. 31 people boarded the duck boat tour, but it sank after taking on…

on April 17th, 2018

Wrongful Death: Should You File a Suit?

When most people think about personal injury law, they envision car accidents or other unfortunate things happening to them. However, this type of law also protects those who have lost loved ones due to injuries caused by the negligence of others. This is called “wrongful death,” and these types of lawsuits are designed to help…

on October 5th, 2017

Wrongful Death Claims And Suicide

Wrongful death lawsuits are usually a way for the immediate family members of a deceased person to seek compensation for the death of that person when it was caused by the negligence of another. In some cases, filing the lawsuit is a way to get justice and make the person who caused the death answer…

on July 19th, 2017

What You Should Know About Wrongful Death

In the legal specialty of personal injury, there is something known as “wrongful death,” and this can leave you and your family emotionally and financially devastated. When a family member dies through tragedy or because of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for the surviving loved ones and dependents. Death…

on May 21st, 2017

Filing a Lawsuit After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is a kind of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma develops mainly in the lungs, abdomen, or heart. People who work in fields in which they are likely to be exposed to asbestos have a higher risk of developing this form of cancer, and may not realize the danger they face…

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