Our lawyers also represent clients with family members who have died as the result of an injury. We want clients to feel comfortable talking to our personal injury attorney during this highly emotional time. An Atlanta area wrongful death attorney will pursue compensation to which surviving family members are entitled. We have the investigative resources to determine how and why an accident happened and what should have been done to prevent it.
A wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. The right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death is a relatively new concept. “Common law” (the laws brought to the United States from England) did not allow this kind of lawsuit. But during the last century, state and federal courts created the right to bring a wrongful death action. Every state in this country now has some kind of wrongful death law.
Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently (failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted) and for acting intentionally. Our wrongful death attorneys represent clients in Atlanta, Carrollton, Cumming, Fayetteville, Alpharetta, and throughout Georgia.