Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney
Have You Lost a Loved One to Negligence? Call Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC.
Losing a loved one in a negligence-related accident can be a painful and
traumatic experience. If you are grappling with the loss of a loved one, we at
Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC wish to help you during this difficult time. We believe in seeking justice
for those whose lives have been turned upside down because of the negligent
actions of another person. Our firm can help you file a wrongful death
claim on behalf of your loved one so that the person responsible is held
Filing a wrongful death claim can help you obtain compensation for:
- Funeral / burial expenses
- End-of-life medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
If you are ready to seek justice, contact Chuck Clay & Associates,
LLC for a
Is There a Time Limit for Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia?
The statute of limitations in Georgia disallows
personal injury victims and/or their families from seeking compensation through a claim
or lawsuit two years after the date of the accident. Under certain circumstances,
such as lawsuits against municipalities, this window of opportunity is
even shorter. If your loved one sustained an injury, but lived for weeks,
months, or even years after the incident, the court still calculates the
statute of limitations from the date of the original accident.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Eligibility in Georgia
Georgia law delineates a hierarchy of who can file a lawsuit for the wrongful
death of a loved one. This means that only certain relatives have the
right to file, leaving others without the option to seek financial compensation.
Spouse – Under Georgia law, surviving spouses have the primary right to seek compensation.
However, if children survive the victim as well, the spouse can file a
wrongful death suit and split the award with the children.
Children – If the victim did not leave behind a spouse, but was survived by children,
the children would have the primary right to seek compensation on behalf
of their deceased parent. If there is an award, it would be split evenly.
Parents – In some cases, parents have the right to seek compensation for the wrongful
death of their child. However, they would only be entitled to file a lawsuit
if the victim was not survived by a spouse or any children.
Estate – If the deceased victim is not survived by a spouse, children, or
living parents, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the deceased’s
estate. In this case, the estate would pass the claim to the victim’s
next of kin.
For More Information, Speak with Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta
At Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC, we have garnered a reputation for
being honest and accessible. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys are
personally invested in each case we accept, which explains our relentlessness
– both inside and outside of the courtroom. Through our client-centered
our firm has recovered million-dollar results for our clients.
We understand that you would probably first like to discuss your case with
our firm before you decide to move forward with your claim. We can give
you the answers and guidance you need to feel more at ease with the decisions
you and your family make. We will guide you through the entire process,
step by step. Please contact our office for more information.
Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC for a free review!