Losing A Loved One To Wrongful Death Is Devastating; We Will Stand With You And Your Family

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Practice Area: Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is one of the worst experiences anyone can go through.  It’s even worse when the loss could have been avoided if someone had simply been paying more attention.  Although no one can replace a loved one if they lose their life due to the negligence of someone else, the law does allow you to seek compensation.  At Morrison & Hughes, we have years of experience dealing with a variety of wrongful death situations, including:

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    Automotive or trucking accidents that result in death
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    Medical Malpractice
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    Death resulting from a fall on someone else’s property
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    Criminal actions which result in the loss of a family member
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    Negligence caused by someone other than the deceased family member

At Morrison & Hughes, we understand how Georgia law governs a wrongful death and we will work diligently to make sure that you are compensated for the full value of the life of your lost family member.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Georgia?

Georgia law is very specific as to who can file a claim in a wrongful death lawsuit.  Normally, if there is a spouse, or children, they will be able to bring a lawsuit. The administrator or executor of the estate can also bring suit on the decedent’s behalf.  The administrator will then hold the amount of the settlement for the next of kin.    If you are not the spouse or child of the deceased person, please call us and we can discuss your options and whether you have a claim.

What kind of recovery can I expect with a wrongful death claim?

Wrongful death claims are different than other types of injuries, and the “damages” from a wrongful death are different.  The financial compensation you can ask for in this type of case includes:

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    Funeral cost
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    Medical costs for the lost family member prior to their passing
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    The pain and suffering the family member experienced prior to their final passing
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    If they were still working, lost wages and income
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    The surviving family members pain and suffering, including the emotional and mental grief at losing a loved one unexpectedly
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    Punitive damages which punish the defendant for extreme negligence and bad acts
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    There are other costs which can be recovered, depending on the type of death and the circumstances of the death

Should I Hire A Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Claim?

The short answer is yes, and you should hire an experienced lawyer if you have lost a loved one due to negligence of another – even if the insurance company has already called you and made an offer.  Many times, the persons responsible for the death of your loved one have additional insurance, which the insurance company is not required to tell you about.  Only an experienced lawyer will be able to help you recover the full value you are entitled to receive.   We understand that no amount of money will bring back your lost family member, but the funeral costs, medical bills, and loss of income should be compensated as much as possible.    You shouldn’t be responsible for these bills – the at-fault party should be.

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You can learn a lot from a simple conversation. Talk with one of the experts at Morrison & Hughes to get a feel for how we work and get insight into your situation. We will always honor your time and give you the no-nonsense answers you need. 

We Can Come To You

Many of our clients have had their lives upended by injury or circumstances that make travel difficult. We work hard to accommodate your needs - often coming to you when you can't come to us. 

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Ask our past clients or read our reviews and you'll see that we treat our clients like family. We don't call ourselves 'The Big Guns' for nothing- choosing to work with Morrison & Hughes is choosing to fight for what you deserve. 

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