If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know it’s a painful experience. Losing a loved one will put any family through a difficult time, and they will need time to grieve. When a loved one passes away because of the result of someone’s negligent actions, the sudden loss is shocking—and should have been prevented. While this can put any family in a place of uncertainty, you can find your footing again with a Fulton County wrongful death lawyer. With our lawyers from Bey & Associates, LLC at your side, you’ll be able to seek justice for your loved one.
Wrongful death cases can be complex, but our attorneys have years of experience in helping families. When we investigate your case, we’ll determine what happened, how it happened, who was liable, and how it cost your loved one their life. We understand that a wrongful death claim cannot bring back your loved one, but you can recover from the financial losses that resulted from your loved one’s passing. With a secure financial future, you will have the room you need to breathe and can grieve for your loved one in peace.
How Can Wrongful Death Occur?
Any accident can turn deadly. Unfortunately one person can act negligently, and, in a few moments, everything can change. You’ve lost a loved one and now your family has to handle the aftermath. Wrongful death can occur from:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Nursing Home Abuse
One of the common causes of car and truck accidents is distracted driving. People are focused on something else in their vehicle, such as a phone, and lose control of their vehicle or sight of where they are on the road. The resulting vehicle accident can cost someone their life.
A negligent medical professional can make a mistake that results in a fatality. Whether it’s missing a diagnosis, administering the wrong medication, or making a mistake during surgery—any type of medical professional can make a fatal medical error.
Premises liability includes accidents like slips and falls. When the property isn’t safe and visitors aren’t aware of the danger, they could sustain a serious injury that later causes them to lose their life. Slipping on an icy staircase that results in a traumatic brain injury could cause permanent and fatal damage.
If a product is defective, it could malfunction in a way that costs someone their life. It could be a fire hazard, it could be an auto part that fails while the person is driving, it could also be a product that breaks down over time. When this occurs, the negligent manufacturing company should be held accountable. Our Fulton County wrongful death lawyers are ready to help you.
Nursing home abuse occurs when seniors don’t get the care they need and are injured or contract an illness because of the nursing home’s carelessness. Seniors in nursing homes can lose their lives from falling, breaking a hip, getting an infection, or from failing to receive the medication they need.
No matter what the cause of your loved one’s wrongful death, our team will make sure the negligent party is held liable for their actions.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
The family may bring the lawsuit forward or choose a personal representative who will do that. As surviving family members, you may wonder who is able to file a claim. First, the deceased’s surviving spouse can bring a wrongful death case forward. After that, if there are any surviving adult children, they can file as well. It’s important to note that if the deceased’s spouse is still alive, they will receive one-third of the compensation—the number of adult children does not change this. If neither of these parties is present, the deceased’s parents can file a claim.
If none of the above are alive, a personal representative can file the claim, in which case the compensation would go to the deceased’s estate, and that would be passed on to the next of kin.
Because these cases can get complicated, it’s best to have trusted representation who is knowledgeable about the process and can explain it to you. Legal matters can easily become overwhelming, especially when you’re going through an extremely difficult time. Seeking compensation and going through the legal process may seem like too much at times, but with a wrongful death lawyer from Fulton County representing you, you’ll know they’re acting in your best interests.
How Can a Wrongful Death Claim Help Your Family?
While you may think adding a legal matter to your list of responsibilities is a lot to take on, the compensation from a wrongful death claim can provide much-needed relief to your family.
After losing a loved one, your world is turned upside down—including your finances. Our lawyers will fight for you to recover the following:
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Earnings
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
When we calculate compensation to cover your loved one’s services, we look at the medical care they received, wages from the work they missed while they were alive, wages for what they would have earned if they had lived and returned to work, the pain and suffering they went through, and you losing someone you may have lived with, depended on, ran a household with, or was raising a family with.
You shouldn’t have to worry about paying past bills, keeping up with your other financial responsibilities, and wondering how you’re going to put food on the table. When you have fair compensation, you can cover those costs and work on getting through this time with your family.
Seek Representation from Bey & Associates, LLC
The citizens in Fulton County, Georgia deserve to have those who will fight for them. The lawyers from Bey & Associates, LLC have fought for those who were wrongfully injured and victims of the negligence of others. When we’re representing you, we’ll gather evidence to show how your loved one’s life was lost because of the guilty party’s reckless actions or inactions. We’ll seek to get you maximum compensation for what you, your family, and your lost loved one suffered.
These claims often have time limits in which you are eligible to seek compensation. In Georgia, you have two years. It’s important to act quickly so you don’t miss the deadline and so you can get the relief you need. Give our office a call today so we can set up an obligation-free consultation. Our lawyer will evaluate the merits of your case and help you find the best way to move forward.