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Wrongful death in Atlanta, GA

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What is wrongful death?

In Georgia, a wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. Losing a loved one is a tragedy unlike any other. Surviving family members need emotional and legal help to get through such a devastating situation. McMenamy Law provides caring, personal attention to families grieving the death of a loved one and helps obtain the best results possible. Our firm takes care of legal issues so family members have time to grieve.

How can families seek damages for the wrongful death of their loved ones?

A wrongful death can result from an auto accident, a motorcycle crash, a product defect or an accident on someone else’s premises. Truck collisions also have a significant chance of resulting in accidental death due to negligence.

Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. Georgia’s wrongful death laws allow families whose loved ones die as a result of the negligence of others to seek monetary damages for the full value of the life of the deceased person. Surviving family members can pursue compensation for a lifetime of lost income and for the value of the deceased’s lost experience of living a full life.

Families coping with the accidental death of a loved one should consult with an attorney with vast experience and a solid understanding of Georgia laws regarding wrongful death to determine the types of damages they are entitled to recover. McMenamy Law is the firm to go to if you or your family are suing for damages due to the wrongful death of your loved one.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Georgia?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia is typically two years. If a lawsuit is not filed within two years of the death and the case was not settled with the insurance company, surviving family members will be barred from recovering for their losses. Our wrongful death attorney at McMenamy Law carefully evaluates the specific facts of your case to make sure a wrongful death lawsuit is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.

Keep in mind, though, that there are many exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations, and by consulting with a knowledgeable attorney, you can learn more details.

Solid evidence is key to success in wrongful death claims

The burden of proof is on the plaintiff (the person filing the claim) in a wrongful death case to demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that his or her loved one died due to the legal fault of the defendant. A preponderance of the evidence means that the evidence is of a greater weight than the defendant’s evidence.

Preserving evidence is key to proving a wrongful death claim. Key types of evidence that must be preserved in wrongful death cases include:

  • Witnesses
  • Photographs of the accident or death scene
  • Medical and police records
  • Personal items of the plaintiff that demonstrate the value of the deceased’s life

McMenamy Law devotes our extensive resources to proving negligence in wrongful death cases so that you can receive the maximum compensation.

Contact our wrongful death law firm in Atlanta to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation

To obtain the personal attention your family deserves while coping with the wrongful death of a loved one, contact McMenamy Law today at 404-846-2828 and 866-957-3928 or online to schedule a free initial consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with evening and weekend appointments available by request.