If you recently lost a loved one in a car crash, pedestrian hit-and-run, or other type of deadly accident, a wrongful death attorney can help you explore your legal options. A wrongful death claim can be filed against any individual or entity that caused a loved one’s death in a negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal manner such as a drunk driver or a physician who provided substandard medical care.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Under Georgia law, you have the right to seek monetary damages from the at-fault party as a surviving family member. These damages include but are not limited to lost earnings, loss of companionship, medical expenses, and funeral and burial costs. In order to be able to file a wrongful death claim, you must be one of the following:
- Surviving spouse
- Child (if no surviving spouse)
- Surviving parent (if no children or surviving spouse)
- Estate administrator (if no surviving spouse, children, or parent)
What Should I Do If I Meet These Criteria?
Though no amount of money can bring your loved one back, a wrongful death attorney from Burrow & Associates can help ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for his or her actions. If you meet the requirements for filing a wrongful death claim, please contact us today or call us at (678)-323-2394.