Newnan Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one through the negligence of another, a wrongful death claim cannot bring them back or begin to compensate for the loss you have suffered. Instead, it provides a legal option to seek justice for the deceased person and ease the financial burden for surviving family members. Call Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Our Newnan wrongful death attorneys can explain your legal options.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At the law firm of Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. in Newnan, Georgia:
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we secure compensation for you.
- Our Coweta County injury attorneys give each of our clients dedicated personal attention, ensuring that all their legal needs are met.
- With more than 100 combined years of experience living and working in the community we serve, we are committed to providing our clients with the exceptional legal representation they deserve.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our experienced wrongful death lawyers can handle your claim while you are grieving and dealing with your loss.
- We will investigate the accident or incident to determine who is at fault.
- To prove negligence, we will show that the responsible party owed the deceased a duty of care, breached that duty, and that the breach of duty directly contributed to your loved one’s death. This step may require working with medical professionals.
- Finally, we will show that surviving family members have suffered damages as a result of the death of your loved one. Damages are likely to include both financial and non-financial losses.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a civil action in which damages are sought against a party for causing death. It can only be brought when the victim would have had a personal injury claim against the responsible party if he or she had lived.
Causes of Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim arises when death is caused by someone else’s negligence. Common causes of wrongful death include:
- Motor vehicle accidents (including cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians)
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous and defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Criminal assault
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
The surviving spouse of the deceased person can bring a wrongful death claim, while also representing the interests of any minor children. If no surviving spouse or children are available to bring the claim to court, it may be filed by:
- Surviving parents of the deceased; or
- Personal representative of the estate of the deceased person.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Surviving family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to receive compensation. Damages may include:
- Hospital bills and medical expenses associated with the final illness or injury of the deceased
- Pre-death pain and suffering of the deceased
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of the expected income of the deceased
- Loss of inheritance because of the death
- Value of services the deceased would have provided
- Loss of care, guidance, and nurturing from the deceased
- Loss of love, companionship, and consortium
Connect with Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C.
The unexpected death of a family member can cause severe emotional and financial hardship for surviving family members. Contact our Newnan personal injury lawyers at (770) 251-7100, or online for a free consultation. We will help you gain the closure and compensation that you deserve.