A wrongful death results in the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one. This can be very devastating to you and your family. A wrongful death can result in pecuniary or financial injury and includes the loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses.
Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of:
- Medical malpractice.
- Neglect or abuse on the part of a nursing home.
- Criminal behavior.
- Automobile, bus, train airplane or other common carrier accident.
- Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances (exposure to asbestos, etc.).
- Death during a supervised activity (sports tournament, field trip, etc.).
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a death caused by wrongful act or from negligence. The survivors of the wrongful death victim can file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the death. The survivors of the dead person are entitled to monetary damages.
A wrongful death claim involves complex legal issues and questions including the cause of death, whether something could have been done to prevent the death and the pecuniary damages suffered by the survivors. The personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm have the skill and expertise necessary to get survivors of wrongful death the compensation they deserve. We investigate and identify all sources of compensation.
The surviving spouse can file to recover damages from the responsible parties, and any compensation received is shared with minor children. In the absence of any surviving spouse, the right to a wrongful death lawsuit belongs to the children. Minor children may be represented by a court-appointed guardian. If there is no spouse or children, the rights pass to the parents of the deceased. When there is no spouse, child or parent, the administrator of the estate can file a claim on behalf of the next of kin.
Statute of Limitation
A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death. In certain types of accidents, this time frame is even less. If any of your relative is a victim of wrongful death, contact us immediately for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.
Life Care Plans and Comprehensive Medical Care
The personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Firm work for the victim’s emotional well-being and the prognosis for recovery. We can meet with the family and medical experts and draft a life care plan that may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses and lost wages to date
- Replacement of projected future income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy and/or home care
- Psychological counseling
- Remodeling of the home to accommodate the disability
- Job skills re-training
- Future surgery, medical devices, medication and treatment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship for family members
We have the skill and expertise necessary to draft life care plans. We can draft a life care plan based on the victim’ requirements.
Contact us if any of your loved ones is suffering from a catastrophic injury from any type of accident or negligence, auto accident, on-the-job accident, nursing home accident or defective product accident. We have the expertise and skill needed to get you with compensation you deserve. We investigate and identify all sources of compensation. From our offices in Athens GA we represent injury victims throughout Georgia. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.