Conyers Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Each fatal accident that happens due to someone else’s action or negligence in Rockdale County produces unfathomable circumstances for the family left behind. When the tragedy of a wrongful death does occur, you, as the family member of a lost loved one, may not know how to deal with the situation.

At Scholle Law, you can find help to get through this difficult time. Charles Scholle will make sure you get the money you need to ease some of the financial burdens you are facing. By entrusting Scholle Law with your case, you can rest assured that we will take the steps necessary to get your family the justice you deserve and hold the negligent person responsible for their careless actions.

If someone you love has died unexpectedly due to the careless actions of another person, getting in touch with a legal representative is extremely important. Contact us online or call today at (866) 592-1296 for a free consultation with a compassionate Conyers wrongful death lawyer.

Can I Sue for My Loved One’s Death?

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One of the first steps that an experienced wrongful death lawyer will go through with you is helping you figure out whether you are legally eligible to file a wrongful death action. In Georgia, there are a select few parties who can sue, including the spouse or, in cases where there is no spouse, the children of the deceased. 

If there is no child or spouse available to file a wrongful death action, other relatives like parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and stepchildren can file a suit. If none of these parties are available, then the administrator of the deceased’s estate may bring the suit. 

In the case that your wrongful death suit goes to court, the judge and jury determines the damages, which includes: money lost in terms of support, potential inheritance, medical or funeral costs, and interest payments from the date on which the family member died. Medical costs can include bills for treatment of broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and so on, incurred from the time of the injurious accident until the date of death.

Is proving wrongful death difficult?

In order for a wrongful death lawsuit to be successful, you and your attorney must prove that the at-fault party either intentionally caused the injury or, much more commonly, caused the fatal injury through negligence. “Negligence” is a legal doctrine that requires four criteria to be proven:

  1. Red rose on graveDuty of Care. According to Georgia law, a wrongful death must result from the recklessness or negligence of another party. The duty of care is the standard for reasonable actions. A lawyer from Scholle Law will cite the doctrine establishing the defendant’s duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty. Your lawyer will argue that the defendant breached their duty through negligent actions. These actions will depend on the details of your case. For instance, a driver who is texting while driving is said to have breached their duty of care.
  3. Causation. Your lawyer will need to demonstrate that the other party’s negligence directly caused your loved one’s death. This is distinct from a breach of duty of care, as a party may breach their duty of care without actually causing harm. Causation forms an additional link between the defendant and the results of the tragic incident. 
  4. Damages. Your lawyer will need to show that the victim’s death has resulted in demonstrated damages to your family. This may include your loved one’s medical bills after the injurious incident, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Your legal team will need to demonstrate each of these elements as persuasively as possible. A skilled Conyers wrongful death lawyer can use witness testimony and evidence as appropriate. The end goal of these steps is obtaining compensation for you.

 

Get in Touch with a Conyers Wrongful Death Attorney Today

When a loved one loses their life due to someone else’s actions or negligence, filing a lawsuit against that person may be the last thing on your mind – or it may be the first. The grief and pain of a loved one’s death can heighten your emotions and leave you in a state of confusion. The compassionate Rockdale County attorneys at Scholle Law understand what you are going through, and we are here to help you find some measure of peace and closure, as well as the compensation your family needs in this difficult time.

By entrusting Scholle Law with your case, you can rest assured that we will take the steps necessary to get your family the justice you deserve and hold the negligent person responsible for their careless actions. Contact us online or call today at (866) 592-1296 for a free consultation with a Conyers wrongful death lawyer who cares.