Georgia Wrongful Death Laws(Section 51-4-1 to 51-4-5, and Section 19-7-1)
Legal Commentary. As an Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney representing clients and their families in wrongful death cases, I have become extremely familiar with the Georgia laws on wrongful death. Georgia statutes on wrongful death must be strictly construed, as there was no wrongful death claim at common law. If you consider hiring a Georgia wrongful death attorney, the attorney should be knowledgeable on the strict construction of the Georgia wrongful death statutes, as well as the Georgia case law interpreting these statutes to a particular wrongful death matter.
The Law Office of Charles Scholle understands that the loss of a family member is a troubling time, especially when it is due to the negligence or extreme recklessness of another party (person, business or government entity). The Georgia statutes on wrongful death detail what constitutes wrongful death and who can recover for the wrongful death of a spouse, child or parent. Georgia case law is required to understand how these statutes apply to each wrongful death as each will be different not only in how the loved one died but also who has the vested ability to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death can be caused by a myriad of events, including death caused by the negligent, reckless (extremely careless) or intentional acts of another such as in:
- Catastrophic Personal Injury, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, burn injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia, amputation injury, radiation injury
- Truck, Auto, Commercial or Other Vehicle Accidents, including airplanes, boats, bicycles, pedestrians
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability from defects in a consumer product
- A crime committed because of poor security
- Drunk driving or drug related accidents
- Elder abuse or Nursing Home Liability
- Child Injuries
- Work Related Accidents
We offer a free consultation to the families of a person that died due to a wrongful death, as well as to an executor or personal representative of the estate of the decedent that died due to a wrongful death. To set up your free consultation, send the firm a message online or call toll-free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta call 770-717-5100. As an experienced wrongful death attorney, Charles Scholle has represented the bereaved families in wrongful death cases for nearly two decades, building a strong record of successes.