In Grayson, Georgia, about 30 people lose their lives in car accidents each year. Even though money can never bring back someone you have lost, just compensation may help you deal with financial burdens associated with the loss of your loved one, like medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of wages, and other costs that resulted as a consequence of the loss. Grayson wrongful death attorney Charles Scholle will fight to get you fair compensation and provide any legal help you need during this time.
In order to get compensation for personal injury, conscious pain and suffering, and any medical expenses needed by a loved one prior to his or her death, the family of the deceased has to show that the death of the victim was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness. If the family is unable to prove that another individual or company was at fault, then they will not receive any financial compensation under a wrongful death claim. It is for this reason that hiring an attorney who is experienced with wrongful death litigation is a wise step for most people. Having an experienced lawyer to parse through the legalities can help reduce the stress on the family at this trying time.
If the wrongful death suit goes to court, a lawyer can propose an appropriate amount considering factors such as loss of income of the deceased and other economic losses, liability issues, and injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, that the deceased suffered before death, if applicable. Ultimately though, the judges and juries will decide the amount of damages based on pecuniary injury, which includes how much money the family lost in terms of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical or funeral costs. Damage awards will also include interest from the date the family member died.
If a loved one has died after a car accident or other type of accident resulting from the negligence of another individual or company, you should get in contact with an experienced wrongful death attorney immediately. Waiting too long can mean the difference between getting the justice your loved one deserves and being unable to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call Scholle Law to get legal guidance regarding your situation.