Monroe Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one, even to natural causes, is not something most people want to think about. When a person is killed by someone else’s negligence or actions, the pain felt by their surviving family members is devastating. If your loved one is the victim of wrongful death, learning how to suddenly live without them physically, emotionally, and financially will likely be the most difficult thing you have ever experienced.
While no amount of money can fill the emotional void from your loved one’s passing, a wrongful death lawsuit can help make you financially whole again. You may be able to recover compensation for your loved one’s lost future income, medical and burial expenses, the emotional toll of losing your loved one’s companionship, and more. A lawsuit can also hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.
The compassionate attorneys at Scholle Law know the terrible pain of losing a loved one. We also know that the complexities of a lawsuit are likely not what you want to focus on right now. Our goal is to remove the burden of taking legal actions off your shoulders so you and your family can focus on what is important.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Monroe wrongful death lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims are similar to personal injury claims in the sense that they are both based on negligence and recovering compensation for the losses you suffered. However, the damages that can be awarded to surviving families are more narrow in scope than in, say, a car accident case.
A wrongful death claim addresses your losses against the at-fault party, whether this is a person or an entity. Often, such claims are filed through the at-fault party’s insurance provider, such as the car insurance carrier of a negligent driver in a fatal car accident.
In Georgia, there are three types of compensatory damages available to surviving loved ones:
- The full value of the deceased’s life
- Funeral and estate-related expenses
- Medical expenses plus pain and suffering
How long will the legal process take?
Because of the complexities of wrongful death cases, speed can be an unrealistic expectation. A wrongful death suit settles quickly may result in insufficient compensation. The insurance company may offer a fast settlement. This offer may be tempting, as you may be under a lot of pressure financially. Insurance companies know this, so their offer will likely be much less than what you truly deserve.
A wrongful death claim that includes maximum compensation can take time to complete. This is because:
- We need time to gather as much relevant information as possible
- The insurance company may initially refuse to pay the full amount that you deserve
- The insurance company may require drawn-out negotiations before agreeing to settle
- Your case may need to go to trial if settlement negotiations are not successful
- Trial may be a lengthy process, especially if the defendant does not accept liability for the death of your loved one
In cases where liability is immediately clear, negotiations with the insurance company may move quickly. Your Walton County wrongful death attorney can provide insight into your unique case and set realistic expectations for the amount you may recover and how long doing so will take.
Speak to a Wrongful Death Attorney in Monroe Today
There are no words and no amount of money that can heal the pain of losing a loved one. The attorneys at Scholle Law know how devastating this time in your life can be. We do not promise to heal your pain or “make everything right.” What we do promise is to treat you with the compassion, care, and attention you and your family deserve as we fight to hold the at-fault party accountable.
Our goal is to remove the burden of taking legal actions off your shoulders so you and your family can focus on what is important. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Monroe wrongful death lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.