Helping You Take The Next Steps Forward After Losing A Loved One
With travelers and commercial vehicles using Georgia’s roadways, it is no surprise that the state sees a high number of accidents every year. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, in 2020, motor vehicle accidents were the second leading cause of injury deaths and hospitalizations in Georgia. Georgia had the fourth greatest number of traffic accident-related fatalities in the country.
If you lost a loved one due to a fatal accident in the Atlanta metro area, our wrongful death attorneys at Law Office of Perry Dean Ellis, P.C., can help you file a claim on their behalf. We have over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive personal injury, workers’ compensation and wrongful death representation to injured clients and their families. You can trust us to build a strong case on your behalf that maximizes your compensation and chances at a favorable outcome.
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim can arise out of any accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Most frequently, we see wrongful death cases stemming from car accidents or fatal workplace accidents.
We can assist you with wrongful death claims that stem from:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
While no amount of money can bring back your loved one or erase your suffering, it can help ease your financial burden. In Georgia, you can file a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, loss of companionship and pain and suffering.
Who Can Bring Forth A Wrongful Death Claim In Georgia?
In Georgia, only specific people can file a wrongful death claim on behalf a deceased individual. Generally, the spouse of the deceased is the first person who can file a claim. If the deceased individual was not married, their surviving parents or their estate representative can file on their behalf.
How Long Does Someone Have To Bring A Wrongful Death Claim Forward In Georgia?
After your loved one’s death, you generally have two years from the date of the death to file a claim in Georgia. However, there are some exceptions to the statute of limitations in certain circumstances. For example, if there is an open criminal case in court relating to the accident, you can file a wrongful death claim once the case is complete.
Contact Us To Get Started On Your Claim
Our attorneys understand how overwhelming it must be to go through the legal process while grieving the loss of a loved one. We will help you take the next steps toward healing and provide compassionate and strong legal guidance throughout the process. To schedule a free consultation at our Atlanta office, call us at 404-692-7474 or complete our online contact form to get in touch.