Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia
Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC cannot even begin to imagine the pain you are feeling due to the death of a loved one. What makes matters worse is the fact that s/he was taken away in a completely preventable accident. If only it weren’t for the negligent and/or reckless actions of another party, s/he would still be around today.
In spite of your anger against the liable party, you have neither the energy nor the will to deal with the complicated legal procedures involved in a wrongful death claim. The only thing you want to do now is mourn your loved one’s passing in peace. However, you have suffered considerable financial losses in addition to other, more personal ones. If you forego pursuing compensation through legal means, you may suffer for it down the line.
Thankfully, there is a solution. Let the compassionate Atlanta wrongful death lawyers at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, handle your wrongful death claim in your stead so you can focus on healing without having to sacrifice future security. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, call (770) 350-2691. Your initial consultation is free.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in Atlanta?
According to Georgia’s wrongful death statutes, only certain relations of the decedent may pursue a wrongful death claim, including (in order of priority):
- The spouse of the decedent
- Children of the decedent
- Parents of the decedent
- Executor of the decedent’s estate
Additionally, if a spouse receives compensation in absence of a will, s/he must share the award with any living children. If the children are not yet adults, their compensation is placed under the parent or legal guardian’s name until they turn 18 years of age.
What Damages Are Awarded in a Georgia Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In a Georgia wrongful death claim, survivors of the decedent may pursue compensation for economic damages, such as medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of earning capacity and work and retirement benefits, in addition to punitive damages. Punitive damages are usually awarded in cases where the offending party exhibited especially egregious behavior. Non-economic, or “intangible,” damages may also be pursued, depending on the circumstances. They include:
- Pain and suffering suffered by the decedent prior to death
- Pain and suffering suffered by the estate of the deceased
- Loss of companionship, counsel, and advice
Regardless of whether it was a fatal car accident, fatal truck accident, or any other type of incident that resulted in the death of your loved one, we can help. The Georgia injury attorneys at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC work with physicians, economic experts, and other professionals to establish the full extent of our clients’ damages. If you want to get the full and fair compensation you deserve, you’ll get your best shot only with our legal team’s support.
Our Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Help You Get Through This, Call (770) 350-2691
When you’re struggling with something as serious as the death of a loved one, it is okay to ask for help. Please reach out to Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC in Atlanta today, and let us help you get justice and find peace.