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Death is hard to come to terms with when it is natural, but when it happens as the result of the carelessness of others, our clients often express a profound sense of unfairness and injustice. That is where the law of wrongful death in Georgia comes into play. The law in Georgia was designed to punish people when they act carelessly, resulting in a fatality. If you are experiencing this type of loss, allow the attorneys at Scott Pryor Law to sort through the difficult circumstances and advise you.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some examples of situations that often give rise to wrongful death claims in Georgia include the following: an automobile accident, a bicycle or motorcyle accident, a construction accident, a medical malpractice tragedy, a trucking accident, or a violent crime. Typically, a wrongful death claim would be brought in the following order, as applicable to each particular case: spouse, children, parents, or brothers/sisters of the deceased.
WHAT TO DO NOW
While no sum of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, it can help to mitigate the economic challenges such as loss of family income, extra medical bills, and unexpected funeral expenses. Not only does it relieve the financial challenges that add stress to an already difficult time, it sends a message to the negligent party in an attempt to deter a repeated situation down the road.