Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Attorney
No amount of money can pay for a life. When someone you love is taken away from you in a preventable accident due to negligence, the pain and emptiness left behind are insurmountable. Wrongful death lawsuits are not designed to erase the pain and loss felt by the family of the deceased, but they can have punitive justice and relieve financial hardship. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is a compassionate wrongful death lawsuit claims attorney in Duluth, GA, who will strive to give your family justice.
Wrongful death lawsuits are pursued when a person loses their life as a direct cause of someone else’s negligence. A fatal vehicle accident that was caused by a reckless or negligent driver is one example. A nursing home resident who died due to negligent care or a surgery patient who was killed because of medical errors are other examples of wrongful death.
Complexities of a Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death lawsuits are complex and have specific legal requirements. Like most personal injury lawsuits in Georgia, there is a limited amount of time to file, two years from the time of death in most cases. Only close family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit, usually a spouse. Parents can file for adult children if the victim did not have a spouse or children.
In most cases, the claimant of a wrongful death lawsuit seeks full compensation for the victim’s life. This includes any medical or funeral costs but also takes into consideration lost future income to the family. The lawsuit can also include intangible losses, such as loss of companionship and care from the deceased.
At Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC, we understand the loss of a loved one is difficult, and pursuing a legal case can be hard emotionally. We do our best to make the process as simple and non-invasive as possible to allow our clients to grieve. Our goal is to obtain the best outcome for clients to relieve any financial hardship and some level of justice for the deceased. If you have lost a spouse, child or parent to negligence, contact us at our office in Duluth, GA. We will review your claim for free during a legal consultation.