Guidance And Strong Representation For Your Wrongful Death Case
The unexpected loss of a loved one is traumatizing, but you should not give up your rights. By filing a wrongful death action against the responsible party, you are helping your family recover needed compensation, and you are sending a message that may prevent other families from suffering a similar tragedy.
The attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, have decades of combined experience in guiding families through wrongful death lawsuits. We are compassionate and empathetic with you during this sensitive time, yet tenacious in holding the negligent parties accountable.
The Compensation And Resolution Your Deserve
Losing a family member is devastating. That loss hurts much more knowing that their life was shortened due to the carelessness of a company, a company’s employee or any individual. To make matters worse, you may also be burdened by the massive medical bills incurred in the attempt to save your loved one, and by the loss of the person’s financial contributions to the household.
Although it may be difficult to think about money, it is important to realize that those financial pressures will not go away. Under Georgia’s wrongful death statute, eligible family members can sue for damages including:
- Medical, funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering that the deceased experienced between the accident and their death
- The “full value or life of the decedent, to herself or himself as shown by the evidence”
- It can include the person’s projected earnings had they lived their expected lifespan
The last category is not clearly defined. It includes the person’s projected earnings had they lived to their expected lifespan. It can also include tangible damages such as their household services, as well as intangibles such as a marital relationship, parenting, occupation and favorite pastimes. Our role is to portray all aspects of your loved one’s life in a way that will persuade a jury (or the insurance company) to award appropriate damages. We will focus on recovering the maximum compensation, through negotiations or at trial if necessary.
Call Our Experienced Team Today
When you have been victimized by the wrongful death of a family member, you need a sympathetic and experienced legal advocate. The attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, have more than 40 years of combined experience. We are ready to help you and offer you a free consultation. Contact us online or call our attorneys at 770-676-1184.