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.
Our attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, have decades of combined experience in guiding families through wrongful death lawsuits. Our lawyers handle cases arising from vehicle accidents (including truck accidents) as well as dangerous property conditions and other types of negligence. We are compassionate and empathetic with you during this sensitive time, yet we’re tenacious in holding the negligent parties accountable.
The Compensation And Resolution You 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 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 of the life of the decedent, to herself or himself as shown by the evidence”
- The person’s projected earnings, had they lived out their expected lifespan
The last category is not clearly defined. It includes the person’s projected earnings, had they lived to their expected age. 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 or get the insurance company to fully evaluate and settle the case for the true full value of the decedent’s life. 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. Our attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, have more than 50 combined years of experience. We are ready to help you and offer you a free consultation. Contact us online or call our attorneys at 770-676-1184.