Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death is all too frequent in the United States. Over 90,000 cases per year. Under Georgia law, it is well-established that an accident victim can take legal action to recover monetary damages for an injury caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Tort lawsuits ensure that negligent parties are held financially responsible for their actions and injured victims do not have to suffer uncompensated out-of-pocket costs.

In the event that the injured victim does not survive an accident (i.e. Wrongful Death) caused by the negligence of another, a wrongful death has occurred. If you are a surviving family member of a wrongful death victim, you would have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss. These tragic circumstances usually require the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer so that you, as a family member of the deceased, are ”made whole” in regard to medical bills, funeral arrangements, lost income and other costs associated with the death of your loved one.

At the Law Office of W. Bryant Green, III, P.C., we have successfully helped a multitude of injury victims and their families throughout Georgia and the Southeast to seek justice and recover compensation for their loss. We understand that a wrongful death can create tremendous financial and emotional hardship for surviving family members. Our firm provides straightforward advice and strong advocacy to help clients get the best possible outcome for their case.

Making a Wrongful Death Claim
If an accident victim would have been justified in bringing a personal injury claim had they lived, then a wrongful death claim is usually appropriate. Family members who can make a wrongful death claim include spouses of the deceased, parents who lost children and children who lost parents. In some cases, siblings or other close relatives can make the claim.

Family members must show several different elements of their wrongful death case. An attorney can help to prove the following:

  • The defendant had a legal obligation to the deceased. People have a general legal obligation to avoid high-risk behaviors. For example, drivers must exercise reasonable caution. Manufacturers also have an obligation to ensure that their products are safe. Establishing a legal duty can be shown if there was a relationship, however tangential, between the deceased and the defendant.
  • The obligation was breached. There is a negligence standard generally used to make this determination. How would a reasonable person have acted in a similar situation? If they would have been more careful, the defendant is considered to be negligent.
  • The breach directly caused the death. Did the defendant’s actions lead to the death? If so, a wrongful death claim can be made.
  • There is something for which you can be compensated. These costs include medical bills or pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases allow you to recover money for both economic and non-economic losses.

If you are bringing a wrongful death claim, you have the burden of proving each of these elements. To make a strong claim, you will need the services of a knowledgeable attorney to help gather the necessary evidence for your case.

Compensation for Your Loss
In the state of Georgia, there is a statute of limitations restricting the amount of time you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Determining appropriate compensation for your loss can be a complicated process involving many factors that establish what your case should be worth. If your family member has died due to the negligence of another, your first priority should be contacting a lawyer who can help you maximize your compensation either by going to court or negotiating a settlement with the defendant or their insurer.

Damages due to a wrongful death include:

  • Medical bills that were paid prior to the death
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost financial support that the deceased would have continued to provide in the future
  • Loss of companionship

Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia Office
At the Law Office of W. Bryant Green, III, P.C., we understand the grief you are going through and will fight for your legal rights so that you can focus on healing. Our attorneys have extensive experience and expertise helping family members who have lost loved ones. We are based in Atlanta and also represent injured people and families in matters of wrongful death in Fulton, Gwinnett, Comm, DeKalb, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Paulding, Walton, Douglas, Clarton, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, and Newton counties, but may represent anyone in the state of Georgia.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

In the area of Motor Vehicle Accidents, there are countless ways in which negligence may occur. When Personal Injury is involved, it is paramount your rights are defended to assist your pain and suffering.

Automobile Accidents

Our firm specializes in Automobile Accidents of all kinds. We handle a full range of personal injury cases with substantial damages awarded to our clients in many cases.

Wrongful Death

The statistics are staggering. Every year over 90,000 deaths occur due to medical malpractice, alone. This does not include other types of wrongful death, including Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Unsafe Premises, Workplace Facilities, and instances of Traumatic Brain Injury fatalities.

Workers’ Compensation

In Workers’ Compensation cases, you are entitled to three basic benefits: 1) Wage Benefits, 2) Medical Benefits, & 3) Permanent Partial Disability. Wage benefits are payable to you at the rate of two-thirds of your weekly wage, typically calculated by averaging your wages for the 12 weeks prior to the incident. Medical benefits are payable by your employer and their insurance company. There is no deductible and the doctor or hospital should not bill you directly. They include mileage to and from the doctor and prescription payments. When your doctor returns you to work, your doctor should, but is not required to give a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating that will provide an end benefit to you. Contact us today about your Workers’ Compensation case.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents are another speciality at the Law Office of W. Bryant Green, III, P.C.. We protect motorcyclists rights. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injury and are often times due to automobile driver negligence.

Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Regarding public facilities and workplaces, every visitor expects a certain level of safety. Often times these go ignored, which can result in serious injury. Property owners must warn individuals of unexpected, hazardous, and dangerous conditions.

Housing Premises Accidents

Housing Premises Accidents involves injuries directly related to property owner’s negligence. Housing structures and buildings can have hazards and unsafe areas that may result in serious injury.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents can be very serious, especially around congested in-town areas in Atlanta, Piedmont Park, and The Belt Line. Often times bicycle accidents occur due to motorist’s negligence and/or failure to recognize motor vehicle laws.

Sports Accidents

Sports accidents occur often in professional sports, but what about recreation sports and activities that result in serious injury due to someone’s negligence. Activities at the public parks and even amusement parks can be unsafe and hazardous conditions.

Medical Malpractice

Over 90,000 wrongful deaths occur every year in the United States, solely because of Medical Malpractice. If you think you, a family member, or friend is a victim of medical malpractice, please have them contact us today. We have a long track record in recovering damages for our clients.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Each day, about 30 Americans lose their lives to someone else’s decision to drive intoxicated. If someone you love has been the victim of one of these senseless accidents, no amount of money or heartfelt apologies can bring back your loved one. You may have an opportunity for financial recourse that can cover the cost of your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral costs, and other damages. Under Georgia law, only the next of kin may file a claim on behalf of the decedent, such as a child, spouse, or in some cases, a parent.

Nursing Home Negligence

Families concerned about a loved one that has acquired a bed sore in a nursing home or hospital are quickly faced with difficult decisions, from both a medical and legal standpoint. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, when bed sores advance and the person develops sepsis, there is a 50% mortality rate. Also, more than one third of people living with spinal cord injuries living in the US are battling a bed sore of some type. Nursing home workers caring for disabled patients should be aware that the patients they are caring for are at heightened risk for developing bed sores.
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