Wrongful Death

Cumming Wrongful Death Attorney 

The death of a loved one can be devastating. When another’s negligence causes that death, the loss can be even more difficult to bear. In addition to the emotional pain, you could face financial hardships from the loss of your loved one’s income and benefits, in addition to the cost of medical bills and funeral expenses. 

We understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. Our Cumming wrongful death attorney is here to help you seek the compensation you deserve. While no amount of money can make up for the loss of someone you held dear, you should not have to bear the burden of amassing expenses as you grieve. 

To discuss your situation and the ways our experienced team can assist you, reach out to schedule a free consultation. During this meeting, we will get the details of your situation, explain your legal options, and outline the steps for moving ahead with us. Countless people throughout Northern Georgia have been glad they turned to The Matthews Law Firm, LLC. With our track record, you can choose us with confidence. 

Call (470) 570-2531 or connect with us online

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a type of civil lawsuit. In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members seek compensation for damages, including the loss of their loved one’s income and benefits, the loss of companionship, and the cost of medical bills and funeral expenses. These claims are separate from any criminal charges that may be filed against the responsible party.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Georgia law, only certain individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. These individuals are referred to as the “real parties in interest.”

The real parties in interest in a Georgia wrongful death claim include:

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased
  • The surviving children of the deceased
  • If there is no surviving spouse or children, the surviving parents of the deceased
  • If there is no surviving spouse, children, or parents, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate

The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. There are very few exceptions to this rule, so it is important to act quickly and get started as soon as possible to make a claim.

Available Damages 

The types of damages that may be available in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Medical expenses related to the deceased’s final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of the deceased’s income and benefits
  • Loss of the deceased’s care, companionship, and support
  • Pain and suffering of the surviving family members
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

How Our Cumming Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help You 

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with a legal battle. However, taking action promptly is important for protecting your rights and future. By hiring a wrongful death lawyer, you can focus on your family and healing while your attorney handles all the legal details.

Our wrongful death lawyer in Cumming can help you by:

  • Investigating the accident or incident that caused your loved one’s death
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties
  • Calculating the full extent of your losses
  • Filing all necessary paperwork and meeting all deadlines
  • Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Taking your case to trial, if necessary

Our wrongful death lawyers in Cumming are committed to providing the compassionate guidance and fierce advocacy you need during this difficult time. You can trust us to work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation for your loss. Get started today by reaching out to schedule a free consultation. 

Get in touch online or call (470) 570-2531. We represent clients in Forsyth County and other areas in Northern Georgia. 

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