The Importance Of Hiring A Wrongful Death Attorney
Initially, after the loss of a loved one, the family is in a state of grief, disbelief and trauma. When this loss is caused by the negligence of another person or entity, the survivors may be able to start a wrongful death case in Marietta.
Wrongful death cases are extremely emotional for the family. Hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney to represent you in negotiations and, if necessary, in litigation is the only way to ensure you will receive the settlement you deserve. In Marietta and throughout the state of Georgia there are two separate claims after these types of tragedies.
Types of Claims
With years of experience in representing survivors in wrongful death cases, Steven M. Barnett, P.C. will listen to your case and then discuss your options. The two types of claims under Georgia law include the death claim, or the value of the life of the deceased and the estate claim.
The estate claim will provide coverage for all expenses including funeral, medical expenses, pre-death pain and suffering and other damages. A lawyer can explain the specifics of each case.
In Georgia, as in all other states, there are only specific individuals able to pursue this type of claim. A wrongful death attorney will provide information on your eligibility to pursue a claim. The spouse is the primary beneficiary and, if there is no spouse, the children become the beneficiaries. When there is no spouse or children of the deceased, the parents may pursue the case.
As this can be a very complex area of the law, hiring a wrongful death attorney familiar with the law will be essential. To discuss your situation and to determine if you have a wrongful death case, call the Law Offices of Steven M. Barnett, P.C. at 770-415-8393.
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