Atlanta Car Accident Death Lawyers
Legal Representation After a Fatal Crash
Losing a loved one in a fatal auto accident is both emotionally traumatic and financially burdensome. Fortunately, the families of fatally injured victims have the right to hold the at-fault party responsible through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit by which the family of a person killed through an act of negligence can pursue compensation for their losses from the at-fault party and their insurer. At Grant Law Office, our compassionate Atlanta car accident lawyers are committed to helping grieving families obtain closure in difficult times. For a free consultation on your legal rights, call us at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955.
One of the Leading Causes of Accidental Death
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle collisions are one of the top ten causes of death for all Americans and the number one cause of death for children, teens, and young adults, ages 5 through 34. Regarding the number of years of life lost, motor vehicle accidents come in third, just behind cancer and heart disease. Unfortunately, most fatal motor vehicle collisions are preventable.
The types of collisions that often result in fatal injuries include rollovers, head-on crashes, and collisions with fixed objects, although any type of crash can result in fatalities under certain circumstances. The circumstances that cause fatal injuries usually include:
All of these involve negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing on the part of the driver. These causes make the driver at-fault for the fatal collision, which in turn gives the victim's family the right to pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered. Until drivers choose to stay sober behind the wheel, focus on the road, and obey speed limits and traffic laws, many more families will lose their loved ones in traffic accidents.
Compensation If Negligence Was Involved
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, you may be eligible for compensation for any of the following wrongful death damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits, such as medical benefits and retirement
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, etc.
- Loss of household services the deceased provided, such as bookkeeping, child care, vehicle and property maintenance, etc.
- Punitive damages
The Settlement or Recovery You Deserve
When an insurance company agrees to insure a person, they have entered a contract where the company agrees to compensate injured people for any damages the insured person caused.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies will deny a claim or offer settlement that is less than the plaintiff deserves. This is called acting in “bad faith.” If an insurance company is denying your claim, refusing to negotiate with you, or offering you an unfair settlement, you need to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Atlanta Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys Helping Your Family on the Path to Recovery
If your loved one was killed in an auto accident in Georgia, we may be able to help. To learn more about your legal rights and to ask any questions you may have, please contact our Atlanta car accident wrongful death attorneys today at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955. If your situation is urgent, don’t hesitate to fill out the quick contact form on our website and we will respond within the hour.