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Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta are Here to Fight for Your Rights

When you need the assistance of the best wrongful death lawyers in Atlanta, contact the team at Broughton Law at (404) 842-7700. Our top-rated lawyers will gladly talk to you about your case for free.

Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of a lawsuit that puts a price on human life. After all, no amount of money will bring back a loved one. But families that have suffered an unexpected death often have skyrocketing expenses to deal with while they mourn. They may have high medical bills, funeral costs, significant amounts of lost income, and other unanticipated expenses.

This is in addition to the practical realities of facing life without the love and support of the missing person. A Georgia wrongful death lawsuit can help you win compensation for all of these injuries and provide for the survivors.

We are ready to answer any questions you may have about wrongful death cases at Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers. Call (404) 842-7700 today for a free case review.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is the legal term for a death caused by someone else's negligence (criminal carelessness) or deliberate act. For example, a pedestrian hit by a drunk driver would be a wrongful death, and so would the death of a patient who received the wrong medication from a careless doctor or nurse.

In Georgia, the surviving spouses, children, parents, and other relatives may sue those responsible for causing a wrongful death. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys can help relatives can recover the "full value of the life" of the deceased, which may include:

  • Loss of future earnings, including probable raises.
  • Loss of benefits, including retirement benefits.
  • Loss of the inheritance children may have stood to receive.
  • Funeral expenses and other costs caused by the death.
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering the decedent felt.
  • Compensation for the pain of the survivors.
  • Loss of the love and protection of a spouse, child, or parent.
  • If appropriate, punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party.

Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys with Extensive Experience

Georgia wrongful death laws can be very complex. They may involve questions of inheritance, dealings with insurance companies, and intricate accident reconstructions. Georgia's wrongful death statute was written in the nineteenth century and has been interpreted by the courts many times, which means you may have to rely on many legal texts to prove your claim. If you're considering a wrongful death lawsuit, experts recommend that you seriously consider finding a good Atlanta wrongful death lawyer, like the ones at Broughton Law. Our firm is dedicated to representing clients dealing with wrongful deaths and serious personal injuries. We have won millions of dollars for our clients, allowing injured people to pay accident bills and provide for their families futures.

You probably have questions if you're considering filing an Atlanta wrongful death lawsuit. The team at Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers wants to answer those questions — that's why we offer free consultations. Contact us today to set up a meeting with an experienced Atlanta wrongful death attorney.

What Do I Need to Prove to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Atlanta, GA?

After a fatal car accident in Atlanta, the burden of proof for filing a wrongful death claim with Georgia courts is comparable to any other personal injury case and includes demonstrating the following: 

  • Other party's actions or negligence caused the accident
  • Injuries sustained from the accident resulted in the death of your loved one
  • Quantifiable financial losses were sustained, such as the cost of medical and funeral expenses and the future income of your loved one.

Your attorney will need to demonstrate that the evidence proves each of the above items. In civil cases, the burden of proof is lower than in criminal cases, where guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil matters, it only needs to be demonstrated that it's more than likely that the defendant was responsible for the wrongful death. While many civil lawsuits settle in pre-trial negotiations, some cases cannot resolve between parties and must go to a judge or jury for trial.

Why Might You Need an Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney?

No amount of money could ever replace the loss of a loved one or truly compensate for the pain and suffering experienced after a fatal accident. Yet, specific actions often need to be taken to ease the financial situation of surviving family members so that they can focus on healing. A Fatal Accident/Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You Get Compensation for:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Financial Losses Incurred Due to Loss (Present and Future)
  • Medical Bills / Expenses
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Other Expenses Related to Loss

Get a Free Case Review With an Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer

If someone you love lost their life in an accident, you may be consumed with grief. Are you unable to navigate the complicated legal process to secure your future? If doing stacks of paperwork is the furthest thing from your mind, find an attorney that you can trust to handle your claim.

Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers wants to help prepare you for the next steps in your case. We will do everything in our power to take the legal burden off your shoulders. So let us handle the legal side of things while you focus on healing.

At Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers, our Atlanta wrongful death attorney, Allen L Broughton, is ready to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for a free case review at (404) 842-7700.

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