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Atlanta Wrongful Death Cases in AtlantaThe experience of the death of a loved one is one of the toughest things a family can face. When the death of a loved one was wrongful, due to the negligence of another person, or a company, the tragedy can be even tougher to face.
Types of Wrongful Death CasesWho can bring an action for wrongful death in Georgia?
O.C.G.A. §51-4-2 provides that the surviving spouse of a person may bring an action for the wrongful death of the other spouse. If the decedent had no spouse, the child (or children) of the decedent is the proper person to pursue a claim. If the surviving child is a minor, an adult representative of the child is appointed to pursue the action in the child’s name. The fact that a child may have been born out of wedlock does not eliminate the child’s right to share in any proceeds recovered from settlement or verdict. If the decedent is survived by a spouse and children, all such people share in the recovery. However, the surviving spouse receives no less than 1/3 of the settlement proceeds.
Wrongful Death Attorney Fees in Atlanta
- Don’t worry, hiring a wrongful death lawyer will not cost you an arm and a leg. You do not pay any retainer fee and you do not receive monthly bills from the attorney. Almost all wrongful death lawyers, including Justin Wolfe, work on a contingency fee basis.
- What is a contingency fee? A contingency fee agreement is when you and your attorney agree that the attorney’s fee is dependent upon the outcome of your case. This means that the attorney does not get paid unless he recovers for you.
Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney
- • You should contact a qualified Atlanta wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a workplace accident. Before you talk to any insurance company, it is best to consult with a wrongful death attorney attorney to understand your rights.
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