The death of a loved one is always a tremendous hardship on the family members left behind. This hardship is particularly more difficult when the death is caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional acts. Dealing with a potential legal claim or other financial issues is usually the farthest thing from a family member’s mind.
Under Georgia Law
Financial compensation is never meant as a holistic remedy, but it is often the best option offered under the law in Georgia. In wrongful death cases, there is no way to completely recover what has been lost, and make a person, or a family, whole again. Such losses, by definition, are irrevocable. As personal injury attorneys, our goal then is to make sure no one escapes their responsibilities toward you.
In order to hold a negligent party responsible for the losses caused by that party’s misconduct, a lawsuit for the proper cause of action is often the best option available. Unfortunately, delay in bringing such claims can seriously damage your case. Georgia law prohibits claims from even being made after a certain amount of time has passed. Additionally, as time passes, evidence of the negligent party’s misconduct can disappear or be destroyed. Though it is always difficult amidst a serious loss, the success of a legal claim against a negligent party often depends on how soon you retain an attorney. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we encourage you to call The Law Office of Leonard T. Mathis for a free consultation. We understand that money will never replace what you have lost. Focus on getting through this hard time, and we will focus on maximizing the recovery you are entitled to.