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About Wrongful Death Cases in Atlanta and Georgia

Information Provided by our Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney


Wrongful death is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered "wrongful deaths".

Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members. In some instances, these claims are filed in order to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages include:

  • Expense associated with the death, e.g., medical and funeral.

  • The full value of the life of the deceased has two elements, the economic value of the deceased's normal life expectancy and the intangible element of exact proof. The intangible element of loss is considered from the standpoint of the deceased. In other words, the deceased's loss of his relationship with the Plaintiffs and others and the associated factors such as the society, advice, counsel, and companionship with the Plaintiffs and others are to be compensated by the jury based on these relationships.

If you live in Georgia, and a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the law. Call our Atlanta wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.


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