Loss Of A Close Relative In A Fatal Accident

Losing a husband or a wife, or a mother or father, is difficult under any circumstances. But when the death is caused by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another, the emotional devastation can be particularly devastating.

In Georgia, the law allows for a legal action to seek compensation when such conduct occurs. At Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., in Macon, we can help you pursue the compensation allowed by law after the wrongful death of a close family member.

You Can Rely On Our Experience

We have the skills to aggressively assert your legal rights at trial or deal successfully with opponents in settlement negotiations. Our firm has been getting results in personal injury cases for clients throughout Georgia for more than 50 years.

The recognition our attorneys have earned includes holding leadership positions in the Georgia State Bar and conducting continuing-education seminars for other lawyers. You can rely on our experience to make sure your wrongful death claim gets treated with the respect it justly deserves.

When your claim involves the loss of the family breadwinner, we know just how vitally important this is for you.

What Caused Your Loved One's Wrongful Death?

Deaths caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another can occur in many different ways. Some of the most common types include:

  • Car accidents caused by drunk driving, distracted driving or other negligence
  • Construction site and other workplace accidents, often involving fatal falls from scaffolding or occupational diseases caused by toxic exposure
  • Trucking accidents resulting from fatigued driving, overloaded trucks, chemical dependency or other causes
  • Dangerous or defective products such as defective vehicles, dangerous drugs or unsafe consumer products
  • Medical malpractice due to medication errors, hospital infections or other errors by medical professionals and staff

Wrongful death can also occur in innumerable other ways, from bar fights to criminal assaults to boating accidents. No matter what type of accident or deliberate injury claimed the life of your loved one, our goal is to get for you the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Who Is Entitled To Bring A Georgia Wrongful Death Claim?

Georgia's wrongful death law is based on statute and is centered on compensation for a surviving spouse of someone whose life was lost due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. But if there is no surviving spouse, that does not necessarily mean the party responsible for the death gets off scot-free.

If there is no surviving spouse, a child or children may be able to bring a claim. Even if there is no spouse or child, Georgia law allows for the executor of the deceased person's estate to pursue a wrongful death action in some circumstances.

This means that if you are a spouse, a child or an executor, it makes sense to inform yourself of your legal rights.

Free Consultations No Attorneys' Fees Unless We Win

We handle most personal injury cases on a contingency fee bases. This means you don't have to pay us any attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Call 888-469-4173 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney at our firm. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us online