Who Can File Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
Atlanta wrongful death claims
When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, a wrongful death claim may be possible. In Georgia, a claim can be filed by the deceased’s—
- Surviving spouse
- Surviving children if there is no surviving spouse
- Parents of the decedent if there is no surviving spouse or surviving children
If the deceased is not survived by a spouse, children, or parents, the administrator of the decedent’s estate can sue on behalf of the estate.
Wrongful death in Georgia follows state law
Wrongful death in Tucker, Atlanta, and other counties and municipalitites law are governed by the state law. Under Georgia law, any recovery in wrongful death lawsuit must be divided equally between the surviving spouse and surviving children. These lawsuits must be filed according to state law.
This can be complicated and is best handled by an attorney who has experience handling accidental and wrongful death lawsuits in Georgia. Your attorney should also have specific hands-on experience filing and litigating both wrongful death lawsuits. Your attorney should also understand the differences between accidental death and wrongful death under Georgia law.
Contact Henry Spiegel Milling for your accidental death lawsuit in Atlanta
If your family member died as a result of negligence, you may have a grounds for an wrongful death lawsuit in Atlanta or an accidental death lawsuit in Tucker. An attorney well versed in wrongful death law in Atlanta or wrongful death law in Tucker can help you determine whether you have a case worth pursuing.
At Henry Spiegel Milling LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in wrongful death claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.