Wrongful Death Law Firm in Macon
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When an individual’s death results from the careless, reckless, or intentional actions or omissions of another person or entity, this is known as a “wrongful death.” Georgia law allows certain individuals to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent or at-fault party and seek compensation for damages that resulted from the death. These include both economic and non-economic losses, such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of expected income, and loss of love, companionship, guidance, and support.
At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we understand that there is nothing more difficult than dealing with the unexpected death of a family member. While no amount of legal action or financial compensation can undo what you have been through, a successful wrongful death claim can allow you the ability to heal.
Damages in Georgia Wrongful Death Cases
The specific factors involved in a given case will play a large role in the damages the plaintiff is entitled to receive. However, that being said, there are certain damages that most individuals filing wrongful death claims in Macon or throughout Georgia can seek.
Georgia recognizes two different types of wrongful death claims. The first seeks compensation for losses based on the value of the decedent’s life. While the actual value of a person’s life can never truly be quantified, the purpose of this type of claim is to provide financial relief and a sense of justice to loved ones and families who have suffered immeasurably as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct.
In this type of claim, you can seek compensation for:
- Loss of expected income/wages
- Loss of anticipated inheritance
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household/childcare services
- Loss of love
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance and counsel
Additionally, wrongful death damages can be sought on behalf of the decedent’s estate. These types of damages typically cover actual financial losses incurred as a result of the death.
Such damages might include:
- Medical bills for the decedent’s final care
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
Millions of Dollars Recovered
At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we know that nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one. With this in mind, our wrongful death attorneys provide caring, personalized, and compassionate support from the very beginning. We are always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding the legal process or what to expect.
With decades of experience and a proven record of success, we have become known as one of the area’s most trusted law firms. If you need help filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Macon or simply are looking for answers, get in touch with our team right away to learn how we can help.
Call (478) 449-0137 to schedule a complimentary consultation.