Protecting Wrongful Death Victims—It's What We Do. Providing Personalized Attention for Every Case

Macon Wrongful Death Attorneys

Committed to Fighting for the Justice Your Family Deserves

At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we make it a point to pay personal attention to every case we represent. As experienced wrongful death attorneys in Macon, we've recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we're proud of our commitment to representing them to the best of our ability.

If you're looking for legal representation that can provide a customized approach to your case, you've come to the right law firm. We are an ethnically diverse group, and our practice area focuses on complex litigation cases. When you're ready to work with a wrongful death attorney that has a proven track record of success, we'll be here to offer a free case consultation.

Don't delay; call (478) 449-0137 to reach our team of experienced Macon wrongful death lawyers!

Understanding Wrongful Death Compensation in Georgia

A wrongful death can be a devastating experience for a family to go through. We understand that this process is overwhelming, and it's why we're dedicated to treating our clients with compassion. If you lost your loved one due to a wrongful death, our Macon wrongful death lawyers have the experience necessary to guide you through this complex legal process.

Below are some of the available damages that we will strive to recover for your wrongful death claim:

  • Financial support
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

Wrongful Death Claims After Car Accidents

Unintentional injuries are one of the leading causes of death in the country, with many of those incidents being directly caused by car accidents. Approximately 33,000 people lose their lives in traffic collisions in America each year, which is about 20% of all deaths caused by unintentional injuries.

Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. and our lawyers are familiar with all sorts of wrongful death claims, but we also have an intentional focus on those related to car accidents due to their commonality. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, then you can trust in our abilities to properly and respectfully manage your claim and prepare for all of the car accident-related intricacies. For example, the average auto insurance policy might not cover the full expenses you are owed after losing your loved one in a wreck, but our team knows how to explore all avenues for possible compensation. Depending on the details of the crash, we might be able to file against multiple insurance policies, such as auto insurance, health insurance, and even homeowners’ insurance policies.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

Georgia law limits who can file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one. The eligible claimants are sorted by precedence.

The order of people who can file a wrongful death claim are:

  • Surviving spouse, who must represent any surviving children
  • Surviving children if there is no surviving spouse
  • Surviving parents if there are no surviving spouse or children
  • Personal representative of the deceased loved one’s estate

When a surviving spouse files a wrongful death claim, they are guaranteed at least one-third of any recovery made through the claim or lawsuit. The remaining amount will likely be split evenly among any number of surviving children. If the wrongful death claim is won by a representative of the estate, then the damages go to the estate, not that representative.

Fighting Against Remittitur Judgments

The damages experienced by the wrongful death of a loved one can be extreme, culminating as six- or seven-digit figures. If a jury rules in your favor and wants to award a large amount to match those damages, then there is still the potential issue of remittitur. When a judge reduces a jury award because the judge deems it “excessive,” remittitur is the act of that judge reducing the amount, usually by a significant measure.

Remittitur is problematic because it is effectively a judge deciding that the jury has lost its power to rule on a case, despite that being the purpose of a jury. Our Macon wrongful death lawyers can apply their vast legal experiences to challenge remittitur in your claim. We will work diligently to make certain you are given the full award that a jury has deemed fair.

Don't Wait to Get Help

While no one can bring back your loved one, compensation can help ease financial constraints. If you're ready to seek the justice that you and your family deserve, allow our legal team to guide you through the next steps. Call us today at (478) 449-0137 to get the help you need! Our wrongful death lawyers in Macon, Milledgeville, and Albany can provide the compassionate representation you deserve!

Contact our team to schedule a free consultation today.

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  1. We possess extensive trial and complex litigation experience.
  2. All clients receive a free and confidential consultation.
  3. Every case receives the personalized attention deserved.
  4. Our attorneys have recovered millions for past injured clients.
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  6. Our respected firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.®
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    Trial Lawyers Associations.
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