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The unexpected loss of a loved one is a difficult and traumatic experience, and even more so when it occurs because of someone else’s negligence. There are legal options families can pursue in the aftermath of such a terrible incident, which can pave the way towards justice and compensation following a loss. The wrongful death lawyers at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims and are prepared to stand by you and guide you through the process of a wrongful death lawsuit to ensure that those who are responsible are held accountable. Our firm has over $75 million in recoveries involving wrongful death.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. In Georgia, the individuals entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit are entitled to recover the “full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived.” O.C.G.A. §51-4-1.

In Georgia, only certain persons are entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Children (if there is no surviving spouse)
  • Parent (if there is no surviving spouse or children)

If the deceased is not survived by any of the above family members, the personal representative of the decedent may file the wrongful death claim. Any damages recovered would be held by the estate for the deceased person’s next of kin. Under Georgia’s wrongful death statute, any amounts recovered are equally divided among the surviving spouse and children, with the surviving spouse receiving no less than one-third of the recovery.

Damages that may be available in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Punitive damages
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Funeral and burial expenses (brought by the estate)
  • Loss of care, companionship, and other intangible benefits
  • Medical expenses related to the decedent’s injury or illness (brought by the estate)
  • Any pain or conscious suffering the decedent endured prior to his or her death (brought by the estate)

Choose Our Dedicated & Effective Atlanta Wrongful Death Law Firm

At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we understand the emotional toll families experience when considering a wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers provide personalized service and work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. With a limited case load, we are able to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives the level of attention and quality legal representation they deserve. Wrongful death cases can be complex and difficult to understand. Let our experienced wrongful death attorneys help you.

Please do not hesitate to call us and speak with us confidentially. We are available 24/7.


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