JACKSON LAW OFFICES, P.C. SERVES CLIENTS IN BOTH GEORGIA & SOUTH CAROLINA
If you have lost a loved one due to the fault of another person or a company you may be entitled to seek damages to replace lost wages, pay for funeral expenses, and compensate you for lost wages and companionship. Going through a tragedy of this magnitude is a long and difficult process that can be emotionally taxing on the survivors. Our Augusta wrongful death lawyers can help you begin the legal process to claim compensation for your loss. We will stand beside you during this trying time to help you receive the best legal outcome.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Wrongful death is the death of a person due to an intentional act of another person, homicide, or misconduct by a person, company or corporate entity.
The following may be considered wrongful death claims:
- Accidents – if a negligent person fails to take necessary and proper precaution or is negligent with care and it results in death, a wrongful death claim may be filed against them.
- Intentionally killed – if a victim is killed due to the willful act of another, typically in a criminal case, survivors may file a wrongful death suit.
- Distributor, manufacturer, employer fatality – various companies, agencies, or employers can be held accountable for the death of a loved one if there is proof of negligence.
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
Typically, the survivors of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death suit, but the exact persons may vary from state to state. It is essential that you speak with an Augusta wrongful death attorney to determine if a claim can be filed.
The following persons may be able to file a wrongful death claim:
- Parents of minors
- Surviving children
Other persons that may be entitled to a wrongful death claim are siblings, cousins, or grandparents, however the more distant the family relationship is, the harder it is to prove that you should be allowed to collect survivor damages.