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What Are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

Surviving loved ones may be entitled to compensation for their pain and losses. A wrongful death is a tragic occurrence that happens when a person's death is caused by the negligence, willful act, or indifference of another party. In some cases, victims pass away immediately after the incident. Other cases can be prolonged over months...

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When Someone Dies Due to a Car Wreck Days, Weeks, or Months Later

Georgia has some of the highest car accident death and injury rates in the U.S. People regularly speed, race red lights, and drive aggressively on the interstate and suburban thoroughfares. Many near-accidents are avoided on a daily basis. Until they aren’t. A catastrophic crash happens in the blink of an eye. Victims are thrown from...

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Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim? Case Examples

A wrongful death claim can be filed after a person is directly or indirectly killed due to an individual or business’s negligence, reckless conduct, intentional deeds, or criminal acts. There are many scenarios in which surviving family members can bring forth a wrongful death suit. For legal help, it is best to contact an experienced...

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A Thorough Guide for Understanding the Value of a Loved One’s Life After a Wrongful Death

When a person dies due to injuries caused by a negligent person or business, their loss is viewed as a “wrongful death” in the eyes of the law. Certain family members have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. Filing a wrongful death claim allows a grieving family to collect...

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What Is a Fair Settlement for a Wrongful Death Claim?

There is no specific figure or minimum that can be provided when it comes to a wrongful death settlement. Many factors must be considered when determining compensation for the life and loss of a loved one. Some of the expenses that can be recouped or recovered after a wrongful death include: Funeral costs (burial, cremation,...

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Who Has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

This post is an excerpt from Attorney Gary Martin Hays and Sarah Jett’s latest best-selling book, The Authority on Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia. As lawyers with extensive knowledge regarding wrongful death cases, they explain who can sue over the wrongful death of a loved one and how a wrongful death attorney can help. Georgia...

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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

In preparation for the release of Attorney Gary Martin Hays and Sarah Jett’s latest book, The Authority on Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia, we’re releasing a sneak peek of Chapter 2. As lawyers who have extensive knowledge regarding wrongful death cases in Georgia, they explain what exactly “wrongful death” means, examples of actions that can...

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