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Losing someone close to you is always a tragedy, but if you believe someone else was responsible for causing the death, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with the loss. At Christopher Simon Attorneys at Law, we are passionate about helping families achieve closure, justice and fair compensation in wrongful death cases. An Atlanta wrongful death attorney may be able to help your family as we have helped hundreds of others. Start your case with a free, confidential consultation at our local law office.

Why Choose Our Wrongful Death Attorneys?

  • We take each case seriously, treating all clients with equal respect and compassion.
  • We know how to go up against insurance companies and have been successful in doing so on behalf of our clients for decades.
  • We will provide outstanding customer service and one-on-one care through every phase of your case.
  • We accept claims in Atlanta, Georgia on a contingency fee basis, so your family does not have to worry about the price of hiring an attorney.

What Is the First Step to a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death suit in Georgia comes with many strict rules and statutes, as well as best practices for how to maximize your odds of success. Before you attempt the many steps it will take to bring and win your claim, hire an attorney for assistance. With hiring a lawyer as the first step in your claim, you will immediately improve your odds of securing a fair and just settlement award. An Atlanta wrongful death lawyer from our firm can use years of legal experience to represent your claim before an insurance adjuster, judge and/or jury.

What Damages Could I Be Compensated For?

At Christopher Simon Attorneys at Law, we realize families do not only come to us for financial recovery. They want justice and peace of mind after devastating losses. However, we also recognize the immense relief it can bring a family to know from where the money for expenses such as medical bills and funeral costs will come. A successful wrongful death suit could reimburse your family – the deceased person’s beneficiaries – for costs such as lost wages and benefits, outstanding medical bills, loss of care and companionship, reasonable funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering. The defendant may also owe you punitive damages for gross negligence or intent to harm your loved one.

What are The Statutes of Limitations for Wrongful Death?

Like all states, Georgia puts a time limit on how long a person will have to bring a claim before forfeiting the right to demand damages. These limits, known as statutes of limitations, are in place to motivate claimants to act while evidence is still available if they believe they have claims. You will have two years from the date of your family member’s untimely death (not necessarily the date of the fatal accident) to file a wrongful death claim in Georgia. Missing your deadline will most likely mean the courts in Atlanta refusing to hear your claim.

What Does “Survival Action” Mean?

The two types of civil claims a person could file after the death of a loved one in Georgia are wrongful death and survival actions. The goal of a wrongful death action is to reimburse surviving loved ones for the losses they suffered, while a survival action compensates a family for the losses the deceased person could have received had he or she been able to file an injury claim. Damages available in a survival action could include payments for the loved one’s pain and suffering and lost wages.

Your Wrongful Death Attorneys in Atlanta, GA!

Find out if you have grounds to file a claim and/or survival action in Atlanta after a fatal accident during a free consultation at Christopher Simon Attorneys at Law. A negligent driver, employer, product manufacturer, property owner, criminal or another party could owe your family compensation. Do not risk losing your chance to file by waiting too long to contact an Atlanta wrongful death lawyer. Speak with us today to immediately start work on your claim. Contact us online or call (404) 259-7635 for a free consultation.

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