We know that dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one is tremendously difficult. A wrongful death lawyer in Mableton can help you seek justice after your loved one’s preventable death. In addition to financial compensation, we can help your family get closure.
John Foy & Associates would like to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss how we may assist you. We can provide you with our empathy and understanding. We’ll help you hold the liable party responsible for their actions and file a wrongful death claim.
Incidents that Commonly Lead to Wrongful Death
With decades of experience helping families, our Mableton wrongful death attorneys can provide you with excellent legal care. The most common wrongful death cases often involve medical malpractice, product liability, and traffic accidents.
Don’t worry if your case doesn’t fall under these three categories. It doesn’t matter what type of accident caused your loved one’s wrongful death. We hear all cases brought to us and will do our best to help you understand all the legal options available to you.
Medical malpractice refers to inadequate treatment or lacking care delivered by a healthcare professional. Your loved one may have experienced medical malpractice if a doctor or other medical staff:
- Failed to diagnose an illness.
- Negligently performed critical medical procedures.
- Prescribed the wrong medicine.
Doctors and medical staff get years of training so we can entrust ourselves to their care. Willful or unintentional negligence shouldn’t be accepted or go unpunished. We will help you hold the hospital and the at-fault parties liable for damages and for the death of your loved one.
Our team may assist your family with cases involving malpractice at hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.
The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 was passed to ensure that consumer products released to the public are made safely and without any significant danger. If a manufacturer or distributor fails to uphold safety standards in their product, we can help you hold them accountable for wrongful death.
Traffic accidents are responsible for killing thousands of people nationally each year. All drivers on the road need to exercise caution and a duty of care towards others. You shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences of another driver who failed to exercise reasonable care.
Whether your loved one’s wrongful death was caused by a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, we can hold the insurance companies responsible for paying your damages. We can ensure the at-fault driver is properly punished for their negligence.
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Wrongful Death Damages You May Recover
If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, your family may be entitled to damages. Our wrongful death lawyers in Mableton can help you navigate the claims process and negotiate a fair settlement. You may be able to recover damages for:
If your loved one suffered a fatal accident, their medical bills may be recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit. Your claim could seek repayment for:
- Hospital bills
- Prescription drugs
You may be entitled to repayment for your loved one’s funeral service and the cost of burial or cremation. This includes the cost of a gravestone and internment.
Your Loved One’s Income
If your loved one supported family members financially, a wrongful death claim could seek reimbursement for their lost income.
Loss of Consortium
A surviving spouse may seek loss of consortium or companionship. While only qualifying family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit, other family members may join the suit. John Foy & Associates can explain who can file a wrongful death lawsuit and how in a free consultation.
We Can Help You Recover Punitive Damages
Punitive damages refer to damages that punish the at-fault party for their negligence. Not only will the at-fault party be punished for their actions, but you can also receive an additional monetary reward alongside your settlement.
Most wrongful death cases can qualify for punitive damages. This is because wrongful death often results from:
- Extreme negligence
- Willful intent to harm
Remember, not all cases can qualify. If our wrongful death attorneys feel that your case can receive an award for punitive damages, they will pursue them along with your settlement during trial or negotiations.
Don’t Expect Help from Insurance Companies
Even though you’ve suffered a wrongful death of a loved one, don’t expect the insurance companies to understand your pain. They’re not necessarily here to help you. An insurance adjuster may attempt to prevent you from getting the full compensation you deserve.
While no amount of money is ever going to replace your loved one, you still deserve the proper compensation needed to allow you to move forward with your life and heal from the pain. Insurance companies will try to swindle you out of fair compensation. We won’t let them do that to our clients.
Our lawyers know every trick insurance companies employ, and we won’t let them take advantage of you during this emotionally challenging time.
Hire a Mableton Wrongful Death Attorney Without Upfront Fees
Unlike other law firms that only care about getting a portion of your settlement and receiving payment, our law firm has your best interests in mind. We work on a contingency-fee basis.
There are no hidden fees or upfront costs for our legal assistance. You only pay us if our Mabelton wrongful death attorneys win compensation for you.
Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death in Georgia
A negligent party may cause permanent, devastating harm to your family. Unfortunately, wrongful death is subject to legal deadlines. Under Ga. Code § 9-3-33, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is just two years. If you do not file a claim in that time, you may lose your chance to hold the liable party responsible.
Depending on the circumstances, other time limits may apply to your case. Consult with an attorney sooner rather than later.
Call John Foy & Associates for a Free Consultation Today
The death of a loved one is always difficult to process, especially when it might have been prevented. Count on our legal team for the guidance and support you need.
A Mableton wrongful death attorney from John Foy & Associates can help you after the wrongful death of your loved one. We offer free, no-obligation case reviews. You can reach us online or call 24/7 to get started.