If your loved one passed away due to negligence, you can receive compensation for wrongful death damages. We know that this is an incredibly difficult and emotional time. Our wrongful death lawyers operate with compassion, empathy, and a strong sense of justice.
We want to help bring you closure for your loss. We help Savannah residents and residents of the surrounding area with our legal services. John Foy & Associates has helped families who have gone through a wrongful death of a loved one recover a settlement for their emotional pain and suffering.
For a free consultation on how we can help you too, please call us at (404) 400-4000.
What Will Your Wrongful Death Lawyers Do for My Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death lawsuits are a little different from a traditional personal injury lawsuit for car accidents, workers’ comp, etc. Because we are dealing with a deceased individual, we need to work on other ways to prove negligence and fault.
Usually, our attorneys will examine all of the evidence collected for your case thus far and try to understand the context of what happened. From there, we will have to consult with various experts in different fields, such as accident reconstruction, surgery, and medicine. Their testimonies, combined with the general circumstances of what led to wrongful death, are what we will primarily do.
This is only a very basic generalization of our process. Every wrongful death case is unique. We don’t try to classify all of the wrongful deaths we handle through generalizations.
When you come in for a free consultation, we will tell you exactly what we can do and how we will approach fighting for your settlement.
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Who Can Bring Forth a Wrongful Death Claim?
There is an order to who can bring forth a wrongful death claim:
There are certain exceptions to this order of priority, but they depend heavily on the case and its factors. Generally, this order is followed in Georgia.
How do You Calculate Damages?
For wrongful death cases, our lawyers will evaluate your damages in two different ways.
Through Wages and Earnings
A person whose life was cut short unexpectedly never got the chance to earn to their fullest potential. Our wrongful death attorneys will consult with financial experts to evaluate how much your deceased loved one would’ve made over the course of their life. From there, we will derive an estimate to utilize when calculating your settlement.
It’s hard to put a monetary value on human life. Our team will usually use a formula to derive how much your emotional suffering and mental anguish can be compensated for. While no amount of money can ever make the pain you feel go away, a settlement may help you cover expenses such as funerals or other financial needs to make your lives a little more comfortable.
No Sympathy from Insurance Companies
Even if you’ve suffered a tragic loss through wrongful death, don’t expect the insurance company to feel empathy and compassion. They’re still going to try and stop you from recovering any compensation at their expense. Don’t let the at-fault party get away scot-free for the pain and misery they’ve caused you.
Our lawyers will help you every step of the way. We will not let you be exploited during this difficult time. We know all of the tricks the defense and the insurance companies will try to employ against you.
Let our lawyers handle all of the grunt work for you.
No Upfront or Hidden Fees
Many law firms will try to exploit you as well. These shady law firms will come to you in a vulnerable state to persuade you into enlisting them as your legal representatives, only to leave you once they charge you an astronomical amount of legal fees. In essence, they came just to take advantage of your pain and run off with your settlement.
The attorneys at John Foy & Associates are honest, empathetic, and understanding. Our firm never charges upfront fees for anything and operates on a contingency basis. This means that if we can’t recover compensation on your behalf, you don’t have to pay us anything.
There is no risk when you retain us for help. We are transparent and aim to keep you involved throughout our entire time together.
Call Our Savannah Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
With only two years to file your claim under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33, you don’t have that long to get started. We’ve been helping Savannah residents for over 20 years get closure and the settlement they need to move forward with their lives.
Our law firm has helped recover millions for our clients. Call us today for a free consultation at (404) 400-4000. There is no risk or obligation when you call.