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Wrongful Death

Anytime you lose a loved one, it feels wrong. There is no greater pain than losing someone you love. While losing anyone can be painful, it can be more traumatic when it is caused by someone else’s negligence. Catastrophic injuries are always a tragedy and leave lasting scars on so many people who loved the deceased. In legal terms, preventable fatalities are referred to as wrongful death claims. While no amount of money can replace a human life, it can give some justice and relief for those left behind.

Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits, typically when criminal charges are not filed or criminal charges fail to reach a guilty verdict. The objective is to hold a person, company or entity accountable for negligent actions that resulted in a preventable death. Only certain people can file a wrongful death claim, usually a close family member such as a spouse or child. In some cases, a parent may be able to pursue a claim. Wrongful death claims can seek compensation for actual damages, such as medical bills, funeral costs and loss of income. They can also recoup punitive damages for pain and suffering caused to the bereaved family.

Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Negligence that results in a wrongful death claim comes in many forms. Some of the common types of wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Fatality vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Product liability or manufacturer defects
  • Unsafe premises
  • Workplace accidents

If you have lost a loved one to a preventable accident caused by negligence, you have our condolences. The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Atlanta understands the pain and frustration that is caused by a loss of a loved one. A wrongful death claim can offer an option to recover funds to mitigate the financial burden of a loss and find some justice for a senseless tragedy. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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