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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Marietta Helps Families Seek Justice When They Lose a Loved One Due to Someone Else’s Actions

Compassionate and aggressive advocacy for the families of wrongful death victims

Wrongful death cases pertain to the loss of a loved one due to the negligent or willful act of another, including criminal behavior. Wrongful death lawyer C. Alan Nicholson in Marietta has nearly 30 years of experience providing steadfast legal support to families in these emotionally charged lawsuits. Nicholson Phillips helps family members recover Georgia wrongful death damages and other compensation for the senseless loss of their loved one.

Understanding Georgia wrongful death law

No amount of money can truly compensate families for the loss of a loved one, but Nicholson Phillips can help them move forward when they lose loved ones in fatal construction and workplace accidents and fatal car and truck accidents. We also handle cases involving medical malpractice fatalities. Our firm is often able to obtain compensation in a settlement or by verdict for death and burial expenses and emotional pain and suffering.

We help you and your family navigate the complex Georgia wrongful death statutes and laws by addressing the following issues:

  • Eligibility for filing a claim — Georgia law permits parties closest to the decedent to pursue wrongful death benefits, based on a hierarchy. The surviving spouse has primary rights to compensation but must share benefits equally with all children surviving the decedent. Surviving children can pursue benefits when no surviving spouse exists, followed by the parents of the decedent. In the event that none of these parties exists, the law permits the administrator of the estate to pursue benefits for anyone else who is next of kin.
  • Types of damages — Qualified survivors can pursue claims representing the full financial value of the life of a decedent. This includes the income anticipated over a lifetime. The court also considers the remaining family members’ diminished quality of life. Additionally, the estate administrator can pursue compensation for medical and funeral expenses and the pain and suffering experienced by the victim because of the injuries.
  • Time limits for filing claims — Georgia law provides varying statutes of limitations based on many circumstances. Deadlines typically range from one year to eight or more years. North Georgia individuals who believe they may have a valid claim should enlist the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to pursue the benefits they deserve before the statute of limitations runs out.

Contact our firm for a free consultation in Marietta or Canton, GA today

Even as families deal with the pain of losing a loved one, they need to address legal concerns to retain their rights to compensation from a lawsuit settlement or verdict. Nicholson Phillips provides skilled, compassionate legal support to families who’ve lost loved ones due to negligent or willful acts in Marietta, Canton, Woodstock and other parts of North Georgia. To speak to a trustworthy wrongful death attorney, call us toll-free at 866.948.5700, locally at 770.450.1891, or complete our online contact form.