At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys are compassionate, justice-driven advocates for grieving families. There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one in an accident that should have never happened. Our law firm knows how to hold the responsible parties accountable. If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, we can help your family get justice and the maximum financial compensation. Contact our office today for a free, confidential consultation with a Georgia wrongful death attorney.

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia

A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of civil legal claim through which surviving family members can hold a negligent party legally responsible for their loved one’s death. Some of the leading causes of wrongful death claims in include:

  • Car crashes;
  • Pedestrian collisions;
  • Bike accidents;
  • Motorcycle wrecks;
  • Large truck accidents;
  • Commercial vehicle collisions;
  • Unsafe conditions on property;
  • Criminal attacks;
  • Medical Malpractice; and
  • Nursing Home Abuse.

Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers are ready to proactively investigate your wrongful death claim and determine all parties that bear responsibility.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Unfortunately, not everyone who had a close relationship with the victim has rights under Georgia’s wrongful death statute. Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 51-4-2), only certain people are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident. Further, state law sets up a particular order for these types of claims. As a general matter, a wrongful death claim should be handled as follows:

  1. The surviving spouse has the initial option to bring a wrongful death lawsuit;
  2. If there is no surviving spouse, then the claim should be brought by surviving children;
  3. If there are no surviving children, then the surviving parents should bring the claim; and
  4. If none of the aforementioned listed parties are available to bring the claim, then a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the victim’s estate for the benefit of their heirs.

Knowing who should initiate a wrongful death claim in Georgia can get complicated. At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, we help grieving families understand the process. If you have any questions about who can file or who should file a claim, please do not hesitate to contact our wrongful death attorneys for help.

What is the Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

You only have a limited amount of time to initiate a wrongful death claim. Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 9-3-33) generally requires any action for a wrongful death to be started within two years of the victim’s death. Do not wait to get started with the wrongful death claims process in Georgia. You can be sure that defendants and insurance companies will waste little time in protecting their own financial interests. Consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible after a fatal accident.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is designed to compensate the surviving family members for their damages. Grieving family members may seek financial compensation for both monetary and non-monetary damages. Our firm is committed to helping families get the maximum financial compensation for the loss of their loved one.

Why Rely On Our Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers

The loss of a loved one in an accident is heartbreaking. While there is nothing that could ever truly be enough to make things right, you and your family need justice, legal closure, and financial support. At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, we are here to handle all aspects of your legal case so that you can focus on your family. Among other things, our Atlanta wrongful death lawyer will:

  • Listen to your story and answer questions about Georgia wrongful death law;
  • Investigate the accident, securing the evidence needed to bring a claim;
  • Handle all of the wrongful death claims paperwork and negotiations with insurers; and
  • Take your family’s wrongful death case as far as necessary to get justice.

Wrongful death claims require personalized attention from an attorney. When we take on a case, our firm puts time, resources, and passion into helping grieving families secure the best outcome. With a history of successful results across a wide range of injury and accident claims, you can trust our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers to handle the case the right way.

Contact Our Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers are compassionate and experienced advocates for justice. If your loved one was killed in an accident, we are here to help you navigate the legal process so that you can get closure, accountability, and compensation. Contact us today to arrange a free, strictly confidential initial consultation. With a law office in Atlanta, we represent grieving families throughout Georgia and Alabama.