Deciding to pursue a wrongful death claim after a loved one dies can be a difficult and complicated decision. There are many elements to consider, not the least of which is deciding on hiring an attorney. Families may wonder if they even need a lawyer, or if they could handle the case on their own.
Deciding on a Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney
Georgia law does not require families to retain a lawyer to file a claim against the person responsible for the death of their loved one. However, having the right lawyer could make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim and your family’s future. Many families are inexperienced when it comes to the law, and an attorney can provide the tools to help them be as successful as possible.
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
A skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney can provide guidance and take action to protect families as fully as possible, ensuring that they are able to obtain the justice and compensation needed to begin moving forward. A lawyer can:
- Prove that the other person is at fault for your loved one’s death
- Determine the amount of compensation appropriate to cover medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages
- Meet important deadlines and keep the claim moving through the legal process
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Represent your family in court if the case can’t be settled
More than these legal actions, the right attorney can provide empathetic and responsible guidance. They can shoulder the legal burden, so grieving families can focus on what’s really important. During this difficult time, an effective attorney can handle the daily tasks associated with a legal case while surviving family members can address the changes in their lives.
If your loved one has died because of another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. The lawyers at Athens Injury Law Group know it can be difficult to consider filing this type of claim during an already difficult time, but our legal team is here to provide both empathy and effective representation. Victims and families deserve justice and compensation to help them move forward securely. Call our office today, or take a moment to fill out the contact form on this page to learn more about who we are and how we may be able to help.