Wrongful Death: Navigating The Devastating Loss Of A Loved One
Losing a loved one can be difficult. But when a loved one loses their life because of another’s negligence, what was a heartbreaking loss can easily become a devastating tragedy. At Joseph D. Weathers, PC, my legal team has been serving Colquitt County for over 30 years. I was born and raised in Moultrie. I care about the people of this community and I want to fight for justice on their behalf, especially when injustice has resulted in injury or death. I help clients throughout Georgia with their personal injury and wrongful death claims.
The Wrongful Death Laws In Georgia
When someone dies because of the legal fault of another person or entity, the law in Georgia allows for the deceased person’s family or estate to pursue a claim for wrongful death. The legal foundation for a wrongful death lawsuit can include:
- A fatal accident that includes negligence, such as a motor vehicle accident or truck accident
- An incident that involved medical malpractice resulting in death
- A defect in a product that caused a death
- An intentional act of violence or crime that led to death (which could also result in criminal charges)
If someone is charged with a crime, like murder, criminal charges might be filed separately. A criminal charge seeks to punish a crime that has been committed. A wrongful death action is a civil action that seeks monetary damages for the wrongful actions of another.
Compassionate Counsel From An Experienced Lawyer
I have been serving the Moultrie community for over 30 years. In my experience as a personal injury attorney, I have seen the devastating and lasting effects of tragic and traumatic injuries that are caused because of someone else’s negligence. As I have helped families who have lost a loved one navigate this process, my empathy and understanding of what they are going through has resulted in immense compassion for their circumstances.