Wrongful Death

Find Closure After The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One

Thousands of Americans struggle every year to cope with the premature loss of a loved one, both emotionally and financially. Few Americans are truly prepared to manage the expenses involved with an unexpected loss. Moreover, when your loved one’s death was the result of another’s inattention, recklessness or intent to cause harm, you do not have to shoulder the expenses alone. The legal system holds people responsible for the harm they cause.

The wrongful death attorneys at Cheeley Law Group are ready to help you find justice and closure. At your free initial consultation, we will go over your case and determine what legal strategy works for you. Dial 770-637-5692 to schedule your consultation.

Wrongful Death: Understanding The Basics

Georgia law allows the immediate family, such as a parent, child or spouse, to file a wrongful death claim when their loved one passes away. Typically, a surviving family has two years to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death cases are not criminal cases. There does not need to be a conviction to hold a party financially responsible for a death. Instead, the law looks to see if the other party’s actions were the primary reason (also called proximate cause) for your loved one’s death. A successful claimant may receive compensation for:

  • Emergency medical services and health care expenses for your loved one’s care before death
  • Funerary expenses, including for cremation, caskets and burial services
  • Lost wages when the decedent was a wage earner, including compensation for lifetime earning projections

Wrongful death cases are not criminal cases. There does not need to be a conviction to hold a party responsible for a death financially. Instead, the court looks to see if the other party’s actions were the primary reason (also called proximate cause) for your loved one’s death.

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At Cheeley Law Group, we focus on helping you achieve closure through justice. We are highly successful litigators who can bring your case to court and who commit to finding your best possible outcome. Contact our office today. You can also call 770-637-5692.