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Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys: Most Common Causes

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Nobody ever wants to think about losing their loved one in a tragic accident. Unfortunately, it happens all too often. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys meet with clients every week who have lost a family member. Some of them were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Others passed away in a tragic workplace accidents.

Regardless of the way in which they died, your family may be entitled to compensation. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of your loved one. However, if somebody was responsible for their death, they need to be held responsible.

Here, we will discuss some of the more common causes of wrongful death. We will also explain how a third party could be responsible for their deaths in each of these circumstances. If you have questions about whether you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim, feel free to contact our office.

We can schedule your free, initial consultation over the phone or you can do so through our website. At the end of the day, there is nothing we can do to bring your loved one back. And, truth be told, we aren’t looking to punish anybody. All we want to do is get justice for your family and get you compensation for your loss.

Many Wrongful Death Claims Are the Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident

One of the most common causes of wrongful death, at least in our experience, is motor vehicle accidents. While most car accidents are minor, there are thousands of people killed in car accidents every year in Georgia. Many of these were single-vehicle accidents. For example, a driver may lose control of their car and run off the road.

Many other times, however, another driver is responsible for their death. They could have been killed in a drunk driving crash. Or perhaps the other driver was fleeing the cops in a high-speed chase at the time of the crash. No matter what the circumstances, our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys will do their best to get you compensation for your wrongful death claim.

Construction Workers Are at Risk of Dying in a Workplace Accident

Depending on what kind of work your loved one did, there is always the chance that they could pass away from a workplace accident. Some industries, of course, are more dangerous than others. For example, people who work in the oil and gas industry may pass away in chemical explosions. They also work with very dangerous equipment. If there is one mistake, it can mean the difference between life and death.

Construction workers are also prone to very serious accidents. If a worker is atop scaffolding and falls, they could suffer a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. Many don’t survive this kind of fall. If your loved one dies in a workplace accident, there is a good chance you will be able to claim workers’ compensation benefits.

As long as your Atlanta workers’ comp attorney can prove that the accident happened during the normal course of your loved one’s employment, you should be entitled to compensation.

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Lately, There Has Been an Increase in Wrongful Death Claims Filed Against Drug Manufacturers

If you watch television, then you have probably seen the commercials for dozens of new medications. The side effects listed in their commercials seem endless. People have developed cancer and suffered other fatal complications because of dangerous drugs.

If this is what happened to your loved one, rest assured, we will help you file your wrongful death claim. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys will review your case and gather the necessary evidence to prove your case.

Our Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys Also Handle Lawsuits Against Doctors, Surgeons, and Anesthesiologists

There are tragic medical malpractice cases where patients die because their doctor made a grievous error. If your loved one passed away during a routine medical procedure, there is a good chance you’re entitled to compensation.

If your Atlanta wrongful death attorney can prove that the doctor, surgeon, or anesthesiologist was negligent, your family will be able to file a wrongful death claim against their insurance carriers. If the insurance company refuses to pay, we can sue the medical professional personally for damages.

If Your Family Loses a Loved One in a Tragic Accident, Contact Our Office Right Away

We understand how hard it is to grieve the loss of a loved one, especially when they died at the hands of another. Even if the other person had no ill will toward your friend or family member, that doesn’t make the pain any less severe. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys handle more than their fair share of these cases. Each one is tragic in its own way.

While we can’t give you back your loved one, we will work tirelessly to get your family the justice they deserve. As long as we can support your wrongful death claim with evidence, there’s a good chance the defendant will be held liable.

We want to resolve your case as quickly and as painlessly as possible. This way, you and your family can focus on what’s important – grieving the loss of your loved one and moving forward. Our goal is to ensure the defendant or their insurance carrier pays you a settlement.

We offer our new clients a free, initial consultation. This gives you a chance to sit down with a seasoned Atlanta wrongful death attorney and explain what happened. We will review any paperwork or documentation you have related to your loved one’s death.

If we feel you have standing to sue, we will more than likely be able to help. If we take your case, you don’t have to worry about paying anything upfront. You only pay once we win your case.

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