No amount of cash can compensate you for the loss of a loved one. At the same time, if your family has suffered a devastating blow and you put off investigating legal action, you may unfortunately wind up financially disadvantaged and unable to collect money you need to provide for your family, pay for medical bills and funeral expenses, and see that justice is done. Brunswick, GA wrongful death cases can get devilishly complicated and emotionally difficult. This essay can serve as a quick primer to the basic details you need to know.
Who can be accountable?
If the negligence or misconduct of another individual or entity (such as a corporation) caused the death of your loved one (either directly or indirectly), that person or entity can be held accountable for all manner of damages. A Brunswick, GA wrongful death case is similar to a personal injury case, legally speaking. In addition to seeking compensation for medical bills and funeral expenses, you may seek compensation for loss of companionship, loss of direction and loss of support. The estate of the deceased may be compensated directly, or the spouse or children of the deceased may collect the compensation.
Why Immediate Action is Important
It is difficult right now to focus on anything but grieving. But it may be in your interest to at least explore your Brunswick, GA wrongful death legal options for at least 2 reasons.
First, evidence from the accident may degrade or disappear over time. If you wait weeks or months before looking into the matter, witnesses may forget precisely what happened, and the negligent party may have time to do damage control to prevent liability. On the other hand, if you act to set potential legal action in motion, your representative can help document precisely what happened and make sure that those who should be held accountable, get held accountable.
Second, a statute of limitations governs wrongful death suits in Georgia. If you fail to file a claim within that time frame, you may permanently lose your right to do so.
Please connect today with the compassionate and sensitive attorneys at Farah & Farah. This Jacksonville, FL based law firm has lots of experience handling Brunswick, GA wrongful death cases with grace and poise. The team can provide a free and confidential consultation about how and whether to pursue some legal action. Connect with an attorney right now at (912) 388-4921, or explore more about Farah & Farah at www.farahandfarah.com.