Wrongful Death

Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney

In the unfortunate event of losing a family member due to an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence or reckless actions, navigating through the complexities of legal recourse becomes essential. The responsible parties must face the consequences for their actions, and compensation for the associated expenses and the emotional void left behind should be pursued. This is where the expertise of The Johnquel Neal Firm comes into play.

Upon engaging the services of The Johnquel Neal Firm, a dedicated legal representative will adeptly handle negotiations and vigorously pursue the deserved compensation for your family. While recognizing that no monetary amount can fully restore what has been lost, a wrongful death action seeks to alleviate financial burdens and provide support for challenges ahead, including the emotional and financial aftermath of losing a loved one.

Georgia Wrongful Death Statute

Understanding that wrongful death actions in Georgia are subject to distinctive legal frameworks, The Johnquel Neal Firm can provide you with the legal assistance necessary to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation.

In the pursuit of a wrongful death action, initiating a civil case doesn’t rely on the State bringing criminal charges against the alleged party; rather, it is an independent legal process.

Determining Eligibility For Action

The eligibility criteria for filing a wrongful death action in Atlanta, as outlined in statutes like the Georgia Wrongful Death Act, are intricate. Only specific individuals are empowered to bring a claim on behalf of the decedent:

  • The decedent’s spouse
  • If no surviving spouse, the children
  • In the absence of a spouse or children, the living parents
  • If none of the above, the administrator of the decedent’s estate

Georgia’s legal landscape, unlike some states, does not extend this right to other family members. A wrongful death claim, seeking the “full value of the life of the decedent,” encompasses both tangible and intangible aspects.

Additionally, the existence of a secondary estate claim enables recovery for medical bills, funeral expenses, and pre-death pain and suffering. If punitive damages are pursued in the wrongful death action, it must be presented through the estate.

In summary, The Johnquel Neal Firm offers a unique and comprehensive legal approach to Atlanta’s wrongful death cases, recognizing the intricate legal nuances and providing unwavering support to those navigating through the aftermath of such tragic incidents.


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