Albany Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful Death Attorneys Fighting For Victims’ Rights In Albany, GA
Losing a loved one can be a life-altering event that may affect you and your family’s lives for years to come. Not only are you having to endure the emotional impact that comes with the loss, but you may also face financial burdens as well. The death of a beloved family member can be even more catastrophic when that family member was the financial provider for your family. We know it can be difficult to think of legal action when mourning but if you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the actions of another individual, you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages against this individual or company. Nothing will bring back your beloved family member, but an Albany Wrongful Death Lawyer can ease the financial future of the remaining family. Reach out for skilled and compassionate answers. Chris Rodd and his professional legal team at The Rodd Firm are standing by to take your call.
What Is Wrongful Death?
The legal term “wrongful death” is defined as a death caused by a company’s or individual’s negligent, careless or deliberate act. Oftentimes, the individual who caused the accident has reached a level of care toward your loved one and is liable for the extreme injuries and death that resulted. To prove wrongful death, you must be able to prove that the individual responsible breached a level of care and, as a result, that breach of duty led to your loved one’s death.
Wrongful death actions can occur when a loved one dies as a result of the following:
- Car accidents
- Nursing home neglect
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
Our Albany wrongful death lawyer has seen a wide spectrum of cases. We will fight with you and beside you, as we gather evidence, facts, and actions in order to determine liability. We will help you in recreating the accident and make sure we include every detail when determining the appropriate amount of damages.
Personal Injury Claims for Wrongful Death
After a loved one passes, day-to-day activities can become burdensome. On top of that, the financial obligations when someone passes can be extensive. Filing a personal injury claim can help alleviate some or all of the costs that resulted from the accident. The victim’s spouse is the first family member eligible to bring the claim. If there is no living spouse to the victim, the victim’s children would be the next eligible to bring the claim. If the victim has no living spouse or children, the parents are then eligible to bring the claim.
A personal injury claim for a wrongful death action will often include the following:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Medical expenses (if any)
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Chris Rodd and his team will be able to help you through this detailed process. We work diligently to gather all necessary evidence needed to determine how to appropriate expenses. We take into consideration the expenses that are needed now and in the future so that you never have to worry. We want you to focus on healing.
Call An Albany Wrongful Death Lawyer Today For Compassionate Legal Representation
We know that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we want to help ease the financial burden you and your family may suffer. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions or reckless behavior, we can help. Contact today or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your initial free consultation.