Thomasville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful Death Attorney Fighting for Victims’ Rights in Thomasville and Surrounding Communities
The loss of a loved one is a life-shattering event that can have dire repercussions for years to come. Alongside coping with the emotional impact and devastation of the loss can also come the financial impact of this loss. Death of a loved one is an unfortunate financial catastrophe for a family, particularly if the individual was the primary provider. 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 can bring back your beloved family member, but a Thomasville Wrongful Death Lawyer can help secure the future for the survivors. 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?
Wrongful death in Georgia is the loss of an individual due to the careless, reckless, or intentional actions of another individual. The individual who caused the accident has often breached a duty of care toward your loved one, resulting in extreme injury and death. In order to prove a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove that the individual responsible breached their duty of care (whether that be a standard duty of care as a car driver or a specialized duty of care as a medical provider), and 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
It is important to carefully chronicle the facts and actions of each wrongful death actions to determine the liability for the action. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in recreating the accident, including compiling police reports and witness statements, all of which will be considered when determining the appropriate amount of damages.
Personal Injury Claims for Wrongful Death
The family of a loved one is often faced with an overwhelming burden after the passing of their family member. If the individual was a primary provider, it becomes difficult to live day-to-day. Even if the individual was not a primary income provider, funeral expenses and any medical care often accounts to high amounts of financial obligations. A wrongful death claim will carefully consider the financial impact of the loss, in addition to measuring the emotional impact.
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
A Thomasville personal injury lawyer will be able to help you sort through each of these expenses in detailing out what each will amount to over the course of a few years. If your loved one was the primary provider, then the loss of wages will be a large impact on your family for years to come and should be accounted for in a personal injury claim.
Call a Thomasville Wrongful Death Lawyer at The Rodd Firm for Compassionate Legal Representation
If you have lost a loved one due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another person, do not hesitate to contact our Thomasville, Georgia office today. A wrongful death claim will not bring your loved one back, but our team will work closely with you to help ease the financial burden that their loss may cause, and help begin the healing process. Contact today or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your initial free consultation.