A person who recklessly or negligently causes the death of another can and should be held accountable. Any type of personal injury accident that is fatal can be the basis of what commonly is referred to as a “wrongful death claim.” In reality, there are two distinct types of claims which flow from what more accurately should be called “negligent” or “illegal homicide.” Those claims include “wrongful death” claims which are brought to recover damages for the full value – both economic and non-economic – of the decedent’s life, and estate or survival claims which include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and in some instances, punitive damages.
Vehicle and construction accidents, negligence and defective products are among the many causes of accidental deaths. Kopelman Sitton Law Group has successfully handled numerous wrongful death actions. Our firm understands the complexities of Georgia’s wrongful death statute and will pursue justice and fair compensation for those who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness.
In addition, we are sensitive to the emotional devastation endured by families of wrongful death victims, and handle these cases in a compassionate, yet professional manner, that is designed to offer long-term comfort, hope and confidence to our clients.