Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys
Committed to Securing the Justice & Recovery You Deserve
There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one; when your loved one’s death could have—and should have—been prevented, it can make it that much more difficult to heal. If your family member or loved one was killed as a result of another person, company, or entity’s negligence, we understand what you are going through. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your legal right to recovery. While compensation cannot ever make up for the loss you have suffered, it can help ease the financial burdens you and your family are facing. It can also provide you with a sense of justice in knowing that the liable party has been held responsible.
When Is a Death Considered “Wrongful?”
While some accidents are truly blameless, many fatal incidents are the result of careless, reckless, or intentional actions. When a death is caused by negligence, it is considered “wrongful.”
Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous premises
In Georgia, certain surviving family members and dependents can bring a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for their damages. These damages may include the cost of medical expenses incurred prior to death, burial/funeral expenses, loss of expected financial support, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and more. In rare circumstances when a death is caused by particularly egregious negligence, surviving family members may pursue punitive damages, meant to punish the liable party and ensure that similar acts of negligence do not occur in the future.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, we believe in fighting for the rights of innocent people who have had their lives forever altered by the negligence of someone else. We are true trial attorneys with over 80 years of combined experience; we do not back down from even the toughest of cases. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the compassionate, personalized, and aggressive legal representation you deserve.