A wrongful death claim may be appropriate when a person dies as a result of the actions of another individual, entity or organization. Wrongful death claim in Georgia can only be instituted by the immediate family members of the deceased. While any recovery of a wrongful death claim cannot compensate you for the loss of a loved one, it can assist in the recovery for:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Mental Anguish
- General and Punitive Damages
Wrongful death claims must be carefully prepared and presented to enhance chances of recovery at trial. Therefore, it is important to act quickly to preserve information and evidence that will be crucial to proving your case at trial. Likewise, there is an applicable statute of limitations barring recovery after a certain period of time has passed. Wrongful death claims involve complicated legal issues and are time consuming and costly to prosecute. The attorneys at MLF will assist through the complicated, lengthy and emotional process by thoroughly investigating the case and identifying the negligent party’s:
- Duties to the deceased
- Breach of their duty
Premises liability generally refers to accidents that happen to a guest or trespasser and take place on another’s property. The owners of these properties include but are not limited to homeowners and business owners, and the injuries usually result from an unsafe condition on the property due to the negligence of the owner or some failure to warn of the dangers. Landowners retain varying degrees of responsibility towards their visitors, depending on the category of law into which the visitors fall: invitee, licensee or trespasser. These categories are usually determined by the nature of the visit — whether it is for commercial or social purposes, whether it is by invitation or an intrusion.
Determination of liability require inquiries be made into the creation of the hazard, the length of time the hazard existed, whether the landowner knew of the hazard or whether the landowner should have know of the hazard.