Get the Justice You Deserve with a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our wrongful death attorneys will fight for your family
When you’ve been faced with an overwhelming tragedy and experienced the death of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, a wrongful death lawyer can hold the at-fault party accountable and demand fair compensation for your damages. Johnson Greer Law Group has built a strong reputation in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia as a powerful advocate who treats clients with compassion and knows how to get results. Learn what an experienced Georgia wrongful death attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free and confidential case evaluation.
The death of a loved one can be a disturbing experience for anyone, but when that person dies due to the action or inaction of another person, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming. Anger, grief, frustration and confusion are just some of the feelings that family and friends experience during this traumatic time.
At Johnson Greer Law Group, we understand you need some time to mourn the loss of your loved one. While you deserve all the time you need to grieve, it’s important to remember that there’s a deadline to take legal action against the at-fault party – and if you wait too long to pursue compensation for the death of your loved one, you could miss out on the money your family desperately needs and deserves.
Fortunately, you're not alone. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you and your family sort through all the complex legal issues that arise following the unlawful death of a loved one and fight to get your family maximum compensation.
What is a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe the unlawful death of a person due to negligence, typically in a preventable accident. There are many different types of wrongful death cases, though. For instance, a nursing home worker could physically abuse a patient, causing a fall that results in fatal head trauma. A hospital surgeon might make a mistake that results in the patient's death on the operating table. Or a medical professional’s malpractice could lead to the tragic death of a newborn during delivery or immediately after birth.
Wrongful death claims involve the negligence of a person – and in many cases, the entity the person works for, such as a hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Examples of wrongful death claims that arise from cases of medical malpractice include doctors failing to properly diagnose a disease, assisted living facility workers forgetting to give residents their medication, or a nurse not properly treating a patient’s infected bed sore.
Our attorneys have years of experience helping clients whose loved ones suffered death due to negligence, including wrongful death cases involving:
- Car accidents: Human error is at the root of most car accidents. Our law firm has earned a reputation in Georgia for getting results for families who lost loved ones in crashes caused by distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and other forms of negligence.
- Motorcycle accidents: Because riders and their passengers have little to protect them in a crash, it's a tragic reality that many accidents involving motorcycles result in death. We understand how to handle these complex cases and will fight to get your family the compensation it’s entitled to.
- Truck accidents: Crashes involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semis and big rigs often lead to death due to the massive size of these large commercial trucks. Trucking companies have teams of attorneys ready to fight your claim, putting you at a huge disadvantage, but you can level the playing field with one of our Georgia wrongful death attorneys.
- Negligent security: Property owners have a duty to provide their tenants and guests with reasonably safe premises, but some property owners provide little or no security at all. This happens even when they know that shootings, rapes, stabbings, murders, and robberies have been committed on or near the property.
In some cases, they don't warn tenants, guests, or customers of known dangers. Those guilty of negligent or inadequate security often include owners of:
- Apartment complexes
- Shopping centers and malls
- Office buildings
- Banks and ATM providers
- Schools, including universities
- Gas stations
Under premises liability law, a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining the property may be held legally responsible, or "liable," for the injuries of another if they were the result of a dangerous condition that existed on the property. Our attorneys are dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured due to a property owner's failure to provide reasonable security. If you, a family member, or someone you know has been seriously and/or permanently injured or killed during a criminal attack, please contact us today.
Whatever type of case you're dealing with, it's critical that you have an experienced lawyer on your side, standing up for your family's rights. Our firm has built a reputation for being top-notch wrongful death lawyers who know how to get results. Contact our law firm today. We help grieving families in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
Can you sue a prison for wrongful death?
Generally, if your loved one’s death was due to negligence, abuse or neglect while serving time in prison as an inmate, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. There are many factors to consider when pursuing compensation for the death of an inmate, such as whether your loved one was serving time in jail or prison, whether it was a public or private institution, and the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death (i.e., death by accident, medical malpractice, etc.).
Cases involving the unlawful death of an inmate serving time in jail or prison are extremely complex and can be difficult to navigate alone, which is why you should contact one of our wrongful death lawyers right away for a free and confidential consultation.
How much is my wrongful death claim worth?
The value of your wrongful death claim will depend on the specific details of your case and the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s unlawful death. In general, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Your loved one's pain and suffering
- Your loved one's medical expenses
- Funeral expenses and burial costs
- Your loved one's expected income
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
A good way to get an idea of what your claim might be worth is to contact our law firm. Our wrongful death attorneys can review the details of your case and see what you’re eligible for in compensation.
Why do I need a lawyer for my wrongful death case?
You might think you don't need any assistance if someone clearly did something to cause the unlawful death of your loved one. Unfortunately, most wrongful death cases are rarely straightforward. That's because the at-fault person or entity often refuses to admit any wrongdoing or take responsibility for their reckless actions.
Even if they do admit fault, once the insurance companies and their attorneys get involved, you might have a hard time getting fair compensation for your damages. Most insurance companies only care about one thing – paying grieving families as little as possible. That's not right. That's why we want to help you.
The financial impact of a wrongful death case can be significant. If your spouse or parent was the primary earner in your house, your entire financial well-being could be at risk. Remember, your loved one didn't do anything wrong. Your case is not about money. It's about justice. Find out how a wrongful death attorney can help you and your family. Schedule your free and confidential case evaluation today. Our office is conveniently located in Decatur, just 5 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. We also help clients in Pennsylvania and Florida.