If someone in your family has been the victim of a wrongful death incident, you have experienced an extraordinary amount of emotional suffering. At Andersen, Tate & Carr, we will do our best to help you avoid suffering any financial burdens associated with a wrongful death case. Some of these burdens can come from costly medical expenses, a loss of income and insurance difficulties.
We understand that you are going through a very difficult experience. We are here to help simplify your current situation. We aim to lift the burden off of your grieving family. We are prepared to handle legal issues, allowing you and your family to go through the grieving process in peace.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Atlanta
Wrongful death incidents can occur in a vast number of ways. This is due to a broad definition of what classifies as a wrongful death. If someone is responsible for a life and fails to follow the law--- causing the dependent’s death--- that person may be accused of causing a wrongful death. Some situations, like medical malpractice cases, have obvious parties who are clearly responsible for their patient’s lives. However, many more potential wrongful death situations exist where people are responsible for other’s lives. Here is a list of the most common situations that can lead to wrongful death cases.
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Accidents Involving Negligent Security or Hiring Practices
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice Accidents
In any of these scenarios, there are responsible parties that are liable for the lives of others that they interact with. If they act recklessly, negligently or illegally, a person may be severely injured and possibly die from those injuries. If this is the case, a wrongful death claim may be filed. At Andersen, Tate & Carr, we will help you determine if you should pursue a wrongful death case.
What To Do in a Wrongful Death Case
If someone in your family has died because of someone else’s negligence, that person’s insurance company may approach you and offer a settlement. Although this may be enticing, make sure you contact an experienced attorney before accepting it. They will most likely have their client’s best interest in mind, not yours. If you take the case to court, you may be entitled to much more financial compensation than the settlement offers. If an insurance company has approached you or your family, contact us today and we will help you determine if you should accept the settlement.
Contact Our Team of Experienced Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
At Andersen, Tate & Carr, we welcome the opportunity to review the case of your loved one’s fatal accident and help you get the financial compensation you and your family deserve. Contact us today if you have lost a family member in an accident that was caused by someone else in Atlanta. We can help recover the damages associated with economic losses, medical expenses and the loss of consortium and companionship to a family brought about by a wrongful death.
While a wrongful death can't be reversed, the effects of a wrongful death don't also have to be tragic. If you are in Atlanta, call Andersen, Tate & Carr today at (770)-822-0900 for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.