GA Wrongful Death FAQs
Ken Nugent, a Georgia wrongful death attorney reviews frequently asked questions
If you tragically lose a loved one due to wrongful death in Georgia, the compassionate lawyers of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can help. We cannot bring back your loved one, but we know how to effectively fight for your family and your future.
Below, our attorneys can offer answers to the following frequently asked questions about wrongful death in Georgia:
Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit?
Depending on the circumstances, the estate, a spouse, the children of the deceased, or parents of a minor may be the proper party to bring a wrongful death action. A Georgia wrongful death attorney can make a determination of the correct parties to sue.
How do you prove negligence for a wrongful death lawsuit?
In a wrongful death action, you must prove that the defendant owed a duty to the deceased, that the defendant breached that duty, and that the death of the deceased was caused by the action or inaction of the defendant.
What is the difference between a wrongful death and an injury lawsuit?
One difference between a wrongful death lawsuit and an injury lawsuit is that in a wrongful death action, the survivors of a deceased party―or the estate of the deceased―bring a lawsuit to recover damages. In an injury action, the injured party is the plaintiff in the action.
Is a wrongful death trial harder to prove than an injury case?
Since the deceased cannot make statements or submit to a physical examination, a wrongful death action requires significant detailed testimony by witnesses or experts to prove that a wrongful death occurred.
Does a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit have a larger settlement than an injury settlement?
Wrongful death awards often are significant because damages are awarded based on the pecuniary injury suffered by the surviving party or parties bringing the lawsuit. Future support, value of lost services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral costs can all be part of an award.
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