"Wrongful death" is a death caused by the misconduct of another person or entity. That misconduct can be anything from an intentional reckless act to one of fleeting negligence. The act can be carried out by one person or a corporation such as a drug company. By law, survivors of the deceased may be entitled to receive compensation for the negligent loss of a loved one. This is very similar to someone being compensated for an injury caused by some sort of wrongdoing.
To find out if you can recover for losses related to your loved one's death, contact our office immediately at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 to speak to a wrongful death lawyer.
Causes of Wrongful Death
There are a variety of accidents that can lead to a wrongful death. The most common causes of wrongful death in Georgia and nationwide include the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective drugs or products
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice