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Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fighting for You After a Sudden Loss

A sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one makes the grieving process associated with death even more difficult. The Mabrey Firm, P.C. is compassionately committed to the representation of families who suffer from such devastating losses of loved ones due to the negligence or misconduct of another. This is called wrongful death.

The Mabrey Firm’s Atlanta wrongful death attorneys are well-versed in the laws that govern wrongful death and can successfully navigate through the legal hurdles associated with prosecuting these claims. We can help provide closure by finding out why a loved one died. We will also determine whether the death was avoidable. If the death was avoidable, then we can identify the responsible parties and pursue maximum justice under the Georgia wrongful death statute.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?

In Georgia, only certain individuals are entitled to recover from the loss of a loved one. When the deceased is an adult, the surviving spouse generally is first in line to bring a wrongful death claim. The spouse must share any recovery for the claim equally any surviving children of the deceased. If there is no surviving spouse, then the surviving children of the deceased may bring the action.

If there is neither a surviving spouse or surviving children, the surviving parents of the deceased may pursue the claim. Absent a surviving spouse, surviving children, or surviving parents, the administrator of the decedent’s estate can bring the claim on behalf of the estate.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

A death of a loved on due to the negligence of another can be caused by a number of different types of accidents. Our legal team can help with a wide variety of these. Give us a call today to determine if you have a case.

You may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in situations involving:

What Is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement in Georgia?

When dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be hard to think of a monetary amount that would help right the wrong. While we know that no amount of money will help ease the pain you and your family are experiencing, we want to help ensure that you and your children will be taken care of going forward. The typical Georgia wrongful death settlement includes compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses that may have been incurred prior to your loved one's death
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering that your loved one may have experienced prior to their death
  • Lost care or companionship for you and your children
  • Lost wages or benefits that your loved one may have provided for you and your family

Recovering Compensation in Atlanta Wrongful Death Cases

At The Mabrey Firm, our team of lawyers can assist your family in appointing the appropriate representative for your loved one’s estate to pursue the claim. We will work tirelessly throughout the course of the litigation to ensure that you recover the full value of the life of your loved one. Finally, we will assist you in the distribution of any monetary proceeds from the wrongful death claim.

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  • John G. Mabrey Best Lawyers List 2020
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  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Protecting the Right to Trial
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyers - John G. Mabrey
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