Wrongful Death

Veteran Georgia Accident and Malpractice Lawyers

The Atlanta law firm of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, represents families who suffer the emotional devastation of losing a family member due to auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and other causes.

Dealing with the death of a father or mother or child requires all of a family's energy and efforts. In addition to the emotional loss, the families face tremendous financial problems. As wrongful death lawyers, we remove the legal aspects of the wrongful death claim from the sphere of the family's attention so they can focus on what is really important in terms of healing and coping.

In Georgia, wrongful death cases typically yield two different claims. The first is a claim that can be brought on the part of the family member for the full value of the life of the decedent. There is also a claim on behalf of the deceased person's estate for medical expenses and pain and suffering occurring prior to death, for funeral expenses after death, and for punitive damages, if applicable. Proceeds of the wrongful death claim must be distributed according to Georgia law. Any proceeds from the claim on behalf of the deceased person's estate would be distributed pursuant to a will of the decedent, or if there is no will, according to Georgia's laws of intestate succession.

Our wrongful death lawyers will assist your family in appointing a representative of your loved one's estate and with all probate matters involved in distribution of any proceeds from the wrongful death claim. In the appropriate circumstance, we work with structured settlement brokers and can refer you to financial advisors to make sure, if we are successful, that your family is well taken care of forever.

For examples of successful wrongful death cases we have handled, see Victories.

Take up the fight. Contact a veteran wrongful death lawyer at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC.