Brunswick Wrongful Death Attorney
No amount of money could possibly fill the void that a wrongful death leaves. It makes no difference if a sudden trauma injury, like a fall, caused the death, or if the issue was a lingering illness that a doctor didn’t properly diagnose and treat. Since no one can turn back the clock and bring the person back, financial compensation is the next best thing. This compensation enables the survivors to move on with their lives. That’s what the deceased person would have wanted.
The compassionate Brunswick wrongful death attorneys at Gillette Law understand the intense grief survivors feel. So, we work hard to build a successful claim. Then, we press that claim in court until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances.
Common Kinds of Injury-Related Death
Many people refer to these items as accidental death. However, there is nothing “accidental” about these incidents. People accidentally leave the water running. They don’t accidentally drive drunk and cause car wrecks. The most common kinds of injury related death, and the parties who are usually responsible for these deaths, are:
- Falls: This category includes both slip-and-fall injuries and falls from a height. Slip-and-falls are the leading cause of hospital Emergency Room admissions in the United States. And, a fall from as little as four stories high could be fatal. Usually, property owners are legally responsible for these injuries. Owners typically have a duty to make their property reasonably safe. This same duty applies in other premises liability claims, like swimming pool drownings and dog bites.
- Car Crashes: Most noncommercial operators have a duty of reasonable care. They must be physically and emotionally fit to get behind the wheel, concentrate on driving, and avoid accidents when possible. A letdown in any area could lead to a fatal vehicle collision.
- Poisoning: Opioid overdose deaths have increased a staggering 800 percent since 1999. When tragedies like these occur, there is usually plenty of blame to go around. Individual responsibility obviously plays a part in this crisis. Many drug shipment companies ignored their responsibilities under the Controlled Substances Act and moved boxes without asking questions. Some doctors write prescriptions without thoroughly checking the patient’s medical history and some property owners turn a blind eye to drug use in their own homes.
Assaults, like shootings, also cause a number of injury-related deaths. These claims are complex from a negligence standpoint. However, our Brunswick wrongful death attorneys can usually force property owners to pay compensation in these matters.
Wrongful death claims are a bit different from personal injury claims. The available compensation is a good example. Survivors in Georgia are usually entitled to pecuniary damages. These damages include compensation for:
- Burial and funeral costs,
- Medical bills related to the decedent’s final injury or illness,
- Lost future emotional support,
- Decedent’s pain and suffering, and
- Lost future financial support.
Some of these damages, such as medical bills, go to the estate. Some of them, such as lost future support, go to the survivors.
These damages are often difficult to ascertain, especially if the decedent was a child. To calculate items like lost future financial support, most attorneys partner with accountants, psychologists, and other outside professionals.
Connect with a Hard-Working Glynn County Wrongful Death Lawyer
All serious injury victims are entitled to fair compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Brunswick wrongful death attorney, contact Gillette Law, P.A. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.