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Georgia’s wrongful death statute allows certain family members to bring a legal claim for the death of their loved one. Generally, the courts allow the deceased’s spouse to bring the claim, but the person’s children, parents, or estates can also bring a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death proceeds, in most cases, are then split between the spouse and the children. When there is no spouse or children, the parents are the ones who will receive the compensation. The deceased’s family is entitled to the full value of the life of the deceased as compensation, and that amount will be determined by a jury if a settlement is not reached.

What if Minor Children Receive a Wrongful Death Settlement?

Georgia law allows minors to recover for the death of a parent. Generally, the loved one’s spouse, parent, or representative will be responsible for making decisions regarding the claim that are in the best interest of the children. If a settlement is reached or the court awards an amount to the minors, generally, the courts in Georgia will put the funds in some sort of trust account, investment account, or annuity for the benefit of the minors. When the minors reach the age of 18 (or older if the representative chooses), the minor children will be able to withdraw the funds for use.

Will an Estranged Family Member Receive a Part of the Wrongful Death Settlement?

If the spouse is separated from the deceased at the time of death, or if a child or parent is estranged, that individual might not qualify to receive compensation for the death of the loved one under Georgia’s wrongful death laws. A judge or jury will consider the role of everyone in the deceased person’s life to determine whether they would be able to receive a share of the settlement compensation. A person who has abandoned a loved one or had been abusive can have their rights to the wrongful death claim or settlement terminated. Generally, divorced parents will still share equally for the death of a child. If the family situation is complicated, always seek the expert guidance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer to understand your options.

If I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim, Will I Need to Go to Court?

Most wrongful death claims settle with the individual or the corporation’s insurance company without ever needed to testify or step into a courtroom. But securing an early settlement requires having the right wrongful death lawyer. Hiring a wrongful death lawyer with no experience handling wrongful death cases is going to make the insurance company more likely to push the case into litigation to “test” the wrongful death lawyer and his or her skills. Sadly, we see families of loved ones who accept settlements that are substantially less than the family deserved because they picked an inexperienced or ineffective lawyer.

Why Should I Trust a Coker Wrongful Death Lawyer with My Loved One’s Wrongful Death Case?

  1. Our Experience. Our team has over a decade of experience handling serious wrongful death claims, we have secured millions in wrongful death settlements over that time period. We understand the common pitfall and insurance arguments, and we know how to fight them to get you all the compensation that is just and fair under the circumstances.
  2. Our Compassion. When you hire the Coker Accident Lawyers, you are hiring people who understand how difficult losing a loved one can be. Our team has sat with numerous families who have lost spouses, fathers, mothers, and children. We know how difficult the healing process can be, so we are willing to take the time to answer your questions and make sure that you understand each of your options.
  3. Our Results. Few firms in the area can state that they have the record with wrongful death cases that our firm can show. Our team has delivered millions of dollars in wrongful death compensation to families of innocent victims after an unspeakable tragedy.
  4. Our Investigation. We promise that we will spare no expense in investigating your loved one’s incident. Our wrongful death incident response team is ready 24 hours a day to respond to scenes to preserve any evidence which could be critical to the case.
  5. Our Cost. Our firm takes every case on a contingency fee basis, which means that we just take a percentage of the final settlement with no out of pocket cost to you. Our willingness to investigate and pursue your case with no money upfront allows you to focus on taking care of burial arrangements and putting the pieces of your life back together.

Why You Should Call the Coker Accident Lawyers Today.

Time is important in the investigation of a wrongful death. Delaying retaining an experienced wrongful death lawyer can seriously jeopardize your ability to recover the full value of the life of your loved one. At the Coker Accident Lawyers, our team is ready and willing to start the investigation immediately to protect your case. If we can help you, please give us a call today.

Wrongful Death Case Results:

  • $1,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement
  • $750,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement
  • $800,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement
  • $250,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement
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