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Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one can leave a family in shock, pain, and reeling with grief while having to make serious and immediate decisions. Loosing a loved one in a car, truck, DUI accident, or through someone else’s actions can compound the grief a family is facing and leave them facing even more questions and uncertainty.

Retaining a compassionate and aggressive wrongful death attorney to help guide you through this difficult process can be daunting. The Ellijay wrongful death Attorneys at Teague Law will work with your family to make this process as simple as possible and avoid any unnecessarily added stress during what we know is one of your most difficult and challenging times.

In Georgia a wrongful death claim may be filed by the family of the person who died under O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2 for their loss of a loved one.

A case may also be brought on behalf of the deceased’s Estate for the pain and suffering experienced by the decedent – this is separate from the case brought by the family for their loss.

The claim must typically be filed within two years of the death, with some limited exceptions.

If the person who died was married at the time of their death, the surviving spouse has the right to bring the claim in most circumstance.

If there is no surviving spouse at the time of their death, any surviving children may bring the claim.

If the person who died had no spouse or children at the time of their death, then the parents or may bring the wrongful death claim.

The damages are determined in 2 parts:

  1. The non economic loss such as love, enjoyment, encouragement, and time spent together; and
  2. The economic loss the family has suffered as a result of losing their loved one.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s recklessness, negligence, or criminal behavior contact to one of our compassionate Ellijay Wrongful Death Attorneys today.


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