It goes without saying, and yet we have to acknowledge, there is no true compensation for the loss of a loved one. This is especially true in the event of a wrongful death, an untimely fatal accident that happened because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, persons or company. While there is no compensation you would trade for the chance to have your loved one back, there are numerous expenses that simultaneously occur as a result of a wrongful death. These are expenses you should not be left with.
When someone dies, there is often a loss of income. If that person worked and was a contributor to the family, an unexpected stop in that income can cause a domino effect of hardships. Add to that the expenses incurred from the accident, whether they are vehicle repairs or replacement, medical expenses, care flight or ambulance bills, counseling or therapy sessions, and the financial picture looks expensive.
The cost of a funeral and subsequent burial in Georgia can easily exceed $10,000 and is one of the largest purchases many families will ever make. When this comes on the heels of a tragedy and a family is dealing with shock, grief, notifying friends and extended family, there is little time to figure out how to pay for the funeral.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, whether it was vehicle-related or had to do with a negligent property owner or product manufacturer, medical malpractice or a workplace injury, you may benefit greatly from pursuing a wrongful death claim. A Georgia personal injury attorney won't be able to stop the pain and grieving, but they may be able to obtain the maximum compensation possible to compensate for your loss, as well as the expenses you are strapped with. An experienced legal team will bark up every tree, leaving no stone left unturned to ensure you realize some financial relief in the dark days ahead. Someone must pay for the reckless negligence that resulted in a death, but it shouldn't be you.