How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in GA

Wrongful Death LawsuitA wrongful death lawsuit is a case against an individual who is negligent and was responsible for the death of another person. Lawsuits can be filed for a number of circumstances, including accidents, criminal conduct or dangerous conditions. Some people file wrongful death lawsuits against a doctor or hospital. If you live in Georgia and a loved one has died because of the negligence of someone else, you might have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia, you will need to provide proof of death; therefore, you will need to produce a birth certificate, which the coroner has signed. You will also need to provide proof that negligence was involved in the death of your family member. Witnesses are always helpful in a wrongful death lawsuit; therefore, try to contact people who were present when the individual died. Many of the other family members, including children of the deceased, are victims of emotional and financial stress.

Before a lawsuit can be filed, you need to call an experienced lawyer. At Eric J. Hertz, P.C., we can help you if a family member has died and someone else is responsible. We understand that this is a very difficult time in your life; therefore, we are a group of compassionate and caring individuals.

We will help you gather evidence to prove that a third party was negligent in the death of your loved one. There is a statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuit, so you need to take action immediately. The quicker you contact us, the better your chances are for success. We want to convince a jury that your family has suffered emotional trauma by the events that took place. In addition, we will conduct an investigation to determine the guilty person.

You will need to provide us with any paperwork that might help your case. We understand the laws and regulations in Georgia; therefore, we are very qualified to handle your case.

Before you file, you will need to visit the courthouse, and you will be asked to fill out paperwork regarding the incident. After filing with the court, we will make sure the responsible party is served with a lawsuit.

After your case is won, the amount of compensation you will receive will vary, depending on the circumstances. Some of the financial compensation that you will be awarded might include the cost of medical care, funeral expenses and physical and emotional pain. You could also receive compensation for loss of income and future earnings. We cannot bring your loved one back, but we will fight to get them the justice that they deserve.

Dealing with the death of a family member can be a traumatic experience. At Eric J. Hertz, P.C., we will handle your case with kindness and concern. If someone you love has died because of the negligence of someone else, contact Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at for a free consultation or for more information. We can help you get closure for this painful experience, so you can move on with your life.


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