It is devastating to lose a loved one. When a loved one dies due to another person’s negligent or criminal act, it makes the loss even more difficult to bear.
Nothing can replace a spouse, child or parent who has been lost. However, Georgia’s laws allow family members to be compensated in wrongful death cases. Family members can receive payment for medical bills, funeral expenses and the deceased person’s lost wages. They can also be compensated for pain and suffering.
A wrongful death may be the result of the negligent acts of another person. This might be an operation where a doctor did something wrong. It could be an employee who dies because the workplace was unsafe.
When a person dies because of defective medication or even a car accident or airplane crash, it can be considered to be a wrongful death. Murder or other intentional acts that caused the person’s death can meet the definition of wrongful death.
Receiving compensation is the last thing on a grieving person’s mind after a family member dies. Still, it is necessary to take action to address the cause of the loved one’s death.
The legal issues involved in a wrongful death case are complicated, so the family member should contact the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. quickly to file a claim. We can begin to investigate the situation to see if the death meets Georgia’s definition of a wrongful death.
The investigation will include interviewing witnesses. These witnesses should be questioned as soon as possible while their memories are still fresh about the incident that caused the wrongful death.
Photographs may need to be taken of the area where the person died. Physical evidence should also be collected from the scene. This evidence needs to be gathered quickly, or it could be destroyed by the person who caused the family member’s death.
The attorneys at Eric J. Hertz, P.C. look to reach a satisfying settlement. Not just any family member can file a wrongful death claim. Attorney Eric Hertz can help family members receive compensation they deserve in a wrongful death case. Contact us at www.hertz-law.com to learn more today!