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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is painful enough, so when that death is caused by negligence, the pressure to hold the responsible party accountable can make the situation that much more stressful. Nevertheless, it’s a necessary process and remains protected by the core set of laws, legal codes, and regulations that govern ‘wrongful death.’
At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we’re here to help. We have assisted a wide range of wrongful death claims, all seeking to compensate for the financial and personal losses the surviving family has experienced.
We understand how difficult this time can be for you and your family, and we’ll do everything in our power to protect your rights while fighting to secure the compensation you need to fund your family’s recovery.
Call our offices today to schedule your first no-obligation case review. It’s entirely confidential, and new clients can call 833-254-2923 or contact us online to speak with a member of our team ASAP.
In the aftermath of a wrongful death, seeking legal representation is not just a smart choice; it’s often a critical one. Here’s why:
All in all, in the wake of a wrongful death, consulting an attorney will be your best course of action. Their expertise, guidance, and support can make all the difference when it comes time to pursue justice and help secure the compensation you and your family need to recover from this tragedy.
In a wrongful death case, not just anyone can file a claim. Each party’s ‘legal standing’ will be important, which refers to whether or not the specific individual is authorized (by law) to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. For example, these parties typically include:
The beneficiaries are those who are entitled to receive compensation in the event of a successful wrongful death claim. Who qualifies will vary by state and the incident’s circumstances, but this group typically includes immediate family members such as:
In situations where no immediate family member wants to (or can) move forward with the wrongful death process, a personal representative can bring the claim (or lawsuit) on the beneficiaries’ behalf. They’ll then typically manage the legal process and ensure that any damages awarded are distributed appropriately.
That said, the personal representative can also manage the wrongful death suit on behalf of the estate. In these situations, they will act as an ‘executor’ or ‘administrator’ to initiate the lawsuit so they can secure compensation for any outstanding damages like medical bills and funeral expenses.
If a settlement or court award is obtained, they’ll be responsible for distributing the compensation in accordance with the law, which typically means transferring the funds to any surviving beneficiaries (as specified by state statutes or the deceased’s will). Afterward, they must also seek the court’s approval to close the estate and finalize legal proceedings.
If you’re unsure whether you can file a wrongful death suit yourself, don’t hesitate to speak with our team so we can review your specific situation’s details and help you forge the best path forward.
In a wrongful death case, any compensation awarded will be provided to pay for the deceased’s (or their surviving family’s) damages incurred from the accident. Here’s a breakdown of the key categories these damages may fall in:
In rare instances, punitive damages may also be awarded. They can only be provided at the conclusion of a trial and at the jury’s discretion.
This category of damages is meant to punish the wrongdoer for particularly egregious behavior and to deter others from making similarly negligent decisions. Punitive damages are typically reserved for cases where the responsible party’s actions were grossly negligent, reckless, or intentional.
If you recently lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent or unlawful behavior, don’t hesitate to reach out to our personal injury team. There’s no reason why you should have to go down this path alone.
The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm is here to help you calculate — and pursue — the best next steps for your specific situation. We offer compassionate guidance and counsel to help you transition towards a life that’s not as financially impacted by the absence of a loved one.
Call our offices today to schedule your first no-obligation case review. It’s entirely confidential and comes at no risk to you. New clients can call 833-254-2923 or contact us online to speak with a member of our team.
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After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.