Many of these situations can result in what is considered wrongful death or that involves situations where negligence led to some tragic accidents where the person is paralyzed or suffers some other catastrophic injury that removes the balance of their quality of life. At this time, it is difficult to deal with the impact this has had on your family let alone make a sound decision on whether to file a legal claim.
While We Cannot Bring Them Back, Georgian’s Absolutely Deserve Compensation When A Loved One is Lost Due To The Negligence Of Another!
However, some decision must be made as there are legal time limits like a statute of limitations in the state of Georgia. At Jonap & Associates, we are here to help families handle the legal implications that are involved in the death or catastrophic injury of loved ones. Under the Georgia wrongful death statute, there is a specific hierarchy that determines who can file a claim, such as a spouse or the deceased’s children or the deceased’s siblings or other family members if not married.
There are two types of recovery that can be made when dealing with a wrongful death action or catastrophic injury:
- The claim by the estate of the victim and the other by the deceased’s family, and these are usually combined into a single lawsuit. Damages could be awarded to the estate of the deceased for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses. Pain and suffering damages not awarded if death is instantaneous but may be awarded in cases of catastrophic injury.
- The other type of compensation awarded is the claim for the value of the loss of life, which includes the economic value based on future earnings and the other intangible value of that person’s life as determined individually. A jury can decide this value based on the evidence that is presented to them during the case.
While we realize that there is no sum of money that can ever replace your loved one, it is necessary to be compensated for losing family income and being faced with medical and/or funeral expenses. It is also important to punish those who were negligent or that showed no respect for another person’s life. The attorneys of Jonap & Associates are dedicated to pursuing those cases on behalf of those who have unexpectedly and unfairly lost someone due to someone else’s bad behavior and disregard for human life. Let us fight your fight while you focus on recovering from your grieving process so that you can be there for the rest of your family, including your children who may need you now more than ever.
Have you or one of your loved ones been involved in an accident that resulted in a catastrophic injury or even a death? If so, we encourage you to contact our office immediately. You have rights and your rights need to be protected. Most Insurance Companies will offer what they feel is a fair and equitable settlement. If you prefer to insure that you receive just compensation, you need to hire the services of one of our experienced trial lawyers. Our team is lead by Attorney John Jonap, who has served the Atlanta area for more than 35 years.