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Wrongful Death

Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney

Ready to Fight for You During This Difficult Time

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is one of the most devastating and saddest moments in your life. Additionally, you may also be financially responsible for paying the deceased person’s medical bills before his/her death, as well as the funeral and burial expenses. However, if another party is responsible for causing the accident, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one to obtain financial compensation to cover these expenses.

If you lost a loved one in an accident in Atlanta that was caused by a negligent or reckless party, look no further than The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall to help you and your family maximize your entitled compensation. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyer understands that no amount of money can ever replace the life of your family member, but we are here to help you get the monetary damages and justice you deserve.


Call (404) 857-3835 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer near you.


Georgia Wrongful Death Laws

A wrongful death lawsuit allows the surviving family members to pursue a claim on behalf of their deceased loved one. According to Georgia law, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from the date of the death.

However, if the death was caused by a crime, the statute of limitations is suspended until the conclusion of the criminal case – up to six years. Once the criminal case is resolved, the two-year time limit will start.

The following individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia, based on this order:

  1. Surviving spouse
  2. If there is no spouse, the surviving child(ren)
  3. If there are no spouse or children, the deceased person’s parent(s)
  4. If there are no spouse, children, or parents, the administrator or executor of the deceased person’s estate

If an administrator or executor brings the claim, any damages recovered are meant for the benefit of the deceased person’s next of kin. These damages will be held by the estate.

Common types of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses related to the deceased person’s last injury or illness
  • Lost wages, benefits, and services, including what the deceased individual might reasonably have earned if he/she was still alive
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost care, companionship, consortium, etc.

Why Choose The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall?

  • Empathetic Approach: We approach wrongful death cases with empathy, recognizing the emotional challenges faced by grieving families. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys provide compassionate support while advocating for justice.
  • Legal Expertise: With a focus on personal injury and wrongful death law, Brian H. Sumrall brings a wealth of legal expertise to every case. He has a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for clients.
  • Client-Centered Advocacy: Our client-centered approach ensures open communication and personalized attention. We prioritize understanding the unique circumstances of each case to build a strong legal strategy.

Legal Services for Wrongful Death Cases

  • Car Accidents: If your loved one's death resulted from a car accident, we investigate the circumstances, determine liability, and pursue compensation for damages.
  • Medical Malpractice: In cases of wrongful death due to medical negligence, we hold healthcare professionals accountable and seek justice for your family.
  • Workplace Accidents: If a loved one's death occurred in a workplace accident, we explore liability beyond workers' compensation, pursuing additional compensation through a wrongful death claim.
  • Product Liability: If a defective product caused the wrongful death, we pursue legal action against manufacturers or distributors to ensure accountability.

Call for a Free Consultation with our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers

The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall understands that no legal action can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, pursuing a wrongful death claim can provide financial support for surviving family members and hold negligent parties accountable. If you've experienced a wrongful death in Atlanta, contact us for a confidential consultation. Let our experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers be your advocates, guiding you through the legal process, presenting a compelling case, and working tirelessly to secure the justice and compensation your family deserves.

Our legal team can thoroughly investigate the accident, gather and examine the evidence, and protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process in order to secure a favorable outcome. We provide our clients with compassionate and personalized legal representation to help them get through this difficult and trying time.


Contact us today at (404) 857-3835 to speak with our Atlanta wrongful death lawyer!


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