Serving Families in Metro Atlanta With Dignity and Compassion

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is an unimaginably painful experience, and the emotional and financial aftermath can be overwhelming. At the Joshua E. Palmer Law Firm, we understand the profound impact this loss can have on your life. 

We are here to support you through this difficult time by handling your wrongful death claim with sensitivity and dedication. Our team works to ensure surviving family members like you receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We provide comprehensive legal representation, guiding you every step of the way with dignity and compassion. Reach out to us today. 

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is the legal term when a person dies due to the negligent, reckless, and malicious conduct of another party. The circumstances that can lead to such claims are varied, such as:

  • Car accidents: Fatalities caused by reckless or negligent driving.
  • Medical malpractice: Errors in diagnosis, treatment, or surgery that result in death.
  • Workplace accidents: Deaths from unsafe working conditions or failure to follow safety regulations.
  • Product liability: Deaths caused by defective or unsafe products.
  • Violent crimes: Assaults and other Incidents where intentional harm results in a loss of life.

Our firm is dedicated to helping families navigate the complex legal landscape that follows such losses, ensuring they receive the compensation and closure they need to begin healing.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia

Georgia laws regarding who can file a wrongful death claim are specifically designed to ensure that the closest relatives of the deceased are the ones to seek justice and compensation. Eligible parties include:

  • Spouses: The deceased’s spouse has the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. If a recovery is made, the spouse must share the proceeds with any children of the deceased, but the spouse is guaranteed at least one-third of the total amount, regardless of the number of children.
  • Children: If there is no surviving spouse, the children of the deceased can file the claim.
  • Parents: In cases where the deceased has no surviving spouse or children, the parents can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Estate representative: If none of the above relatives are alive, the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate may file the claim, with any recovered damages added to the estate and distributed according to the will or state inheritance laws.

Our wrongful death attorneys have the negotiating and trial skills to achieve the best possible outcome in and out of the courtroom.

How We Can Help 

At the Joshua E. Palmer Law Firm, we provide compassionate and comprehensive legal support to families facing the devastating loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. Our team has extensive experience handling these sensitive cases with the utmost care and professionalism. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, gather evidence, and build a solid case to demonstrate the liability of the responsible parties.

We understand the emotional and financial strains that wrongful death claims impose on grieving families. That’s why we work diligently to secure the maximum compensation for final medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future earnings, and the loss of companionship. When you work with our firm, you’ll have space to grieve and heal, knowing we are fighting tirelessly to bring you justice and closure.

Representing Macon Families in Wrongful Death Claims

You don’t have to navigate this challenging time alone. The Joshua E. Palmer Law Firm is here to provide compassionate support and informed guidance. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation your loved one deserves. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.