In Georgia, car accidents involving death involve complex issues and absolutely require a Georgia personal injury lawyer who is a professional with substantial experience in handling such car accident cases. Too often, people try to become a professional overnight by reading a book or inappropriately trust some insurance company adjuster who merely wants to close their file for the lowest cost possible. A Georgia car accident involving a death should not be handled in such a manner. Car insurance companies’ statistics confirm that an experienced car accident lawyer settles claims for 2-3 times more than those without attorneys.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes, tragically frequently resulting in a wrongful death. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, more than 1,400,000 people nationwide were arrested in 2004 for driving under the influence.
A death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation is considered a wrongful death. In most states, if the death of a relative or spouse was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties.
The required elements for a successful case for wrongful death include:
Death of person;
That death was caused by the negligence of another;
There must be a personal representative appointed to bring the suit on behalf of the decedent’s estate.
The laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and include many facets of law. It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of experienced wrongful death lawyers to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.
Pekor & Associates believe that in order to represent our clients in the best possible manner, our firm must have an understanding of the human anatomy and how it responds to an injury. Therefore, through experience and education, our firm is able to expertly evaluate injuries and successfully pursue claims on behalf of the families of victims of wrongful death.
While proving a physical, emotional, or cognitive injury can be difficult, we have been able to undertake difficult cases and prevail, convincing skeptics of the merits of a claim via credible, trustworthy evidence and objective test findings. Our law firm is committed to protecting our client’s rights and has repeatedly demonstrated our ability to succeed in the most challenging and complex wrongful death cases.