Savannah, GA Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one is a terrible thing, truly one of the hardest experiences any of us will ever have to endure — regardless of whatever might lead to the loss.
When death strikes unexpectedly, though, or as the result of someone else’s negligence, the experience can be especially trying for those left behind.
The law recognizes the weight of such loss, and it allows family members to recover financially for the sudden loss of their loved one’s affection and support.
Of course, no legal victory can make up for losing someone you love, and there is nothing the law can do to adequately compensate you for the way you must feel.
Rather, a lawsuit can help you to pay for the very real costs associated with a sudden death — and to hold the responsible parties accountable for the negligence that has cost you and your family so much.
Wrongful death cases are never easy. They are emotionally challenging and, as a practical matter, they can be difficult to win. Your relationship with your lawyer, then, is a very important one. This is a vulnerable chapter in your life, and you need a professional legal counselor and advisor you can trust.
The Law Offices of B. Clarke Nash, P.C. takes a personalized approach to each wrongful death claim we handle. Our every interaction with you and your family is couched in the compassion, sensitivity, and respect you deserve during this difficult moment. At the same time, we dedicate ourselves to honest and transparent communication so that you always know where you stand and what challenges might wait ahead. Now is not the time for surprise.
You can count on our office to aggressively pursue the full value of your wrongful case, but to do so in a way that minimizes the burden on your shoulders.
We do the heavy lifting. We fight your fight. We let you take the time you need to heal while we insist that the other side step up to the plate and afford your family the justice you deserve.
In attorney B. Clarke Nash, you will find a Savannah wrongful death lawyer you can depend on. Please contact our office to talk with Mr. Nash and learn more about how our firm can help.
How Wrongful Deaths Happen
By definition, a death is “wrongful” if it is caused by another party’s negligence or misconduct. While that can happen in almost any context, we most commonly see wrongful death cases arise in these scenarios:
- Medical malpractice
- Emergency room malpractice
- Anesthesia malpractice / surgical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs / pharmaceutical malpractice
- Animal attacks
- Unsafe property conditions
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Courts may consider a wide range of factors when determining wrongful death damages, including:
- The deceased’s income
- The extent to which the survivors depended on the deceased for support
- The loss of love, companionship, or affection
- The loss of parental instruction (if the deceased was the parent of a minor)
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Hospital or medical expenses related to the injury that ultimately led to death
- Whether the defendant’s actions were especially shocking or egregious
Out-of-Court Settlements for Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death lawsuits can be very embarrassing for defendants, who are often reluctant to publicly challenge a grieving family’s claims. There is, then, an incentive to settle.
Out-of-court settlements are often advantageous for the families, as they reduce the amount of time, anxiety, and expense associated with litigation. With an experienced Savannah wrongful death lawyer on your side, it may be possible to hold the defendants accountable and achieve a favorable financial settlement without ever stepping foot in a courtroom.
Of course, our firm is always prepared to do whatever it takes to protect your best interests. Through negotiation and, as needed, courtroom litigation, we have made a profound difference in the financial outcome of many families grappling with the horrors of an unexpected death.
Talk with a Savannah Wrongful Death Lawyer Right Away
While a wrongful death lawsuit can never truly compensate you for your loss, families do often tell us that the legal process helped them to find some closure in the aftermath of a terrible death. That’s aided in no small part by the ability to hold the negligent parties responsible for their carelessness in a formal channel.
At The Law Offices of B. Clarke Nash, P.C., we hope to bring a sense of security, justice, and finality to the families we serve — all while recovering the best possible financial outcome for the deceased’s survivors.
If you’ve lost a loved one at the hands of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, we can help. Please contact us to schedule a free case review with a Savannah wrongful death lawyer today.
Remember: Strict time limits apply in Georgia wrongful death law, so please do not delay.