Experienced Legal Advocacy After A Fatality
Wrongful death is always a tragic circumstance. If such a lawsuit is brought, it means someone or something has been negligent or intentionally caused the death of another. If you are reading this, it likely means that someone who died was in your family. While you grieve, you may sense the injustice of what occurred. A wrongful death lawsuit is one way to obtain justice for your loved one.
We Can Help To Work For Justice
At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, our wrongful death attorney understands your emotions. She has worked for her entire legal career to help people who have been injured or have had a family member die due to the negligence of others.
We understand that while you often need compensation for expenses caused by the negligence, like medical bills, funeral costs and the loss of income and support provided by your loved one, seeking justice is a common thread for families bringing a wrongful death claim.
Compensation And Justice For Your Loved One
Families often want to send a message and help prevent future occurrences of the type of incident that led to the death. A wrongful death case can help to do all of these things.
Because we work with families in both Georgia and South Carolina, we are familiar with the differences in the two states’ wrongful death statutes. While they are similar in some aspects, they differ in the details and those details are important. Georgia requires the spouse of the deceased to bring the action, while in South Carolina it is the personal representative of the estate.
The states also have differing statues of limitations that govern how much time you have to bring the lawsuit. In Georgia, it is typically two years unless a death was caused by a motor vehicle accident where the at-fault driver committed a violation of a traffic regulation or criminal code, and then you may have up to six years. In South Carolina, it is typically three years.
While these time limitations differ, you should nonetheless keep in mind that acting quickly is your best strategy to obtain justice and compensation for your loved one. Negligent parties are likely working to build their defense to deny your claims, pain and suffering and any responsibility. Speaking with our lawyer as soon as possible allows us to gather the evidence necessary to bring your case.
Contact Us To Schedule A Free Consultation
Call us as soon as you can after a wrongful death has occurred and before evidence is lost. In Georgia, contact our Cartersville office at 678-721-0417. Call our Greenville office in South Carolina at 864-326-3073 and schedule a free initial consultation, or use our convenient online form.