Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer
Hall & Lampros – Wrongful Death Lawyers – Over $400 Million Recovered
Our firm represents families who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by another’s negligent or malicious actions. With millions recovered for victims and their loved ones, our team is well-versed in providing the considerate, compelling representation that is required to achieve justice. Knowing where to turn for legal representation after the loss of a loved one makes all the difference.
We often work with families who have suffered the ultimate loss – the death of a loved one. No lawsuit can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one. We know this. All we can do is promise: We will do everything we can to help you and the legacy of your lost loved one. We will do everything we can to hold those at fault accountable, and to get the highest recovery to benefit those who are left behind. With this philosophy, we have recovered millions in wrongful death cases from trucking, auto, industrial and construction accidents, civil rights, and other cases.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit brought against another individual who may be held responsible for a death-for example, the negligent driver in a car accident, truck accident, a healthcare professional guilty of medical malpractice, or the designer or manufacturer of a product that is defective or dangerous. In some cases, the owner of a bar or restaurant that over-served a drunk driver may be sued.
When hiring a wrongful death attorney, you should speak to more than one lawyer, and you should ask detailed questions.
Your wrongful death attorney must have Skill, Experience, Financial Power and Commitment. Your wrongful death attorney must have Compassion, Care, and Communication. Your wrongful death lawyer should treat you like family.
If you believe you may have a claim, speak with our team at Hall & Lampros, LLP. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers can answer your questions in a free consultation. Call or text 404-876-8100 now or contact us here today.
Skill, Experience, Financial Power and Commitment: Wrongful death defendants and their insurance companies hire the best defense attorneys that money can buy. You need a law firm with the skill, experience, financial power and commitment to win your case.
A wrongful death case often involves many defendants each with experienced defense attorneys. Wrongful death lawyers must understand complex factors and have relationships with bio-mechanical experts relating to the impact of forces on the human body, medical experts relating to causation, reconstruction experts relating to the forces created at the time of the accident, construction experts in cases of faulty construction, industrial experts relating to industrial accidents, human factors experts relating to human components to any accident, economic experts relating to the value of lost earnings, and many other types of expertise. These lawyers also must be “battle-tested” having actually presented cases to juries and received verdicts.
It also means that your law firm will need to spend significant amounts and use extensive resources to fight on multiple fronts against multiple defendants. Your lawyers must secure and pay for the best experts, often perform re-enactments and case reconstructions, file motions to secure the evidence needed to win the case, and always be prepared and willing to go to trial.
In some cases, Hall & Lampros have purchased the same vehicles involved in an auto accident to re-enact the accident (for example hire stunt drivers to crash the vehicles in the same manner) to show the forces involved, the reaction of the vehicle and occupants to the forces, and prove a defendant is liable. Other cases require detailed analysis of event recorder (vehicle black box) data and work with accident reconstruction experts. Wrongful death cases require that your lawyer have the financial resources to hire the best experts and conduct the best (often expensive) analysis of liability issues.
We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts in complex wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, trucking accidents, industrial explosions, construction collapses, industrial accidents, civil rights cases, and other accidents.
When you speak to a lawyer, ask whether the lawyer has experience in your type of case? The financial resources to take the case to trial? The skill and experience to win the case? What experts will be needed to prove the case? What issues that will arise during litigation? Has the lawyer taken a wrongful death case to trial? Is the lawyer willing to take the case to trial? Your lawyer should have detailed answers to these questions.
Types of Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
- There are several main forms of compensation in wrongful death lawsuits, which may vary by state:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Economic damages have to do with the direct financial losses sustained in the accident, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of benefits, and loss of inheritance. Non-economic damages are intangible losses such as loss of companionship, loss of care, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Punitive damages include financial awards above and beyond economic or non-economic damages that are designed to serve as a consequence for extreme negligence or misconduct by the defendant. Some states may also allow recovery for attorney’s fees / legal fees.
Compassion, Care, and Communication: A wrongful death damages case is not about calculating dollars. Wrongful death damages is about telling the story of the lost loved one and why his or her life mattered; why the person was special; who loved him and why; and who all are impacted by the loss. The story also unfortunately involves the days leading up to the accident, the terrible events of the accident in minute by minute (and second by second) detail, and the events after.
Your wrongful death lawyer must be a passionate, caring, communicator. When you speak to your lawyer, ask yourself: can this lawyer effectively communicate the magnitude of my loss? Will he be able to tell the story of my loved one’s life? If you call Hall & Lampros, you will find the answer is yes.
Hall & Lampros excels in the technicalities necessary to win these high stakes matters. We also excel in passionate and compassionate representation. We treat our clients like family.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?
Under the Georgia Wrongful Death Statute (O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2) the spouses, children, parents, and the estate of the deceased-in that order-may sue for wrongful death.
- Spouses: Surviving spouses can pursue a wrongful death claim.
- Children: Surviving children can pursue the claim when there is no surviving spouse.
- Parents: If a deceased individual was not survived by a spouse or children, parents can file a claim.
- The Estate: If there are no survivors, the deceased individual’s estate can file a wrongful claim. Any proceeds go to beneficiaries of this estate.
Our Wrongful Death Case Results
- 7.05 million industrial accident
- 5.1 million industrial accident
- 2.7 million auto
- 2.6 million auto
- 2.5 million auto
- 1.9 million truck accident
- 1.5 million construction accident
- 1.3 million motorcycle
- 1.25 million auto
- Confidential – Mesothelioma
- Confidential – Asbestos lung cancer
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyers to Schedule a Free Consultation
Our team at Hall & Lampros, LLP can answer your questions with compassion and consideration. Our Georgia wrongful death law firm is ready to stand with you during this time.