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Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys

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?

Wrongful DeathA 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.

grave headstoneCompassion, 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
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Understanding the Emotional and Financial Implications of Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is an immeasurable tragedy, made even more painful when it results from the negligence or malicious intent of another. While no amount of money can fill the void left by their absence, seeking legal recourse can provide much-needed financial relief and a sense of justice. Families should understand that wrongful death claims are not about capitalizing on grief but about ensuring those responsible are held accountable.

Hall & Lampros recognize the sensitive nature of such cases and strive to represent their clients with the utmost empathy. Their vast experience in securing favorable verdicts testifies to their dedication and effectiveness. They aim to ensure that the perpetrators of these tragic accidents not only face legal consequences but also financial ones, providing some relief to the families left behind.

By choosing Hall & Lampros as your wrongful death attorneys, you are gaining allies who understand the intricacies of the legal process and are prepared to fight for your rights. From gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and presenting compelling arguments in court, they leave no stone unturned.

FAQ

What constitutes a wrongful death case?

A wrongful death case arises when an individual’s death is caused due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another. It could be the result of various scenarios, such as medical malpractice, automobile accidents, workplace hazards, and more.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

The time limit or “statute of limitations” varies from state to state. In Georgia, the typical statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years from the date of death. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure timely action.

How are damages calculated in wrongful death lawsuits?

Damages are divided into economic and non-economic categories. Economic damages include measurable financial losses like medical expenses and lost earnings, while non-economic damages consider emotional distress, loss of companionship, and more. In some cases, punitive damages are awarded as a penalty for particularly negligent behavior.

Do I need an attorney if the responsible party has insurance?

Yes. Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. An experienced wrongful death attorney can negotiate effectively, ensuring you receive a fair settlement or taking the case to trial if necessary.

How does Hall & Lampros handle fees for wrongful death cases?

Hall & Lampros typically operates on a contingency fee basis for wrongful death claims. This means you don’t pay unless they win your case. During the free consultation, they can provide more details on their fee structure.

In your moments of profound grief and loss, it’s essential to have compassionate and competent legal representation. Hall & Lampros are committed to providing just that, guiding you every step of the way.

 

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.

Contact our highly rated legal team at 404-876-8100 to schedule your free case analysis regarding a potential wrongful death claim.