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Sandy Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer

The death of a loved one can have a profound effect on you and your family. In some cases, your loved one’s death may be preventable — and someone else may be liable for the financial and emotional damages your family is suffering from.

If you believe your loved one’s death was wrongful, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court on his or her behalf. The Sandy Springs wrongful death attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. will guide you through the litigation process, advocating aggressively for your family’s best interests each step of the way.

Why Choose Us

  • We have over 35 years of experience working within the Georgia court system, developing the relationships and strategies necessary to craft a compelling case in your favor.
  • Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. We will work tirelessly to find all of your optimal paths toward maximum compensation.
  • Our firm is the recipient of multiple awards and our attorneys belong to numerous prestigious organizations, including the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Sandy Springs

A wrongful death is any death that occurs as a result of another person’s reckless, negligent, intentional, or criminal acts. Many wrongful death cases would also translate to personal injury litigation, had the victim survived the incident.

Hilley & Frieder, P.C. handles multiple types of wrongful death cases involving many different accidents. Some of the most common causes we see include the following:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Truck collisions
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Defective and dangerous machines
  • Workplace accidents

Who Can File a Georgia Wrongful Death Claim?

Georgia, like most states, has strict rules regarding who may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person. The first person who has the ability to file a claim is the surviving spouse of the deceased, followed by any surviving children. If the spouse is alive, he or she must represent the interests of the children in court.

If no surviving spouse or children are present, the surviving parents may file the claim. The personal representative of the deceased’s estate may file the claim as well, and if no representative exists, the court may appoint one.

Do You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Georgia laws surrounding wrongful death can be very restrictive, with rules placing limits on who can file to what types of damages certain individuals can claim. Hiring a wrongful death attorney to handle your claim can provide benefits to your case that self-representation cannot.

  • You can only claim certain damages under Georgia’s wrongful death statute, and most cases settle outside of trial. Your attorney will help you find all avenues to possible compensation, providing you with an estimated settlement so you do not accept a lower offer than you deserve.
  • Because most cases settle out of court, negotiation is a significant component of wrongful death lawsuits. Your attorney will have the power and skills necessary to face adversaries at the negotiating table.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits can be an emotionally draining and intensive process. Your lawyer will handle all of the investigative and paperwork processes necessary for your claim, allowing you and your family to focus on healing.

Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. Today

Losing a loved one is a deeply difficult experience. If someone else’s actions were responsible for your loved one’s passing, you and your family deserve recovery — and the attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. are here to help you seek justice.

Our attorneys will advocate for you and your family’s best interests each step of the way. Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your next steps.

Hilley & Frieder can handle all aspects of you case virtually from interview through conclusion. We are open and available to help you. Please view our complete COVID-19 statement to learn more about the steps we are taking to ensure that your case continues to move smoothly in this environment.