Atlanta Fatal Accidents Lawyer
Milton Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Georgia — Fried & Bonder, LLC
The loss of a loved one is always tragic. When a fatal accident is caused by another’s negligence or intentional misconduct, the victim’s family is entitled to compensation from the responsible party.
Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one, the tragedy of the loss is only compounded if the victim’s family members — who may have relied upon the victim for financial, spousal or parental support — recover less compensation than they deserve. The Atlanta fatal accidents attorneys of Fried & Bonder, LLC, have the experience to assure that wrongful death claimants get fair compensation after losing a loved one in a fatal accident.
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Georgia’s wrongful death statute, O.C.G.A § 51-4-1, permits the spouse or child of a fatal accident victim to sue the at-fault party for money damages. The plaintiffs must prove that the defendant owed the accidental death victim a duty of care, breached that duty, and — as a result of failing to comply with that duty — caused the victim’s death.
If a plaintiff successfully proves a wrongful death claim, the jury will calculate damages equal to the value of the victim’s life. Juries will consider a variety of factors when valuing loss of life, including:
- The victim’s pain and suffering after the injury but before death
- Medical costs
- Funeral costs
- Lost future earnings
- The family's emotional suffering
In the case of lost future earnings, the court awards the "discounted present value" of the victim’s future earnings. The discounted present value is a fixed amount of money that is estimated, with the accumulation of future interest, to equal the full amount of the victim’s lost future earnings. Courts have determined that this is the fairest way to calculate future lost wages in wrongful death cases.
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Representing Families in Wrongful Death Claims in Atlanta and the Surrounding Areas of Georgia
Fried & Bonder is an AV-rated* personal injury law firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. We handle fatal accident cases resulting from a fatal:
- Car accident
- Drunk driver accident
- Hit-and-run accident
- Bus accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle or pedestrian accident.
Call us to discuss your wrongful death claim resulting from any type of negligence by another party.
For an initial consultation, call the firm's Atlanta, Georgia, offices directly at 404.963.9443 or contact the attorneys