Brunswick Wrongful Death Lawyer

Compassionate Representation in Glynn, Camden, and McIntosh Counties

Losing a loved one is never easy, but an untimely and avoidable passing is even more tragic. If your loved one died due to the negligence of another person or organization, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages.

No amount of money can replace your loved one, but a wrongful death lawsuit can hold negligent parties accountable and provide the just compensation you need to cover financial losses. With so much at stake, you deserve to be confident in your legal representation. 

Our knowledgeable team at Mayfield Law, LLC, is prepared to do whatever it takes to secure a favorable outcome in your case. Our Brunswick wrongful death lawyer has substantial trial experience and will aggressively fight for you and your family in and out of the courtroom. We know how Georgia courts adjudicate these matters and can provide the empathetic advocacy you need and deserve.

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Seeking Justice for Your Loved One

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions is a devastating experience. At Mayfield Law, LLC, we understand the emotional and financial toll that wrongful death can take on a family. Our compassionate Brunswick wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to seeking justice for your loved one and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

When you choose our law firm to represent you in a wrongful death claim, you can expect:

  • Personalized and compassionate representation
  • Thorough investigation into the circumstances of your loved one's death
  • Aggressive advocacy for maximum compensation on your behalf
  • Transparent communication and regular updates on the progress of your case
  • Support and guidance throughout the legal process

Our team has a deep understanding of Georgia's wrongful death laws and will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you and your family deserve. You don't have to navigate this difficult time alone – we are here to help you every step of the way.

What Is Considered “Wrongful Death” in Georgia?

The state of Georgia defines “wrongful death” as any situation where someone is killed due to a crime, negligence, or a defective product. What is important is that another person or company is “at fault” for the death, whether intentionally or not.

Our Brunswick wrongful death attorney can represent you if your loved one died as the result of:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

Because the injured party is not able to file a lawsuit, an immediate loved one of the deceased will need to pursue legal action on their behalf. However, not just any family member can initiate a wrongful death claim in Georgia.

Under Georgia law, the following parties are permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The deceased’s surviving spouse
  • The deceased’s child/children if there is no surviving spouse
  • The deceased’s parent(s) if there are no surviving spouse or surviving children
  • The executor of the deceased person’s estate if there are no surviving children, parents, or spouse

Siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren do not have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia. The only exception is if one of these family members is named as the deceased’s executor and there are no other surviving family members.

When Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

In cases where the victim dies due to non-criminal negligence, the eligible family member (or executor) will have two years from the date of the victim’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the victim dies as the result of a crime, eligible parties may have significantly more time to pursue a claim. In these situations, the two-year “clock” will not start until the criminal case is over or five years have elapsed, whichever comes first. Eligible parties may also get more time if the deceased person’s estate has not been probated. 

It is always in your best interest to consult a legal professional as promptly as possible. Our wrongful death attorney in Brunswick can help you understand the statute of limitations that applies in your case.

Call (912) 455-2045 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We provide our legal services in English and Spanish.

Recovering Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

Georgia law states that an eligible family member (or executor) can attempt to collect “the full value of the life of the decedent” through a wrongful death claim. 

A successful lawsuit consequently allows you to potentially recover several types of calculable and incalculable losses. If the executor brings the lawsuit, any awarded damages will be held by the estate for the deceased’s heirs.

In a successful Georgia wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills associated with the deceased’s final illness or injury
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages (generally consistent with what the deceased would have reasonably earned had they lived)
  • Lost benefits and services
  • Loss of companionship

Our Brunswick Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Ready to Help

At Mayfield Law, LLC, we understand that you and your family are going through an unimaginably difficult time. Give our Brunswick wrongful death lawyer the opportunity to ease your burden. 

We will work on recovering compensation and handling all of the legal legwork so you and your loved ones can focus on healing and moving forward.

Do not wait to seek legal guidance if your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us online or call (912) 455-2045 to discuss your case with Brunswick wrongful death attorney.

What Sets Us Apart

Putting the Personal in Personal Injury
  • Collaborative Counsel

    At Mayfield Law, you have direct access to your attorney. You will constantly be provided with honesty and transparency into your case, and we will work to ensure that your goals are met.

  • Exceptional Representation

    When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you will not only have an attorney, but also an advocate who will tirelessly work to secure the best possible outcome on your case.

  • Tailored Legal Strategies

    At Mayfield Law, we don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach to legal cases. We always work directly with you to secure the best possible outcome for you.

  • Insurance Defense Experience
    Attorney Alex Mayfield has the unique perspective of an individual who used to defend insurance companies. He understands the way the other side thinks and knows how to effectively advocate on your behalf.

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