DGL Attorneys At Law Wrongful Death

Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers

Seeking Justice for Grieving Families in the Metro Atlanta Area

At DGL Attorneys At Law, we understand that no amount of money could possibly make up for the loss of a loved one. While compensation can’t take away the tremendous grief of losing a friend or family member, pursuing justice in a wrongful death lawsuit can help victims take the first step toward healing and closure after a tragic accident. 

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in Atlanta, our attorneys can fight to hold offending parties accountable for the unimaginable pain they’ve caused. Since 2013, our firm has been dedicated to recovering maximum compensation for families after the wrongful death of a loved one. With over a decade of experience and a proven track record of results, our trusted advocates can work relentlessly to obtain a just outcome for you and your family during this challenging time. 

If you lost a loved one due to negligence, don’t suffer in silence. Contact us online to learn how our compassionate attorneys can help you demand justice. 

What Constitutes “Wrongful Death” in Georgia? 

Under Georgia Code § 15-4-1, a wrongful death occurs “in all cases in which the death of a human being results form a crime, from criminal or other negligence, or from property which has been defectively manufactured, whether or not as the result of negligence.” In other words, a wrongful death is any death caused by the action or negligence of another party. 

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful deaths can occur due to a wide range of causes. 

Common scenarios leading to wrongful death lawsuits include: 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Georgia Code § 51-4-2, wrongful death claims can only be filed by certain parties. 

These include:  

  • The surviving spouse: The deceased person’s spouse has the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. They may also represent any minor children of the deceased in the claim.
  • The children of the deceased: If there is no surviving spouse, the children of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim. This applies to both minors and adult children.
  • The parents of the deceased: In the absence of a surviving spouse and children, the deceased person’s parents are next in line to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • The personal representative of the estate: If none of the above parties exist or are unable to bring the claim, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file the wrongful death lawsuit. Any compensation awarded will go to the estate for distribution according to the deceased person’s will or state intestacy laws.
  • Record-Setting $77.5M Verdict Medical Malpractice Case
  • $31M Verdict for Negligent Security Case
  • $25M Medical Malpractice Settlement
  • $23M Product Liability Settlement - Tire Tread Separation
  • $16.5M Verdict for Product Liability Wrongful Death Case
  • $11M Negligent Security Settlement
  • $10M Settlement in Trucking Case
  • $9.2M Truck and Motorcycle Vehicle Accident
  • $8.5M Settlement in Trucking Case
  • $8.5M Settlement for Negligent Security in Shopping Center

What Is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death? 

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is typically two years from the date of the deceased person's death. This means you have two years to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of your loved one. However, certain exceptions may apply that either shorten or extend this time frame. 

For example, if the death was the result of a crime, the statute of limitations may be paused until the criminal case is resolved. Additionally, if you're filing a claim against a government entity, the time frame may be shorter. 

It’s best to consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed correctly within the corresponding deadline. Your attorney can help you manage important deadlines and legal requirements to maximize your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

State law allows families to seek compensation for the full value of the life of their loved one, including:

  • Economic damages: This includes any financial losses incurred as a result of the death, such as medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, and future earning potential.
  • Non-economic damages: These are intangible losses such as the pain and suffering caused by the wrongful death, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.

In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These are meant to punish the at-fault party for their actions and serve as a deterrent for future similar behavior.

Client Testimonials

Hear From Our Clients

    "He cares, he listens, and he gets you the best results."
    Tony Delcampo is definitely the best lawyer to have on your side.
    - Andrea F.
    "I appreciate everything DGL has done for my family."
    They were very helpful. Cindy was friendly and always communicated what was going on with my case.
    - Noelia M.
    "Great firm!"
    Friendly and understanding, will work for you!
    - Jhonathan R.

Providing Compassionate Representation

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when it could have been prevented. If you’re grieving the loss of someone due to negligence, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys at DGL Attorneys At Law can fight to hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Our firm has achieved extraordinary settlements for individuals and families throughout the Metro Atlanta Area, working tirelessly to secure the compensation and justice they’re rightfully entitled to. With our reputation for legal excellence and extensive knowledge of personal injury law, you can trust our seasoned attorneys to represent your best interests in and out of the courtroom. 

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death, our attorneys can help you take the first step toward justice. Call (770) 404-8239 to schedule a free consultation

Continue Reading Read Less
What Sets Us Apart

Why Choose DGL Attorneys At Law?

  • Your Case Will Be Handled with Care by a Partner of Our Firm
  • We Apply All of Our Attention and Resources to Prepare Your Case
  • Attorney DelCampo Is a Current President of the Georgia State Bar
  • Attorney DelCampo Was the First Hispanic Georgia State Judge; Attorney Lopez Was the Second
Contact Us Today

Put Our Experience in Your Corner

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy