Wrongful Death FAQs

When a loved one is suddenly and unexpectedly killed as the result of another person's reckless or negligent actions, the shock and sadness can be overwhelming. At the time, the idea of seeking financial damages may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, skyrocketing medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses can add up quickly. A wrongful death lawsuit may be the best avenue for survivors to recover damages.

At the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, wrongful death lawyer Richard C. Mitchell represents the families of victims statewide to help them obtain fair compensation. Wrongful deaths are caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness. When a family member is killed as a result of another party's behavior, survivors such as a spouse, children or parents are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We handle wrongful death claims involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, by medical malpractice, or due to a workplace accident. Our wrongful death attorneys help beneficiaries get the compensation to which they are entitled. To discuss your wrongful death claim, contact lawyer Richard C. Mitchell today.

What is wrongful death?

A wrongful death is an unnecessary death that has been caused by the negligence of another person. Examples of wrongful death include those caused by a drunk, reckless or careless driver, deaths caused by the manufacture of an unsafe, defective or dangerous product, or even deaths caused by a physician's failing to diagnose a treatable disease.

Who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Survivors (including parents, spouses, and children) are almost always eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Minors may need an adult guardian to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Under some circumstances other family members may be permitted to file suit.

What financial compensation may a wrongful death lawsuit recover?

After a wrongful death, insurance companies often push for immediate settlement. The family of a victim should contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer and fully assess the ramifications of their loss.

If wrongful death can be proven, the bereaved may be able to achieve compensation for medical and funeral costs, lost wages (including future earnings), lost benefits and inheritance, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost companionship.

Contact Our Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death litigation is a particularly complex area of the law, so plaintiffs should have an experienced wrongful death lawyer to represent them. Successful lawsuits seeking financial damages for wrongful death must clearly document the expense of medical bills, past, present and future lost income and earnings potential, as well as the non-economic value of the life of the deceased, among other damages. Only a qualified attorney who has extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases should be hired to represent you.

Atlanta, Georgia wrongful death lawyer Richard C. Mitchell has helped many families from Fulton County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County and DeKalb County achieve the justice they deserve. We can help you too. Schedule a consultation at the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro for an evaluation of your case.