Wrongful Death Lawsuits are about Financial Recovery, Not Revenge
Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 - Suddenly losing a family member is horrific. Often families are left in dire financial straits as a result.
For families who have lost a loved one due to a sudden and unexpected accident, they have more to deal with than just the death. Often, the whole family is thrown into economic chaos and faces a highly uncertain future with the lack of funds they deal with after the death. Wrongful death lawsuits are a way to obtain compensation to allow the family to survive financially for the future.
Unfortunately, there are a good number of people who view wrongful death lawsuits as being revenge. This could not be further from the truth. Wrongful death lawsuits are about recovering the deceased’s economic potential that, but for the negligence of another, was cut short, leaving a family up in the air.
“In cases like this, you definitely need the services of a well seasoned Atlanta personal injury lawyer to guide you through the process of obtaining compensation. These cases are usually very complex and take a while to process through the court system. Attempting to settle one on your own will mean you will not get the amount of compensation you are rightfully entitled to in the first place,” said Atlanta personal injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert..
More often than not, one of the most common questions a wrongful death lawyer deals with is whether or not the death was the result of another person or a company’s error. “While you may not think it makes much difference who caused the death, the answer will deal with a whole slew of other questions about how your case will proceed. In particular it will tell counsel what damages may be asked for from the court during trial,” Ozcomert said.
Some wrongful death cases have a drawback; it may well be that one of the beneficiaries of the deceased person was involved in their wrongful death. It is situations like this that have a way of cropping up when least expected that dictate the presence of a skilled and articulate Atlanta personal injury lawyer. No one could handle a case like that on his or her own.
Even though people may be struggling to come to terms with the death of a loved one, it is imperative that they speak to legal counsel about a wrongful death lawsuit, more so if the economic future of those left behind is in jeopardy. Another reason not to wait is that if a suit is not filed in enough time, the Statute of Limitations kicks in and bars the plaintiff from filing a claim.
“You’ve got enough on your mind dealing with a sudden death to try and keep track of all the other details involved in a wrongful death lawsuit. That is my job and I would be honored to represent you, should you choose to work with me,” Ozcomert said.
Stephen M. Ozcomert
215 North McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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