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Wrongful Death

At Cash Krugler Fredericks we understand that there is no greater loss than the death of a family member. This is especially true when the death of a loved one is completely unexpected and the result of illegal or careless conduct of another. Family is everything.

In its simplest terms, a “wrongful death” claim arises when someone’s death is due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else – whether from a trucking or car accident, shooting, defective product, medical malpractice, whatever the situation. While there are differences amongst states, each state recognizes some form of a civil claim for the wrongful death of an individual. However, because the laws vary from state to state, it is important to hire attorneys who have experience and specialize in wrongful death claims.

In Georgia, the wrongful death statute authorizes a jury to award for the full value of the decedent’s life to him or her – this includes both economic and non-economic losses. Apart from the wrongful death claim, the decedent’s estate also has a claim for certain specific and separate damages. Our firm works extensively with experts, including economists, reconstruction experts, and engineers, to maximize our client’s recovery.

Time is of the essence. There are specific deadlines for filing a wrongful death case and again these vary by state. Also, if the loss of a loved one was not hard enough, while family members are grieving and dealing with the confusion that accompanies such a loss, often those responsible are preparing their defense which can include destroying vital evidence. For these reasons, it is important to act quickly and retain qualified and experienced counsel to protect your interests.

For years, we have successfully represented families across the country in wrongful death cases. We have the experience and expertise to pursue these unique cases to obtain full compensation for our clients. (Case Results). Not only will we aggressively pursue your case, but we will also provide guidance concerning estate and probate matters that may be needed. Our goal is to provide the best possible representation for you and your family as well as support through the most difficult of times. If you have lost a loved one and believe others may be responsible, give us a call for a free evaluation.