Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status. For Americans 1 to 44 years of age, traumatic injuries are the number-one cause of death. In fact, people in that age group are more likely to die from an injury—such as a motor vehicle crash, fall, or homicide—than from any other cause, including cancer, HIV, or the flu, according to the Center for Disease Control.
More than 180,000 people die from injuries each year — 1 person every 3 minutes and seat belts saved an estimated 255,000 lives between 1975 and 2008.
Long after a fatal accident, families feel the loss of a loved one who died because of the negligence or acts of others. Having lost loved ones of our own and practicing law in these areas for well over a decade, our lawyers are cognizant of the pain felt by survivors and offer compassionate representation in wrongful death litigation.
Wrongful death claims may arise from any accident or intentional act — fatal car crashes, death by hospital malpractice, dangerous premises, defective products, aircraft accidents. We employ a full-time private investigator and consult with a nationwide network of medical experts, accident reconstruction engineers, human factor experts and other professionals who can testify to the cause of the fatal injury.
$2.6 Million Jury Verdict against Volusia County. Trial televised on Good Morning Americaview more
$2.6 Million Verdict against Volusia County, televised on Good Morning America.view more
Confidential settlement of over 100 cases against a pediatric dentist who faces prosecution for fraud based on abuse of children.view more
While statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paint a grim picture, what is even more alarming is that nearly a significant amount of all wrongful deaths that occur each year happen within the state of Georgia .
Each year, numerous victims lose their lives as the result of other people’s actions, while their family and friends are left heartbroken and left to deal with the devastating ramifications that often result. Among the most common types of wrongful death cases reported by the CDC are the following:
Under state law, a wrongful death claim can arise out of any of the following causes:
In this type of legal action, your wrongful death attorney will work to gather evidence needed to prove three things:
In the aftermath of a friend or family member’s passing, it can be difficult for heartbroken survivors to know what to do or where to turn for help. At the same time, the steps you take now could have an impact in terms of getting justice for your loved one through a wrongful death claim. Important steps to take on behalf of your loved one after a death that was caused by either accidental, negligent, or intentional causes include the following:
Unfortunately, insurance companies have a financial motive in downplaying or denying claims, and will often use any information they can get against you.
While no amount of money can make up for the death of a loved one, the Law Offices of John M. Phillips can help get them the justice they deserve, while assisting you in getting the compensation your family needs to recover. Contact our wrongful death attorneys today to get the compassionate, professional legal representation you need at a time like this. We can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable, while ensuring your rights and interests are protected.