The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can encounter. It is even more trying when the wrongful death is caused by the negligence of another. You deserve justice, and an experienced, caring law firm that can guide you through this tough time. Tidwell Strimban has over 30 years of combined experience helping families obtain justice when a loved one has died because of negligence.
Typically, wrongful death cases belong to a spouse and children (if any) of the deceased. The wrongful death case can come from any type of negligent or intentional injury that causes death, such as a motor vehicle wreck, truck wreck or motorcycle wreck.
In Georgia, a wrongful death claim is divided into two parts:
1. The first part is held by the deceased’s estate. This is a claim for any medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering that occurred before death. The law views these pre-death losses as debts due to the estate, so the spouse, or guardian of the minor children, must qualify as a representative of the deceased’s estate (executor or administrator) to sue for this portion of the claim. At Tidwell Strimban we will guide the family of the deceased through the legal matters and complications that arise when a loved one dies because of negligence.
2. The second part of the wrongful death claim is held personally by the spouse and children. This portion of the wrongful death claim provides compensation for the full value of the deceased’s life. This portion is explained to a jury by showing what the person did while alive. Was she a promising student? Was he a good father? Did he contribute to his community? Was she a member of a church or synagogue? Tidwell Strimban has obtained significant results making juries appreciate what was special about the lost loved one.