Georgia Wrongful Death – Overview

This site was created as a source of public information on the law of wrongful death in Georgia. The core principles of Georgia wrongful death law are covered. The information provided here is no substitute for hiring legal counsel. Evidence in wrongful death cases disappears very rapidly after the incident that causes injury and death, and competent legal counsel working for your benefit is the only way of securing and preserving your rights.

What You Need to Know about Georgia Wrongful Death Law

The following topics and questions are covered in this website:

Claims – How do you know if you have a claim?

Who can bring the claim?

What claims can be brought?

Statutes of Limitation – How long do you have to file a wrongful death case in Georgia?

Evidence – What evidence is critical in proving liability?

Damages – What can a family expect to recover for the loss of a loved one?

The Process – How long does it take for a case to resolve, and will you need to sue?

Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence and Punitive Damages

Swimming Pool and Other Drowning Deaths 

Tractor Trailer Wrongful Deaths