Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Atlanta GA
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Atlanta, GA, call Lamar Law Office right away. The team at Lamar Law Office has been representing the residents of Atlanta, as well as the surrounding areas, for years with strong personal injury legal support after they have been involved in a slip and fall accident. Anita Lamar is a trusted Atlanta slip and fall accident lawyer who stands up for her clients and provides legal service that treats each client as a top priority. Unlike other attorneys who choose to focus only on their most significant cases, Anita Lamar handles every case with care so that each client feels confident and comfortable in their legal battle.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Georgia state law defines a “wrongful death” as the death of one person caused by the “negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal” acts of another person or entity (such as a business). Negligence is typically defined as a failure to use reasonable care when there is a duty to do so, resulting in harm to another.
Do I Have To Prove Negligence When Pursuing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In some ways, a wrongful death case is similar to a standard personal injury claim. Negligence must also be proven in many types of personal injury claims, and both a personal injury claim and a wrongful death claim may be based upon a similar event, like a car accident. However, in a wrongful death claim, the injured person is no longer available to bring his or her own case to court. Instead, the case must be brought by the deceased person’s family members — or by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate if there are no living family members who are allowed to bring the claim (more on this in the next section).
However the difference between an automobile accident or similar event that results is an injury is the loss of life is arguably the most damaging loss that can be suffered. As a result it is important to hire an attorney who not only considers liability on the part of the at faulty driver but also considers culpability related to faulty roadway, defective design and other related third parties such as employers or servers at a dining or drinking establishment.
At Lamar Law Office, LLC we appreciate that losing a loved one is a traumatic event and for that reason we thoroughly research every avenue of compensation to recover for the loss.
Recovered for clients
Americans pass away per year due to wrongful death
Cause of wrongful death is medical malpractice
We Can Help
Our team of wrongful death lawyers can build a solid case to help you reach an adequate settlement. We investigate each case thoroughly. We can also advise you on the best course of action if any complication comes your way. If you have a strong chance of success, we can pursue a lawsuit and negotiate on your behalf. We can speak for you, so you do not need to face attorneys or insurance companies.
Lamar Law Office Aims To Give You The Most Favorable Outcome
Here at Lamar Law, we believe in giving everyone a fair chance for legal services. We protect your interests, and our mantra has always been client first. Since our inception, we have set ourselves apart through our individualized services. Our track record proves it. We have given many families a chance to recover even after a tragic event.
The Lawsuit Process
The closest living family member is the one who can file a wrongful death suit. In case there is a dispute, a special court determines who has the authority. They must then file the lawsuit within the statute of limitations. Having us is essential as we know the state laws that deal with these types of cases.
From there, the process can branch out in several ways. Depending on what caused the wrongful death, we will have to gather evidence to prove negligence. We must then connect it as the cause of the wrongful death.
What Our Clients Say
I am so happy that I had The Lamar Law Firm on my side after my accident. Attorney Lamar and her entire staff were nothing but pleasant, professional and diligent in handling my case. I was given a thorough explanation about each stage and regular updates on the status of my case.
- Lisamarie Bristol
Attorney Lamar was recommended by a family member and she definitely lived up to their recommendation. My accident happened in the worst time of my life and it was very stressful with having to be off from work and going to therapy. Anita and the team were very professional and kept me in the loop with EVERYTHING.
- Neshia S
Attorney Lamar and her team have been totally awesome from day one. I don't always have to call them they call me to check on me. I totally would recommend them to anyone. Excellent service!
- Arinitra Chandler
I’m extremely pleased. I received the max compensation for a car accident that wasn’t my fault. Mrs. Lamar’s team was very responsive, kept me involved in the entire process and I receive the maximum amount that the insurance company offered for my injuries and damages.
- Brittney Hickey
Attorney Lamar is professional and kind. She is always willing to lend a helping hand. She also holds her own in the court room.
- Ashlee Lewis
This law firm is on point and truly looks out for their respective client.
- Michael Stephens
I am highly recommended Lawyer Lamar to anyone who’s involved in a car accident. She handles the case with professionalism and makes sure you get your car fixed and get pay for your medical compensation
- Gnanzou Tahi
Thank you for representing me and handling my case so efficiently & professionally! The settlement is much more than I expected.
- K Barnett
Attorney Lamar and her Amazing Team are so very professional, knowledgeable, caring and they communicate extremely well with you every step of the process! Attorney Lamar actually calls you herself to discuss details and she is also available for you to call her as well.
- Rae'Kheal Dawkins
I have to give Attorney Anita Lamar outstanding praise. I have never had an Attorney that was as attentive to my concerns and case as Mrs. Lamar was.
- Albert Dye
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More Than Legal Services
We understand how trying it can be to deal with a loss while battling to get justice for the death. We hope to put you at ease by handling every legal aspect on your behalf. Throughout each step, we will inform you of what to expect. Whether you want to negotiate as early as possible or bring things to trial, we will do our best to serve you.
Lamar Law Office is a top-rated firm with quality legal professionals at every level. Our team has handled different types of wrongful death cases over the years. We have built a strong track record, helping many clients recover from wrongful death claims. No matter who or where you are in life, we believe in serving everyone.Contact Us
Frequently Asked Questions
The time can depend on many factors. Some wrongful death claims take a few months, while others can take years. The longer ones usually happen because of a lengthy trial. The fastest ones happen when both parties agree to a settlement before the lawsuit’s filing.
For it to be a wrongful death, there must be proof that another party was negligent. The negligence must also point to it being the main reason for the passing. For example, when a reckless driver kills a pedestrian or when a construction worker dies because of faulty equipment.
In no particular order, here are the most common causes of wrongful death:
● Automobile accidents
● Defective products
● Acts of violence
● Construction site deaths
● Medical errors or negligence
● Nursing home errors or negligence
Each case is different, though many of them tend to favor immediate family over the rest. Here is the usual order of priority when it comes to filing and claiming wrongful death:
1. Parents, spouses, and children
2. Other dependents
Immediate family has the right to the claim first. If no one fits the category, the others gain the right to claim as next of kin.
A wrongful death lawyer has the training to handle everything about wrongful death claims. We know the laws, the process, and the system inside and out. Because of the inherent difficulty with these cases, our lawyers are emphatic, knowledgeable, and proficient when it comes to injury law.
Our Office in Tucker, Georgia
Just a half hour from downtown Atlanta, our office is located at 4500 Hugh Howell Rd. in the Heritage Place development in Tucker. If you are unable to meet at our office due to your injuries, we are more than willing to make accommodations in order to serve you. Whatever your situation, if you’ve experienced a car accident in Atlanta, call our team today.