Wrongful Death’s can cause incredible emotional and financial issues. We are terribly sorry for your loss. Tragedy unfortunately occurs – your loved one is struck by an inattentive negligent driver in the blink of an eye or is killed in a premise accident. The incident itself is only the beginning of a long process full of intricate steps to get the closure needed to move on with your life. Taking on the insurance company and learning the law are extremely intimidating tasks. Don’t go through it alone.
Here at Merck Law, LLC we dedicate our practice to injury victims. We are a team of lawyers known for not being afraid to go to trial fighting for the injured or next of kin and surviving spouse, our client. Our team has over 38 years of experience. This could be your first time considering calling an injury attorney. You may be experiencing death of your loved one. You may be confronting unpaid and unexpected medical bills and don’t know what to do or how to proceed. Contact us for a free consultation.
Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Me?
It is an emotionally draining time experiencing a wrongful death. Our team has experienced car accidents of our own. To gain a clear understanding of how to proceed, we recommend contacting a wrongful death lawyer. It can be helpful having someone fight for you and your loved one with the accident.
Investigating your Accident
A personal injury lawyer can assist in investigating your wrongful death case. Key evidence can disappear. Witnesses can move or change phone numbers. Memories can fade. The more information collected regarding the accident helps create a better picture of the incident. Information collected can help attribute fault and prove negligence. Investigation can include:
- Investigating the scene of the accident and recreating the accident
- Interviewing witnesses to the accident
- Taking pictures of the scene and damage to your loved one’s vehicle
- Reviewing accident reports and written statements
- Researching driving records of the parties involved
- Reviewing medical records
The law potentially allows for an injured party to pursue a negligent parties insurance for damages suffered from the accident.
Calculating Personal Injury Damages
Damages in a personal injury wrongful death accident case include money an injured party has lost due to an injury. Personal Injury Damages can include, but are not limited by, medical bills, prescriptions, time off from work, recovery time, and pain and suffering. Insurance policies in cases in states such as Georgia and South Carolina are available in many cases to cover the damages suffered by injured clients. Insurance companies and injured victims do not always agree on the value of the damages to the injured person. A free consultation with an attorney can assist in evaluating the damages suffered in a wrongful death.
Wrongful Death Demand Letter
Merck Law, LLC personal injury attorneys will draft a demand letter for our clients to the insurance company when and if applicable. Personal injury demand letters can involve statutes and case law unique to the State. Our personal injury team has experience sending hundreds of personal injury demand letters.
Negotiation with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies have a financial interest in reaching settlements as low as they can. Attorneys at Merck Law, LLC can help navigate the complexities of personal injury settlements. We have experience evaluating the fairness of an offer of settlement by an insurance company in Georgia and South Carolina.
Representing You in Court at Trial
Most car accident personal injury cases do not need to go to trial. The insurance company will typically make your attorney a fair offer on the case to reach a settlement. However, if the case does not settle, a personal injury trial attorney can fight for you in the court room.
A personal injury attorney can advise you if they think your case should go to trial. They can advise you of the trial process. Then they can file a lawsuit on your behalf. During a court trial, the lawyer will present your case to a judge or jury. Then the judge or jury will determine if you are entitled to recover and how much you are entitled to recover.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death Incidents
Many wrecks involve some form of irresponsible behavior on the part of the at-fault driver. These wrongful acts contribute to negligence. Negligent acts that contribute to and cause wrongful deaths include:
- Drunk Driving
- Texting while Driving
- Driving in the Wrong Lane
- Reckless Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way
- Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic in a Left-Hand Turn
- Failure to Use Turn Signals
- Improper Lane Change
- Following to Closely
- Failing to Drive Properly under Road Conditions
- Premise Negligence
- Failure to Inspect Premises
- Failure to Assure Premises are Safe for Customers
- Poor Lighting
- Failure to Provide Security When Needed
Frequently accidents involving uninsured motorists and hit and run drivers can play a role in a wrongful death car accident. The Attorneys of Merck Law, LLC are skilled at identifying contributing factors to the wrongful death. This makes it important to call an auto accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specific facts of your case.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Georgia? A statute of limitations is a law that creates a strict time limit on an injured person’s right to file a lawsuit in civil court. When an injured person misses the statute of limitations, the defendant can use the statute of limitations as a defense against the suit. Rare exceptions do apply to extend the filing deadlines. Every case is different and every state has its own statute of limitations. It is important to contact an attorney in the jurisdiction in question for legal advice as to the statute of limitations in your state.
Do I have a Case?
If you were injured by the negligence of someone else, it is possible you may have a case. Every case is different, so it is important to get a free case evaluation to find out if your case meets the criteria. Each state has its own laws that may apply differently depending on the jurisdiction. If you have been injured by the negligence of someone else, reach out to us today for your free case evaluation.