What Can I Expect for Compensation in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Payout?

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a profoundly challenging endeavor, one that intertwines complex legal procedures with the profound emotions that follow the loss of a loved one. This legal recourse is sought when an individual’s death results from the negligence or intentional actions of another party, demanding justice and compensation for the surviving family members. However, embarking on this path requires a thorough understanding of the legal framework, strict adherence to deadlines, and a commitment to gathering compelling evidence. In this guide, we will delve into the essential elements of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, offering valuable insights into the eligibility criteria, legal process, and critical considerations that can help you navigate this difficult journey towards seeking accountability and closure.

According to the wrongful death accident settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Georgia wrongful death accident settlement is anywhere from $600,000 to $3,650,000. Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, which is why there is no accurate average settlement amount for wrongful death accidents in Georgia. While our team at Kalka Law Group does excellent work on our clients’ cases, no results are guaranteed, and the results below should not be considered “typical” results. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to get a discussion started.

 

Examples Of Wrongful Death Lawsuit Payouts Won by The Kalka Law Group

$1,100,000 Truck Accident Wrongful Death

A truck driver negligently crossed GA 316 that led to the death of our client.

$600,000 Wrongful Death Auto Accident

Our client was struck by another vehicle and it resulted in death. There were multiple claimants, but the family recovered the majority of it over others.

$650,000 Wrongful Death Truck Accident

A tractor trailer in Clayton County ran a red light. Multiple people were injured and had very limited insurance. We recovered more for our client than anyone else in the accident because we filed our lawsuit first. The opening offer from the insurance company was an insulting $100. We recovered $650,000 for our client

$3,650,000 Wrongful Death Negligent Entrustment

Our client’s father was left unsupervised while an inpatient and fell out of an open window at a Hospital in Cobb County. We were able to prove negligence and lack of supervision and recovered $3,650,000 for our client.

$3,275,000 Wrongful Death – Bus Accident – Fatality

A bus driver fell asleep while traveling on I-75 South and struck and killed a father of 2 unborn children. We were able to recover for the mother and establish college funds for the children that were born after his death.

 

What Is the Best Way to Get a Wrongful Death Suit Payout?

Here are some key things you need to know if you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Eligibility: Not everyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In most jurisdictions, only certain individuals, usually immediate family members like spouses, children, and parents – those with a “qualifying relationship”, can file such a lawsuit. You should check your local laws to determine who is eligible to file.
  • Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Georgia is generally two years from the date of the individual’s death. This means that you typically have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Georgia.
  • Establishing Liability: To succeed in obtaining a wrongful death lawsuit payout or verdict in Georgia, you must prove that the defendant(s) were responsible for the death through their negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Gathering evidence, such as witness statements, expert opinions, and documentation, is crucial in establishing liability.
  • Damages: Wrongful death lawsuits seek compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and emotional distress. The specific damages you can claim may vary depending on your jurisdiction.
  • Hiring an Attorney: It is highly advisable to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases. They can guide you through the legal process, help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies or opposing parties, and represent your interests in court if necessary.
  • Settlement Negotiations: Many wrongful death cases are settled out of court through negotiations between the parties involved. Many times – insurance companies are involved in these negotiations – and they only care about the insurance company’s bottom line. Your attorney will play a crucial role in these negotiations, ensuring that you receive a fair and just settlement.
  • Expert Witnesses: In many wrongful death cases, expert witnesses, such as medical professionals or accident reconstruction experts, are necessary to provide specialized knowledge and testify on your behalf. A good wrongful death attorney will find the best expert witnesses available to talk about your case and advocate for your settlement rights.
  • Burden of Proof: In a wrongful death lawsuit, the burden of proof is typically on the plaintiff (the party filing the lawsuit) to demonstrate t