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Seeking Justice For A Lost Loved One

When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, bringing a legal claim against that person is probably far down on your list of priorities. But if you have to pay for medical and funeral bills, or if your loved one’s income was a critical part of your household support, you may want to consider a wrongful death suit. Even if money is not the issue, eventually you may want to seek justice for your loved one.

I am attorney Leslie Waycaster, and I have assisted many clients with all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, over the past 40 years. The Waycaster Firm is located in downtown Dalton but serves clients throughout northwest Georgia.

How I Can Help

Unfortunately, too many personal injury accidents result in a fatality, such as:

I understand the nature of these types of cases, especially how overwhelming they can be emotionally and mentally for the family. My goal is to take the legal burden off of your shoulders so that dealing with legal issues doesn’t compound your grieving process. I also know when to connect with experts to bolster your case.

In most cases, you only have two years from the date of death to bring a wrongful death claim, so I urge you to contact me sooner rather than later.

Understanding Georgia’s Wrongful Death Law

State law describes both who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit and what type of damages that person can recover. Wrongful death suits are limited to the following people in the following order:

  • The surviving spouse
  • Any surviving children
  • A parent or guardian

The representative of the deceased’s estate can also sue for pain and suffering experienced by the deceased.

You may recover the full value of your loved one’s life in Georgia. That means you can recover not just lost future income but also more intangible things like comfort and the enjoyment of life. I will build your case to reflect a whole person who was loved and needed.

Discuss Your Options With Me

Bringing a wrongful death claim is a difficult decision. I offer free initial consultations to help you decide if it is the right choice for you and your family. To schedule an appointment, call 706-441-3940 or fill out my online contact form.