In Georgia, 24% of all traffic-related deaths involve an alcohol-impaired driver.

-Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyer

Passionate & Tireless Representation for Bereaved Families in Georgia

If you lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility, the feeling of hopelessness can be overwhelming. You need to know your rights, and where you stand. Our firm can help you. Knowledgeable and prepared, our goal is to represent you with excellence.

Who Can Recover Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case?

Wrongful death laws are found in Official Code of Georgia Section 51-4-1. In this statute, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by another individual’s “negligent, careless or deliberate act.”

The following family members are among those who may recover compensation in a wrongful death case in Georgia:

  • Spouse

  • Children

  • Parents, if the deceased is not survived by spouse or children

  • Heirs at law, if the deceased is not survived by parents, spouse, or children

What Damages Can You Recover in a Wrongful Death Case?

You may be able to recover compensation for the following damages in a Georgia wrongful death claim

  • funeral/burial costs

  • loss of wages and benefits

  • pain, suffering, and mental anguish

  • Property damage and other costs

  • Loss of experience, judgment, knowledge

  • Loss of companionship, protection, care

  • Medical costs occurred during the illness or initial injury

Contact Wheale Law Firm for a Free Case Consultation

For a free case consultation, give Wheale Law a call at

678-580-8936 or send an email.  No Commitments.

Unlike most attorneys, Patrick J. Wheale handles personal injury cases exclusively, specializing in helping injured victims.

Wheale Law provides legal services exclusively on a contingent fee basis.  In other words, you pay no upfront costs.  Wheale Law only collects attorney's fees if your case successfully resolves. 

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