Wrongful Death Law Firm Located in Henry County

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

Henry County Wrongful Death Attorney


The loss of a loved one is always excruciating, but that pain is compounded when their loss did not have to happen.

Sometimes, negligence on the part of an individual or company leads to loss of life. When the unthinkable happens, what recourse do you have? Contacting a wrongful death attorney near you is a good first start.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable in McDonough

If someone you love was killed due to another person’s actions (intentional or unintentional) you may be able to sue for wrongful death.

While no lawsuit can ever mitigate the pain of losing a loved one, it can bring some solace to know that the responsible party has faced justice.

Additionally, you and your family can recover compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you should not be held responsible for the costs of their funeral. Nor should you have to struggle with bills while you get back on your feet.

Who Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?

Who Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?

In Henry County, wrongful death suits can be brought against a variety of defendants. If a person, company, or government agency acted negligently and their carelessness led to a death, they could be held responsible in court.

Examples of wrongful death defendants include:

  • A doctor accused of medical malpractice
  • An automobile manufacturer that knew of a faulty part but did not announce a recall
  • The driver of a car that caused a fatal accident
  • A large company that did not perform routine maintenance on their fleet of vehicles

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How Long Does a Death Suit Take in Henry County?

Every case is unique, and it is impossible to guess exactly how long it will take to resolve your suit. However, your case will likely take a minimum of 90 days.

Your McDonough personal injury attorney’s first step will be to notify the defendants and meet with their insurance companies. You may receive a settlement offer; if you chose to accept it, your case will be resolved.

If you are unhappy with the offer, or if the defendant refuses to settle, you may want to take them to court. Court cases can be complex and last anywhere from 1 to 3 years.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In McDonough, the statute of limitations for wrongful death suits is two years from the date of death. Once the two-year period has ended, you cannot bring a wrongful death suit in Atlanta.

If you lost a loved one and believe another party’s negligence is to blame, you should contact a lawyer immediately. The sooner you begin working on your case, the less likely you are to exceed the statute of limitations.

Justice For McDonough Families

Justice For McDonough Families

If someone you love was killed in an accident, Scott Key and Associates will work to get your family the compensation you deserve.

While no amount of money can erase the pain of untimely death, you do not have to suffer financial losses on top of your excruciating personal loss.

For an expert’s guidance on your wrongful death case, contact Scott Key & Associates at 678-610-6624.

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