The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC, Wrongful Death Attorney for Sandy Springs, represents families in the tragic loss of a loved one. Your loss can be the biggest and heaviest burden you have ever experienced as you struggle to understand the tragedy. Grief and mourning can last a lifetime after a family member has passed, and the time needed to grieve may be different for each member of your family. Trying to rebuild your life and get back on your feet may take an unknown amount of time, but acquiring a lawyer is the next most important step you can take.
Although no amount of financial restitution can bring your loved one back, and no amount of legal action can change what's happened from an accident or intentional harm, you can take firm and swift legal action against the individual or party who was responsible for the death.
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Attorney Nick Schnyder
Being a devoted and driven Wrongful Death Attorney for Sandy Springs, Nick Schnyder understands what family members go through when a catastrophic injury from an accident turns into a fatality.
Experienced, compassionate and fierce, his focus is directed at connecting with the pain of the family and the circumstances that brought about the fatality. He takes each case with care to devise a strong legal strategy with which to move forward against those who are responsible.
He makes himself available through the legal process to connect with his clients, informing them of the actions and status of their case as it moves forward. The focus and goal in representing his clients is seeking maximum justice under Georgia law for the damages and loss of their loved one from the negligent or intentional reckless actions of another.
Wrongful Death Legal Representation
Legal representation from a Wrongful Death Attorney is secured by surviving family members of a loved one caused by the negligent, careless, willful or criminal behavior of another individual, business or government entity that resulted in death. The victim's family usually follows through with a legal claim for monetary damages against the party responsible for the loss of the person's life, whether it was carelessness, intentional or murder. This is a claim separate from criminal charges and is brought on by the victim's family. Examples of common causes in this type of case can be due to a car accident in Sandy Springs or a busy Atlanta roadway. It could be due to medical malpractice or misdiagnoses, criminal behavior or defective drugs or products. The deceased cannot bring a lawsuit, but surviving family members and the representative of the person's estate can. This type of lawsuit can typically follow the conviction of a crime in connection with the injury that caused the fatality.
There are time limits on filing a claim in the state of Georgia, which is why it's important to secure legal counsel as soon as you're able. A wrongful death attorney is the type of legal representative who would file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or company. An experienced lawyer can legally help loved ones in pursuing justice and compensation for the loss of their beloved to the full extent of the law. Take the time to consult with Attorney Schnyder so you can understand your rights according to the law.
Survivors of the decedent's wrongful death pursue a claim against the party responsible for the loss of their family member. They pursuing monetary damages in regards to losses and expenses of the deceased, including medical and health care costs, funeral and burial costs, along with loss of any future earnings of their loved one. It is basically their right to recovery of what it has and will cost them. This type of claim should clearly show:
Accident or injury occurred causing death to the deceased
The negligent person was the reason for the fatality
Claim shows the party acted negligent, failed to provide duty of care or had responsibility for the death or intentionally caused it
Survivors provide evidence the loss of the deceased caused financial damages to them and their loved ones, including expenses leading up to and for the death, including loss to the estate, future earnings and many more
Wrongful Death in Sandy Springs
Various causes of wrongful death lawsuits in Sandy Springs can be brought forth by family members of the victim through an attorney. Lawyer cases for a legal claim can stem from a vehicle accident, work injury, medical malpractice or criminal activity brought on by negligent behavior resulting in death of a loved one. Likewise, a party with intentional behavior can become the responsible party for loss of life. This type of lawsuit is the most hurtful as it brings back all the memories of the deceased, forcing family members to relive the circumstances which lead to the fatality. Following are some reasons a wrongful death attorney would file a claim for an accidental or intentional death-related injury.
Car Accident - Caused by driver negligence or intentional maliciousness. This can be caused by breaking of traffic laws, carelessness or distracted driving, speeding or following too closely along with a host of other reasons causing a fatal car accident.
Drunk Driving - DUI driving under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impaired drivers consume beverages that compromise their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Dangerous and illegal, state laws prohibit getting on the road with impaired ability after alcohol consumption alters a driver's state of mind.
Truck Wreck - Driver negligence from larger vehicles on the roads. They are typically commercial, business or company vehicles with a hired operator who transports goods for them. It may originate from a smaller truck or large semi, big rig, tanker or wide load that is dangerous in any type of wreck with a smaller car causing a fatality.
Motorcycle Collision - Driver or rider negligence causing a wreck. Motorcycles are smaller and much lighter than a standard car and are harder to spot on Sandy Springs and Atlanta roads. Death from accidents are common when a rider and passenger collide with a vehicle.
Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident - Person walking on road, sidewalk or parking lot; bicycle rider on or off the road can collide with a car, truck, motorcycle or bus causing tragic harm. Pedestrians hit by a moving motor vehicle may not survive the impact. Pedestrians hit by a moving motor vehicle who do not survive would be a cause for an attorney to file wrongful death claim.
Transportation Accident - Transportation injury from people in an airplane, bus, train. Any type of public transportation where mass amounts of individuals ride together can cause horrific damage if there is a collision, especially those that transport people at high speed.
Work Injury - Employer carelessness, dangerous working conditions, unsafe circumstances that cause employees and workers risk for harm. May cause accidents at work resulting in injury, illness or wrongful death. Companies and business owners are required to keep workers safe from harm for known work hazards.
Premises Liability - Injury causing death on a premises or owner's property. This can occur at a local Sandy Springs grocery store, a hotel, amusement park, movie theater, restaurant, an airport or shopping mall. Customers who frequent businesses and retail stores do not expect to risk their lives.
Nursing Home Abuse - Lack of care or intentional abuse. Elderly and the disabled who are patients at nursing care facilities look to nurses and health care aides to provide for their needs and safety in their aging years. Disregard of their basic needs or abuse can turn deadly and require attorney intervention.
Medical Malpractice - Wrongful diagnosis or medical care error. Health care industry professionals and medical care staff at hospitals, medical centers, doctor offices, rehabilitation facilities and other health offices have doctors, surgeons, nurses and various health care workers responsible to keep patients safe from harm. Negligent behavior has been known to cause death.
Defective Products - Dangerous product liability, including prescription drugs. Any type of consumer product on the market is prone to be defective or may cause harm to those who use or purchase products. Manufacturers can be held responsible for fatalities.
Criminal Behavior - Willful or intentional illegal action from criminal activity, including murder. Any reckless and willful act that is illegal or a criminal is in the act of performing something that is against the law, including harm to others ending in death, can be held liable.
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Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful Death Attorney Nick Schnyder compiles monetary claim damages for the courts in two steps. First is for the surviving family member or members who are legally allowed by Georgia law to submit a claim. It consists of the full value of the loved one's life, including future earnings, which is calculated by remainder of the decedent's life and work expectancy. It also consists of loss of companionship which is the value of what the deceased provided to their spouse or loved one through the enjoyment of their life.
The next claim is brought on by the personal representative of the decedent's estate for recovery of loss by means of the death, including all of the medical and health care related costs due to the injury and subsequent death. This will include funeral and burial costs, and also pain and suffering of the decedent up to the time of death.
Family Claim for Wrongful Death
Surviving family members of the deceased file a wrongful death claim for monetary damages. Your attorney will file claim against the at-fault party for Sandy Springs survivors for the full value of the life of the deceased. There is a two year limit from the date of death in which a claim can be filed. The time limit for government, city, county or state, can be as little as six to twelve months. Typically the spouse of the deceased is the one who files the claim. If there is no spouse, the children file claim and, if there are no children, the surviving parents file. No brothers or sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents can file a claim according to Georgia Law. Those family members who can proceed in the filing of a claim, in order, include:
Surviving Spouse - Surviving spouse of the decedent. If children are involved, the spouse files for the children included, with the spouse receiving a one-third minimum and splitting the remainder equally between the children.
Surviving Children - If there is no surviving spouse, the surviving children can file a lawsuit and split it among themselves.
Surviving Parents - Parents of the deceased who are still alive may file, only after there is no spouse and no surviving children who file.
If none of the above survive, the administrator of the decedent's estate can file claim for the next of kin. Always consult your lawyer if there are any questions on who can file in your family.
Representative of the Decedent's Estate - Under a separate wrongful death claim from the spouse, children or parents, the personal representative of the decedent's estate can file for medical and funeral expenses from the injury and death, in addition to your loved one's pain and suffering before death.
Wrongful Death Liability Investigation
A wrongful death attorney can investigate liability and may discover more than one party may have been responsible for the fatality. For instance, a work related death may have occurred at work under an employer, or another party may have been responsible for the loss of life. Let’s say a product used at work caused an employee death. Even though the deceased was at work, another party or another company could have played a part of the reason for the fatality. In addition, if another company visited your place of employment and they were the ones responsible for loss of life, they can be held accountable. If an employee is driving for work and another party or company was at fault and caused death, they can also be held liable. In criminal action, liability can be due to negligence resulting in death or intentional murder of the deceased. All parties involved can be investigated by your lawyer for holding partial responsibility for the loss.
Contact Attorney Nick Schnyder for Sandy Springs
Contact Attorney Nick Schnyder who makes himself available for a Family Consultation specifically for Sandy Springs survivors of wrongful death searching for legal help. Get representation for your loved ones due to the negligent actions of another to recover the maximum extent of what was taken from you. Wrongful death attorney representation is available for those mourning the loss of a precious family member whose life was unfairly taken. Personal injury leading to death is a serious matter to everyone, including the State of Georgia, so you are not alone. While trying to return to a normal life may never be possible again, seeking justice for all that your family has lost may provide at least some relief. Get the help you need from a dedicated and experienced lawyer who is deeply committed to providing legal assistance to you and your family during this time of need.
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