WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY SMYRNA
Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC 404-902-3553
The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC, Wrongful Death Attorney for Smyrna provides legal representation to surviving family members for the loss of their loved one. Your family may never be able to heal through this loss, and the pain you are forced to bear may seem completely unfair. No legal action can bring your loved one back or change what took place, but you can get help and assistance through the laws of the state of Georgia in justice for your loss. Laws have been put in place for those who have suffered the loss of a family member due to a wrongful fatality. We stand with families and grieve with them. It is our hope that we can support you with what we know best, to bring you and your loved ones relief and the maximum in justice during this painful time.
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Attorney Nick Schnyder for Smyrna
Nick Schnyder, Wrongful Death Attorney assists Smyrna families through the legal process of filing a claim against a liable party for a loved one's loss of life. He is focused, experienced, understanding and compassionate toward the pain the family is facing. He is considerate and respectful in obtaining the details, events and explanations of the case. He exercises concern and care with a focus on how to formulate the best plan in providing representation for the rights of the decedent along with the rights of the family members involved.
He will formulate the best plan of action with which to move forward to pursue maximum justice on behalf of the family and will communicate the plan of legal actions with all of those involved. He makes himself available to keep the lines of communication open for questions that may arise and relaying the details of the legal status to the family.
What is Wrongful Death?
A legal claim or lawsuit for loss of life is pursued by a wrongful death attorney from a liable party. A Smyrna car accident, truck or motorcycle wreck that ended a victim's life are common causes. A fatality could be due to other incidents such as a work or construction site accident, a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against a hospital, or a fatal Atlanta airport accident. A lawyer who provides representation for wrongful death claims against an individual or company is the type of legal advocate who handles such cases. Surviving family members and the representative of the decedent's estate can file a lawsuit. Although it won't bring back the tremendous value of having their loved one alive, it can help with financial issues and loss of support from the loss of a beloved family member.
Attorney Nick Schnyder calculates the legal claim in two steps in accordance with Georgia state law. First is for the surviving family member in order of hierarchy which would first be the spouse, then the children, then the parents. The claim would be for the value of the decedent's life, including future earnings and loss of companionship. The second claim would be filed by the personal representative of the decedent's estate for all medical expenses related to the death, funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering of the deceased up to the time of death.
Legal representation from a wrongful death family lawyer who can provide your loved ones with strategic proceedings is important for survivors of the deceased. This can bring about a form of justice in seeking monetary recovery for their enormous loss from a Smyrna accident or a tragedy anywhere in Georgia. The unexpected and tragic fatality of a beloved family member is a very hard and burdensome time of grief for the survivors, and although finances cannot compensate for what they lost, it can alleviate some of their financial burdens in seeking damage claim for medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, value of the decedent's life, future earnings, loss of inheritance and more. Allowing your lawyer to handle the legal affairs will remove some of the burden off survivors during this difficult time of transition.
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Smyrna Wrongful Death Cases
Attorney Nick Schnyder represents families in the wrongful death of a loved for various types of cases. Such cases can include Smyrna car, truck, bus or motorcycle accidents, drunk driving, plane crash, work injury, medical malpractice, murder or criminal acts. In any case, a wrongful fatality was due to the negligent or careless actions on the part of another party or company that resulted in loss of life. It may have also originated from intentional actions such as homicide or murder or through committing a criminal act whereby someone lost their life due to unlawful actions. Losing a loved one is never easy especially if it was a sudden loss, and you weren't expecting it. Here are just some of the many reasons how an injury or accident can turn fatal or a willful, intentional action can bring about a claim or lawsuit represented by a Wrongful Death Attorney.
Auto, Truck, Bus or Motorcycle Accident - Any type of motor vehicle collision where drivers or passengers are unable to survive the tragic injuries they sustained from an at fault driver. This may include multiple deaths when it involves more than one person. The at fault party would be liable for the fatality of the victim. A business may be liable if the driver was employed by a company.
DUI, Drunk Driving or Drug Impairment - Drunk driving, also called DUI or driving under the influence, happens when an alcohol impaired driver operates a motor vehicle and causes a collision that becomes life threatening and ends in death. This is unfortunately a common occurrence in Smyrna and in the state of Georgia. The DUI offender is the at fault party for causing the wreck and fatality.
Pedestrian, Bicycle, Golf Cart, ATV Wreck - Pedestrian, bicycle rider, golf cart or ATV driver or those who walk among the roadways near on or off road vehicles can become prone to death if colliding with a moving vehicle. Surviving family members would secure an attorney for this type of accident against those responsible.
Plane, Train, Bus Crash - Public transportation that carries multiple passengers such as airplanes, helicopters, trains and tour buses are involved in crashes where there are one or more fatalities. Whoever or whatever caused the accident can be held liable.
Boat Wreck, Swimming Pool, Drowning - Any outdoor activity such as boating, swimming in pools, jet skiing, water rides at amusement parks can severely injure those if there is an unexpected accident or death, whether at a personal residence or while away on vacation. A company who sells boat rides, failing to provide a safe boat for passengers or a hotel negligent in pool repair can be responsible for a guest drowning.
Work Injury or Construction Accident - Work related injuries or construction accident at a business or commercial site can be devastating if an employee is placed in a harmful situation that causes loss of life while working for an employer. The family would have a wrongful death attorney file a lawsuit for the fatality. Any local Smyrna or Georgia business that employs workers are responsible for their safety at work.
Premises Accident, Fire, Explosion, Slip & Fall - Many local businesses including a neighbor's home can be a place of a premises fatality. A place of business or home where a visitor was harmed to the point of death due to the negligence of the property owner or party controlling the premises. This could include a private home, a Smyrna business, hotel, store, bar, apartment building or other premises.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Elderly adults and disabled patients who are residents at Georgia nursing care facilities can be harmed to the point that it results in death of a resident. Employees can be abusive and harm the elderly when working for a nursing home. An attorney would represent the family in a wrongful death case against such a nursing home.
Medical Malpractice - Error on behalf of a medical professional such as a doctor, surgeon, nurse or health care facility that is negligent and causes loss of life can be liable for that death. This can include carelessness, negligence, intentional action causing harm, injury or illness that can result in loss of life.
Criminal Action - An unlawful criminal action from murder or an intentional reckless behavior causes a fatality becomes responsible for the death of the victim. A fatality can happen as a result of a criminal in the act of an unlawful crime, a murder, an intentional harmful assault or unintentional death involved with an illegal act.
Wrongful Death Attorney Representation
Attorney representation for wrongful death is crucial for Smyrna survivors of a loved one's fatality. It is not recommended for survivors to pursue a case without lawyer assistance. An experienced and specialized attorney, knowledgeable in all aspects of Georgia wrongful death law, is important for producing a successful outcome from a settlement. A legal advocate knows where and how to locate and investigate details and crucial information for laying the groundwork for a case. There is a keen focus from a dedicated attorney who is committed to providing all of the necessary information and documents needed to pursue a legal claim or lawsuit against a liable party. In addition, others who may hold partial responsibility can be pinpointed and investigated who may need to take on the liability for the loss of life. Mourning family members do not have a clear focus during the time of grief and should never attempt to deal with an insurance carrier on their own for a wrongful death lawsuit without lawyer representation.
Wrongful Death Liability
The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC considers and investigates all parties who may be responsible for liability in the fatality of a loved one after an accident. A Wrongful Death Attorney may discover there may have been more than one party responsible for loss of life such as a person, a Smyrna business or government entity. If a truck operator caused the death of another driver, the operator may be held liable along with the company he or she was employed under. If a construction company carelessly left a dangerous situation to remain at a project site and a worker was fatally harmed, a lawyer would identify the company as being liable. If a criminal was in the midst of committing a crime and a bystander was fatally wounded, the criminal would be responsible. In the event of a crime such as homicide or mass murder, the perpetrator would be liable. There are various types of people and businesses that may bear the responsibility of a person's death such as:
Vehicle operator such as a car, truck, bus or motorcycle
Employer of a vehicle operator while working for company
Repair shop where vehicle maintenance caused deadly injuries
Government entity who may have been at fault for fatal Smyrna or Georgia roadway accident
Manufacturer of a faulty product or part causing death
Surgeon who was negligent and caused the death of a patient under their care
Unlawful and illegal criminal behavior or murder
Georgia businesses, government facilities and many more
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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Nick Schnyder explains how family members may file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit through an attorney. Smyrna families needing clarification may contact our office for a free consultation regarding specifics of filing. The spouse of the decedent would be the first survivor able bring forth a claim, but if there is no spouse, the children would, and if there are none, the parents of the decedent would file a claim. The family members in order are as follows from first to last:
Spouse is the first who may file to share with the decedent's children.
Children may file and split evenly, if there is no spouse.
Parents of the deceased, if there is no surviving spouse or children who file.
No stepchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents may file.
If there are no surviving family members such as spouse, children or parents, a personal representative may file for the decedent's estate to pass onto the next of kin.
Survivor Filing Time Limit
Family survivors need to file a death claim or lawsuit with a lawyer within two years from the day the deceased passed. There is an even shorter time allowance for a claim or lawsuit from a government, city, county, or Georgia state entity, which is a six to twelve month limit. This is the Statute of Limitations for Georgia which provides survivors with an allowable legal time limit. If you go beyond that limit, the opportunity to file a claim will be lost. That is why it’s always important to secure a lawyer within a reasonable amount of time after such an event. Once family members are given an appropriate time to grieve, it is wise to begin legal proceedings as early as possible.
Family Grief in Wrongful Death
Nick Schnyder, Wrongful Death Attorney for Smyrna, understands the need for family grief. The fatality of a loved one can be extremely troubling and upsetting after such a traumatic event as this. The grieving process may take a family and those who are survivors a long while to cope with the situation and the loss. Allowing yourself and your loved ones time to get through their feelings of loss and grief can be healing instead of trying to rush yourself through it. Each family member may likely have their own way of dealing with this event and may have real trouble in handling certain types of events and conversations about it. What is important is giving each other the space needed in order to sort through those feelings of loss and pain. During this time, you can seek justice for wrongful death with an experienced and qualified lawyer on behalf of your loved one and your family members which may provide them with a sense of relief in bringing the at fault party to justice and holding them responsible for their actions. This will be a time to take care of your family and those you hold dear. It may not heal the memories and wounds, but it can help with the financial compensation for family losses for medical, health care, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and related loss from the decedent's life.
Death & PTSD
With traumatizing accidents and wrongful death, it is not unusual for a survivor who may have been with the victim at the time of the incident to develop a stress disorder. It can be PTSD which is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder witnessed by lawyers when working with survivors. It can happen to anyone who has had part in a traumatic event that caused them to have severely high anxiety and upset triggers afterward. The decedent may have suffered PTSD in addition to pain and suffering if the injury and death wasn't instant. It can put a person in a fearful state of shock, replaying the scene in their mind causing repeat memories of the trauma. It may affect them when they try to sleep, with nightmares of the event replaying in their dreams. Violent accidents and violent crime can put victims at high risk for post traumatic stress disorder. Therapy and medication may help relieve the symptoms.
Free Consultation with Attorney Nick Schnyder
Attorney Nick Schnyder supports and stands with Smyrna families who have become victimized by the death of a beloved family member. Get a Free Consultation to talk about your loved one, the details of what took place and what happened. You will be able to ask questions and get a good indication of where to go to from here during your consultation. Call the office to schedule a time to talk. You are not alone. Your attorney will provide you with a clear plan of action and will communicate clearly with you regarding the plan of actions and steps that will be taken to bring about the support, justice and financial relief you need. He is a devoted and committed lawyer focused in pursuing justice for you and your family members on behalf of the loss of your loved one.
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