Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC 404-902-3553
Wrongful Death Attorney, the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC provides Atlanta survivors and families with strong, sensitive legal support and advocacy due to the tragic death of a loved one. This can be the most difficult time of your life where pain, grief and suffering can be completely overwhelming. It will be a time of struggling as you and your family search for answers to somehow heal from such a catastrophic loss from fatality that was caused by the complete negligence of another. You will need an experienced, skillful, and knowledgeable lawyer for your legal representative in this type of claim or lawsuit. Family survivors will need a bold and aggressive lawyer seeking the maximum in damages in the state of Georgia for the loss of your loved one.
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Nick Schnyder, Atlanta Wrongful Death
Nick Schnyder, Wrongful Death Attorney, is that committed, aggressive and dedicated personal injury advocate who will swiftly pursue your claim in defense of your loved one and your family members. He is a reliable and determined lawyer for Atlanta survivors who will seek the maximum justice in representation of your damages and claims to help you recover from such a deep and grievous personal loss. He will be there to help you move forward by providing strong legal support for you and your family throughout the process.
Although there is no remedy and no amount of financial restitution that can bring back your loved one, he will assist you by pursuing the best legal strategy, in accordance with Georgia law, to provide the maximum in damages that you and your family members deserve.
What is a Wrongful Death Attorney?
A wrongful death attorney is a personal injury representative who brings forth a legal claim or lawsuit initiated by Atlanta family survivors of a deceased person who lost their life due to another person's negligent or intentional reckless actions ranging from a car accident to criminal murder. The survivors or family members seeking justice typically file a claim through a lawyer against the person or persons responsible for the fatality for the monetary loss where damage, loss and expenses are sought for compensation. Such losses and expenses can include things such as funeral, burial, medical expenses incurred, loss of future income of the deceased and others. In Georgia, certain family members are eligible to file a claim or lawsuit. Such cases can include a negligent car accident, drunk driving collision, medical malpractice, or death by criminal intentional murder. In each case, the surviving family members must show the decedent's death was caused by the negligent party and the loved ones sustained loss, damages, and expenses due to the fatality.
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Wrongful Death in Atlanta
There are numerous types of accidental or intentional fatalities that require a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC provides surviving family members with justice by means of legal intervention for a claim or lawsuit against a party responsible for the loss of a loved one. Pursuing justice through an experienced and focused lawyer for those held negligent can bring some type of closure for those families shaken by the fatality of a beloved family member. In many instances, it can be caused by a complete mistake and accident. In other instances, it can be a deliberate and reckless action on the part of the accused, such as committing a crime or murder. In either case, the actions of another can destroy a life and leave the family with horrendous loss for a lifetime. Whether deliberate or accidental, the various types of Atlanta wrongful death can be caused from things such as:
A fatal car accident from a negligent driver, either accidental or intentional
Premises or property negligence that harmed a visitor to the point of death
Hospital, physician, surgeon, or nurse error causing death in medical malpractice
Faulty product manufactured that harmed a consumer causing loss of life
Assault and battery causing an intentional injury that turned deadly
Criminal intentional, homicide or murder of a family member
Wrongful Death Proof of Negligence
A wrongful death attorney must provide the plaintiff has proof of negligence whether the fatality was caused by a car accident or fatality at a local Atlanta business. You must be able to show negligent or intentional criminal actions of a responsible party who caused a fatality or murder. Since compensation can be sought for family members and heirs for damages for the loss of the decedent's life by their lawyer, it must be proven there was negligence in standard duty of due care for the liable party to keep a person safe and free from harm. It must be shown there was a breach of that duty and prove that breach was what caused the death. The plaintiff must show damages, expenses, and losses due to that negligence.
Duty of Due Care - Having a duty, responsibility, and obligation of a reasonable person in a similar situation to keep someone safe and not cause harm.
Breach of Duty - Proof the accused failed to provide standard due care to keep a person safe from harm or injury.
Causation - Proving the resulting effect of their breach of duty is what caused the fatality.
Damages - Providing evidence of loss due to death that includes medical and health care costs and expenses, funeral, loss of wages, future income and earnings through life expectancy, inheritance loss, pain and suffering, along with the value of the decedent's life.
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Time Limit for Legal Claim
A wrongful death case is under a time limit for a survivor legal claim or lawsuit against a person, multiple persons or an Atlanta business found negligent and liable for a victim fatality. When filing this type of claim through an attorney in Georgia, the Statute of Limitations has time limits in which you're allowed to file. It must be filed within two years from the date of death, otherwise it may be barred outside of the required time. For a government, city or state claim, the time limit is shortened to six to twelve months. Surviving family members may file a lawsuit with a lawyer for justice on behalf of the loss of the decedent for the value of their life, for losses such as future expected earnings and loss of consortium or companionship. A legal claim can also be made by the administrator of the decedent's estate for all medical expenses incurred due to the fatality, funeral and burial expenses, along with pain and suffering up to the time of death. Statute of Limitations applies to the state of Georgia including areas we serve including Buckhead, Vinings, Brookhaven, Powder Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Tucker and Norcross Peachtree Corners, Ga.
Wrongful Death Causes
Causes for claims and lawsuits requiring wrongful death attorney intervention in Atlanta are unfortunately numerous among victims and their families. Lawyer Nick Schnyder represents family fatality cases due to personal injury victimization that resulted in death from a negligent and liable party. While car accidents are a common reason for fatalities, there are also several other causes that result in loss of life from work injury to medical malpractice. Causes for negligent or intentional death may include some of the following:
Car/Auto Accident - Injuries leading to loss of life from the negligent actions of another car driver in instant death or later as a result of harm.
Trucking Accident - Liable party causes death due to driver of another vehicle from a trucking collision or cargo falling onto the road.
Motorcycle Crash - Fatality stemming from the actions of someone who was negligent involving a motorcycle crash with riders or passengers.
Pedestrian Strike - Person crossing an intersection on foot, or walking on a sidewalk and is struck ending in wrongful loss of life.
DUI Drunk Drivers - Driving under the influence or serving alcohol, that leads to a vehicle or DUI car accident and results in death.
Criminal Homicide - Includes unlawful criminal behavior, unintentional or intentional murder, killing.
Boat Collision - Boating, water accident or drowning, with another boat, vehicle, public or private pool or at a lake, river, or ocean.
Medical Care Malpractice - Medical error or misdiagnoses ending in death from malpractice of an Atlanta hospital, doctor, nurse, surgeon.
Defective Product - Product danger liability, including toxic substances, or prescription drug danger or recall.
Premises Liability Injury - Party in control of premises, owner, manager, employees, or homeowner found liable for a wrongful death.
Work Injury - Work or employer workplace accident involving an employee that ended a victim's life.
Construction Job Site Accident - Liability from a dangerous job site or work practice that became deadly for an employee or visitor.
Nursing Home Abuse Death - Fatality from abuse or neglect of an elderly patient who is a resident under the care of a facility.
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Wrongful Death Attorney Intervention
A wrongful death lawyer is important for Atlanta families needing strong legal intervention on their side to guide them through the Georgia legal system. It’s important to ensure your claim is strong and you have the proper resources to pursue rightful compensation for the fatality and the loss of your loved one. Causes, negligence, liability, and damages are all important legal considerations taken into account in a death claim. Having an experienced and skillful lawyer handle the legalities is advantageous to the survivors. Attorney Nick Schnyder provides family legal representation to provide justice to those left behind. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury and fatality related claims within the state of Georgia. You can allow him to guide you through the legal process to relieve you of the burden that may come with your case. He is an experienced, dedicated lawyer and legal advocate on your side, who will allow you to focus on your family needs during this grievous time.
Survivors Filing Wrongful Death
Survivors seeking legal representation for wrongful death may entitle you, your family, or the personal representative of the decedent's estate to file a claim or lawsuit through an attorney. Those entitled to file according to Georgia Law in order of hierarchy are listed below. Filing a claim starts with the surviving spouse, but if there is no surviving spouse, living children of the deceased may file. If there is no spouse or children, then the parents of the decedent may pursue a claim.
Spouse - A living spouse is the first one that retains the right to file and awarded compensation is to be shared with surviving children.
Children - If there is no living spouse, the children can file the suit and divide what is awarded between themselves.
Parents - If there is no spouse or children, surviving parents may file a lawsuit.
Personal Estate - If there is no survivor including a spouse, children or parent, the estate may file the claim on the decedent's behalf to be passed onto next of kin. Claim may be made for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, along with pain and suffering the deceased endured up to the time of death.
Wrongful Death Compensation
Claims for damages filed through Wrongful Death Attorney, Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC against a liable party are for the purpose of seeking financial compensation for recovery. There is no set monetary limit a jury can award for damages and claims that are filed. Surviving family members can file suit for justice through two claims due to the loss of a loved one in the state of Georgia.
First Claim - Made on behalf of the surviving family members for the full value of the life of the deceased, consisting of earnings the deceased would have earned had they lived and other important factors the jury can consider. Full value of life in an Atlanta lawsuit can be determined by the economic and non-economic value of life, which your attorney will explain in detail. Evaluating the economic value, future income loss from a wrongful fatality can be the largest with regards to future earning potential. Determination is made by the decedent's age and life expectancy, their income and calculated future earning potential over their lifetime had they lived. It also takes into consideration health factors that would have affected their life expectancy. The non-economic value is considered regarding the decedent's quality of life which a jury determines based on intangible factors such as what their life was worth to them, including the value of family relationships, the loss of missing the quality of life they enjoyed including marriage, starting a family, hobbies, boating, special talents, book writing, or traveling the world.
Second Claim - Made on behalf of the decedent's estate claim by an executor for the cost of damages such as hospital, medical and health care, surgery, and nursing expenses incurred, due to the decedent's sickness or accident that ended in death. Also included are funeral and burial expenses compensated to lay your loved one to rest. In addition, a claim can be made with regards to pain and suffering which had to be endured by the decedent up to the fatality.
Remember, there is a time limit in filing a claim or lawsuit which is normally 2 years from the date of death in the state of Georgia and for government, city, county, and state claims, it is limited to 6 - 12 months. Don't go beyond this time or you will lose your ability to submit a claim. Because of this enforced time, it's important to secure a lawyer as soon as possible after a family member has passed.
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Wrongful Death Attorney Investigation
A wrongful death lawyer may find instances where further investigation is needed to seek justice from other parties who may have been liable for the fatality of a loved one. It may be the negligent party does not carry a large enough insurance policy to cover compensation in the case of a claim. The decedent may have had his or her own insurance policy to cover damages from uninsured or under insured drivers. It may be found that a car accident may have been also been due to an auto manufacturer found liable for a faulty part on a car that failed. The auto repair company used by the driver may have made in error in repairing the vehicle. A large truck carrying a load that fell onto the road may have been caused by the company that loaded it wrongly and dangerously. Medical malpractice may involve more than one party. An Atlanta night club, bar or restaurant that continued serving alcohol to a patron, knowing the person would soon be driving may also be held liable. There are other instances where it may not have been just one party responsible for the fatality of a loved one and, therefore, may require further lawyer investigation of the incident. Liability for wrongful death may be attributed to other parties such as:
Others who hold partial or additional responsibility for the fatality such as other drivers involved in a car accident.
Manufacturer liability from producing a faulty product or part that played a role in a consumer fatality.
Repair shop that serviced or maintained a vehicle or equipment causing a part to fail and the auto crashed.
A road crew or faulty Atlanta road, bridge or other construction responsible for an accident and loss of life.
Doctors involved who failed to provide a correct diagnosis, or a surgeon liable for medical malpractice causing death of a patient.
Bar, restaurant or night club that continued serving alcohol to a patron, aware they would be driving soon under the influence in a DUI.
Wrongful Death Statistics
Death statistics across the U. S. show how lives are cut short by accidents and injuries. Attorneys representing wrongful death occur due to a variety of causes happening when least expected affecting families with tragedy and sorrow. From Atlanta auto wrecks to unsuspected personal injury, those found negligent take on the responsibility of ending a life and taking on the liability of compensating survivors for that loss. Statistics regarding causes for death include:
Approximately 136,000 U. S. deaths are due to unintentional injuries yearly, with the Center for Disease Control listing the rank for cause for fatalities as the fourth highest in the nation. (CDC Center for Disease Control Atlanta)
Traffic wrecks in 2015 killed about 35,000 people involving motor vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians and bicycle riders in the U. S. (NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Approximately 17,000 of those 2015 fatalities were drivers with close to 6,000 passengers. Almost 5,000 were motorcyclists, 5,400 pedestrians, and close to 800 were bicycle riders. (NHTSA)
Workplace deaths totaled nearly 4,800 lives in 2015. Construction industry worker fatalities made up the largest amount of U. S. worker lives with 924 fatal injuries. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Medical malpractice deaths are estimated at 440,000 yearly in the U. S. (James Sept 2013 Journal of Patient Safety)
Drunk driving claimed the lives of 1 in 3 victims involving traffic deaths in 2013. (CDC Atlanta) In the state of Georgia in 2015, there were 1,430 fatalities. (Crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov Statistics)
Premises slip and fall injuries that turned deadly claimed the lives of roughly 32,000 people nationwide in 2014. (CDC)
Unintentional poisoning including medications amounted close to 42,000 deaths in the U. S. in 2014. (CDC)
Wrongful Car Accident Death
It is important to have wrongful death attorney intervention for an Atlanta car, truck or motorcycle accident fatality. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC handles car accidents and vehicle crashes which are a common source of injuries leading to loss of life due to careless, negligent and illegal drivers. All throughout the state of Georgia, deadly wrecks destroy lives by horrific injury, permanent and lifelong medical issues and countless deaths. Spouses, children, parents and siblings are left behind trying to make sense of such a sudden and unexpected loss. Lawyer Nick Schnyder represents car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian fatality cases anywhere within the state of Georgia. Liable parties may include a negligent party, DUI drunk driving, intentional reckless behavior, criminal action, auto repair liability, or liability from an auto manufacturer. In the case of a business or company owned car or truck, the driver may be found negligent, the company who owns the truck or company responsible for loading a truck resulting in fallen cargo causing the accident.
Wrongful Death Case
A case example of a victim suffering death wrongfully can originate in a number of ways in which people lose their life due to the actions and behavior of another person. In a car accident, an at fault driver can break the law and speed through a red light crashing into a vehicle with a driver and two other passengers. The driver is severely injured at the collision scene and is taken to the hospital, but bodily harm is so traumatic, the victim doesn't survive and it turns into a fatality. Due to the at fault driver's negligence in this case, he or she wrongfully caused the death of the driver that was struck. The family members or survivors of the deceased would follow through with an attorney for a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party. The deceased incurred medical expenses from the hospital, surgery, specialists and doctors and will need to be buried. They are unable to live out the remainder of their life, and the survivors seek recovery for damages through a lawyer of what it cost for the loss of that life.
Contact the NICK SCHNYDER LAW FIRM, LLC Today
Here for you, Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney Nick Schnyder is available to assist you and your family members in seeking justice for your loved ones. This law firm helps survivors recover financially from the enormous and great loss of a loved one due to the horrific negligence or intentional criminal recklessness of another. Victims and their families have legal rights under Georgia law. Those rights can be enforced when a negligent party causes damages wrongfully to another party, especially in the loss of life. Having a lawyer deeply committed to the rights of those who have been involved in a tragic and unexpected fatality of a beloved family member is important. Contact our office today at 404-902-3553 for a Free Family Consultation.
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