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How To Prepare a Compelling Wrongful Death Case

Published in wrongful death on August 25, 2018.

Few things in life are more devastating than the loss of someone we love. In most circumstances, these losses occur during the normal course of life due to illness or old age. However, sometimes deaths occur due to the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of others. These are deaths that never should have occurred. In the law, when someone dies as the result of the negligence of another person, this circumstance is known as a wrongful death.

These types of cases are more common than you might think. Wrongful Death cases can stem from a variety of actions on the part of others. According to the Centers For Disease Control, approximately 45 deaths occur for every 100,000 that are a result of unintentional injury or negligence. Accidents that take place as a result of careless driving, medical malpractice, unintentional poisonings and even slip and fall accidents can be the cause of a death.

When a person loses someone they love as a result of the actions of other people, it compounds the stress and grieving that accompany any death. After such a tragedy occurs, many people feel that they have little or no recourse. They believe that due to lack of funds they cannot arrange for adequate legal counsel. Fortunately, this is not the case. If you have lost a loved one due to a Wrongful Death, Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law can help you to find the justice you deserve.

At Nelson & Smith, we work on a contingency basis. Put simply, if we don’t win your case, you do not have to pay any fees or expenses. This type of legal arrangement allows for anyone, regardless of their means, to seek compensation for their loss. At Nelson & Smith, we have dedicated ourselves to serving victims in and around Macon. We have represented thousands of clients and have recovered millions of dollars in monetary damages. Let us take on the stress of negotiating with insurance companies and navigating the legal process, so that you can focus on moving forward with your life.

If you believe that you lost someone you love as a result of the carelessness or negligence of someone else, it is important to act. Locate any police reports, medical records or any other documents you feel may be relevant. Then, make an appointment to speak to the team at Nelson & Smith. There is no charge for an initial consultation, and if we decide to move forward with your case, you will not owe any legal fees unless you receive a settlement for your case. Most importantly, act quickly. In Georgia, these types of cases must be filed within two years of the date of death.

Under Georgia law, if you have lost someone you love due to wrongdoing by others, you may be entitled to compensation. Let our experienced attorneys help you as they have helped so many others in the Macon area. Speaking to one of our expert attorneys is free. Contact us today.

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