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Understanding Wrongful Death

By Ramsey Prather on September 20, 2023

The love we share with the people around us is one of life’s greatest gifts, and nothing prepares you for the loss of a loved one. It’s even more crushing to discover that your loved one’s life was senselessly taken away by the careless or criminal act of another.

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Can You Recover Damages for Loss of Companionship?

By Butler Prather LLP on October 31, 2022

In the event an individual sustains a catastrophic injury or loses their life due to the negligent actions of another person or entity, there is a possibility that family members can recover compensation for loss of companionship. We understand that this may be confusing, but it is important to define what companionship means in this circumstance, as well as how much compensation individuals may be able to receive. What is Loss of Companionship? If you lose somebody due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, this is an incredibly devastating experience. This devastation will be compounded further by…

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Everything You Need to Know About Power of Attorney After the Death of a Loved One

By Butler Prather LLP on September 22, 2022

If you have lost somebody that you love, you may wonder who will be responsible for making decisions about the deceased’s assets and their estate. You may think that this involves a power of attorney document, but the reality is that a power of attorney ceases to be valid after a person passes away. Here, we want to discuss who has control over a person’s assets after a person passes away in Georgia. A Power of Attorney is Not Valid After Death Most people believe that a person who has a power of attorney will continue to have the authority…

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Georgia’s Wrongful Death Claim vs. Estate Claim

By Butler Prather LLP on September 5, 2022

When a person loses their life due to the negligence of another individual or entity in Georgia, there may be various ways for both the family members and the estate of the deceased to recover compensation. This includes both a wrongful death claim as well as an estate claim. Even though individuals often confuse these two as being one and the same, there are differences between these two types of claims that you need to be aware of. Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia Wrongful death claims arise anytime the death of an individual is caused by the negligent,…

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Can a Child Bring a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia on Behalf of a Deceased Parent?

By Butler Prather LLP on June 13, 2022

A child losing a parent due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity is a tragedy. When a wrongful death occurs in Georgia, individuals are often able to file lawsuits to recover compensation for the losses. In this state, the spouse of the deceased is the first person who has the right to bring a wrongful death claim. However, if there is no surviving spouse, the surviving children of a deceased individual can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Here, we want to examine the specific language of Georgia’s wrongful death law and discuss the types of…

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Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Georgia

By Butler Prather LLP on September 6, 2021

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity in Georgia, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. Family members of the deceased are allowed to file wrongful death claims in civil court, but they have to do so within a certain timeframe, according to Georgia law. Here, we want to discuss the Georgia wrongful death statute of limitations. We strongly encourage you to work with a skilled attorney who has experience handling these complex claims as you move forward throughout this process. What…

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Coping in the aftermath of a fatal motor vehicle accident

By Butler Prather LLP on July 8, 2016

Coping in the aftermath of a fatal motor vehicle accident – fatal motor vehicle accidents – Butler Prather LLP

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