Valdosta Wrongful Death Attorneys
Seek Justice with Studstill Firm, LLP
If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident, we are truly sorry for your loss.
At the Studstill Firm, LLP, we understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you. We also realize that financial compensation is never enough to make up for the premature loss of your loved one.
Still, we believe in accountability. We believe in finding the person or business that caused your family member’s untimely death. We also believe in holding them responsible for their actions, and preventing this from happening to another family in the future.
We handle wrongful death cases related to a wide range of fatal accidents, including but not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Boating accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and falls
- Dangerous drugs
People often have mixed emotions about speaking with a wrongful death lawyer after losing a loved one. Many are uncomfortable making a monetary claim for their loved one’s premature death because they know that money can’t bring that person back. It’s completely natural to feel this way.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Georgia, families of those who have lost a loved one have up to two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim. While two years can feel like a long time, it's important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. There may be documents or evidence that can be helpful in proving that your loved one was lost because of the negligence of another. Working with an attorney has many benefits and can allow you the time you need following your loss while we focus on holding the responsible parties accountable.
Your Family Has a Legal Right to Compensation
A wrongful death claim can allow you to recover compensation for necessary and unexpected expenses you will now face. These include medical expenses, funeral costs, and future lost wages. Furthermore, financial compensation can be used to memorialize a family member’s life, pay for the educational needs of children, and support charities and churches.
The expenses you face now—without the help of your loved one—are not ones that you chose to face alone. In many cases, they aren’t ones for which you planned. The law recognizes this and is designed to provide assistance to surviving family members that need it most after a tragedy. And oftentimes, insurance money is available for just this type of situation.
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“Wonderful! Everyone at the Studstill Firm is truly caring and will go out of their way to make sure all of the best decisions are made for you. They truly have your best interest at heart.”
We can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your loss. We will put our nearly 40 years of experience to work to ensure that the person or business responsible for your family member’s accidental death is held accountable for what they have done. We will help you find a way forward.
No matter what the circumstances were that killed your family member, our wrongful death lawyers can help.
Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you are a victim of wrongful death, you are likely suffering the loss of someone closest to you. The lasting impacts of trauma such as unexpected and undeserved death can cause lasting emotional distress on a person. It may be in your best interest to seek compensation for this distress by taking legal action against those responsible for the wrongful death of your loved one. Emotional distress is a common result of wrongful death due to the trauma that it puts a person through. If you are suffering from anxiety, fear, loss of sleep, lack of focus at work, difficulty driving or more, seek compensation for your emotional stress today.
Accidental Death Claims and Contingent Fees
At the Studstill Firm, LLP, consultations are always free and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. This means that there are no legal fees until your case is resolved through verdict or settlement. Our wrongful death attorneys handle cases across Georgia, including Valdosta, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Albany, and Tifton.
Call us to have a free consultation—we can do it by phone or in person whenever you are ready.