Chambers & Aholt, LLP handles a variety of serious injury or death cases arising from auto or trucking accidents, nursing home abuse and/or neglect, medical malpractice, or defective and unsafe products. Our experience dealing with insurance companies gives us a unique insight to effectively handle personal injury claims. We are now located in downtown Decatur, Georgia, and we are ready provide the experienced and dedicated representation that you deserve.
In Georgia, when negligent or otherwise wrongful conduct results in another person’s death, there can be multiple components of the resulting legal claims. Unlike some states, in Georgia certain claims survive an injured person’s death and can be pursued by their estate representative. These survival claims include claims for their physical and mental pain and suffering prior to death, medical care costs and funeral and burial expenses. Georgia law also recognizes a separate claim for the wrongful death of another. This claim is usually not pursued by the deceased person’s estate, but rather is brought by their next of kin. The claim for wrongful death seeks to recover compensation for the full value of the life of the person who died. That value includes economic losses such as the value of lost lifetime earnings, but also include the intangible value of life itself. Often times, the estate representative is the same person who is considered next of kin, but sometimes multiple people are involved and we end up representing each of them jointly in the same action.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us online or call us at 404-253-7870 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.