Compassionate Representation When A Loved One Dies
When an accident results in the death of a loved one, the family of the victim often has to suffer significant hardships. In addition to the terrible emotional loss, families must also contend with the economic consequences. The sudden loss of a loved one’s wages can make it impossible for a family to make ends meet.
Filing for workers’ compensation benefits or a wrongful death claim can help ease the strain. When an individual suffers a fatal accident, his or her family has a right to receive certain benefits to help cope with the loss. Here in Georgia, these benefits are available to the victim’s spouse, children and stepchildren; however, the amount of compensation received depends on a number of complex factors. It is easy for families to make mistakes that can jeopardize their long-term workers’ compensation benefits.
Take action and secure the justice you deserve. Call a personal injury and wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of John D. Christy, P.C., serving Georgia residents at our locations in Atlanta and Macon. For all Georgia residents, we guide them through the entire process of seeking compensation while protecting your best interests and benefits.
Working Quickly To Secure Your Benefits
After the loss of a loved one, filing for workers’ compensation may be the last thing on your mind. But it is important that you consider these issues as soon as possible. As your law firm, there are many actions we need to take quickly to ensure that your family will be able to receive the maximum possible compensation. In particular, we need to investigate the incident using our extensive network of qualified experts; these experts must move quickly to get a full understanding of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
We will also investigate whether any third parties contributed to the accident. If so, our law firm can help you pursue a personal injury case against the negligent party. Third-party lawsuits are particularly common when a careless driver causes an accident that claims the life of a commercial truck driver. In this situation, the victim’s family could pursue both workers’ compensation death benefits and a wrongful death case against the negligent motorist.
Contact An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
Macon lawyer John D. Christy has over 30 years of experience handling wrongful death, personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Over that time, he has developed the resources and skills necessary to assist in even the most complex wrongful death situations.