The Brooks Law Firm represents family members in Coastal Georgia and statewide in wrongful death claims, fighting for your rightful compensation through settlement or trial. In 25 years of practice, Attorney Gene Brooks has secured substantial verdicts and settlements in a wide range of wrongful death cases including:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective drugs / product liability
- Trucking accidents and car accidents
- Construction site accidents and other fatal work accidents
- Toxic exposure / occupational disease
Wrongful Death Litigation — The Value of a Life Lost
In Georgia, damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are based on the value of the life of the family member who died as determined by: (a) compensation for the lost earning capacity and (b) the loss of companionship and family contributions. In medical malpractice cases only, damages are capped at $350,000 under Georgia law. Proceeds of a settlement or jury award go to the surviving spouse, to children, or to parents. Brooks Law Firm retains economists and other experts to determine the actual damages and general damages, while our legal team assembles the case to prove the negligence that led to the death.
You Must Act Quickly to Preserve Your Right to Seek Justice
In most cases, a lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death (for medical malpractice, two years from the date of the doctor’s negligence). If you do not file a law suit within the applicable statute of limitations, your claim will be barred. Additionally, as time passes, important evidence and witness testimony can be lost. Please contact our office for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case.
Attorney Eugene C. Brooks is a certified trial specialist who has both lectured and written extensively on toxic exposures and other personal injury topics. Mr. Brooks has practiced law in Georgia for more than 25 years and has represented clients in Savannah, throughout Chatham County and Coastal Georgia and around the state.
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