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Savannah Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Fatal Car Accidents For over 35 years the Brooks Law Office has represented family members in Coastal Georgia and statewide in wrongful death claims. We have secured substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients in these types of cases and work tirelessly to get justice for the families of wrongful death victims.

We handle a wide range of wrongful death cases, including:

Georgia Wrongful Death Litigation Laws

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.

Georgia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

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 lawsuit 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.

Our Savannah wrongful death attorney at Brooks Law Office 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

Attorney Gene 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 decades and has represented clients in Savannah, throughout Chatham County and Coastal Georgia, and throughout the state.

If you have questions about a legal issue, please feel free to contact our Savannah wrongful death lawyer at (912) 348-5188 to schedule your free in-person consultation.

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