Losing a loved one is a life-shattering experience. Surviving spouses, children of the victim, and parents of the victim can file a wrongful death claim. However, this can get complicated if the child is married, has children, or if the parents are divorced.
Generally, any money awarded in a wrongful death claim is split among eligible family members. This is done according to the victim’s will. If there was no will at the time of death, Georgia law specifies how the damages are to be divided.
Wrongful death can occur in several areas: