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Norcross Wrongful Death Attorney | Who can pursue a wrongful death claim?

Pursuing a wrongful death claim is a long and complicated process as I wrote in an earlier article last week, in which I talked about the importance of hiring a Norcross wrongful death attorney.  It can be confusing for the layman to navigate through such dense legal matters, and wrongful death claims are particularly difficult.  For starters, it isn’t even clear as to who can pursue a wrongful death claim as personal injury claims in general are filed by the victim, which is what I want to talk about today.

In most cases, it is the surviving spouse or children who will file for the wrongful death claim.  If you are the surviving spouse of the victim and you have adult children, it is important to note that you are first in line to seek compensation for the wrongful death claim.  Although, your children do have a right to an equal share of the settlement as well.  If there are no surviving spouses or children of the victim, the administrator of the victim’s estate will file for the claim on behalf of the estate.  Georgia law also allows that parents of the victim may also pursue a wrongful death claim if the victim had no spouse or children.  If you are the parents of the victim of a wrongful death claim, you must file the claim jointly and share the settlement equally, regardless of your marital status.

If a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another party, please contact our Norcross wrongful death attorneys at Kim Law LLC today.  Our experienced attorneys will be more than happy to assist you with your claim during a free consultation.  We have offices located in Duluth and Atlanta for your convenience.  If you are in need of immediate assistance, please look through our blog for more information on wrongful death claims.