Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney in Forsyth County

Supporting Grieving Families During a Challenging Time

One of the most painful experiences a family can go through together is losing a loved one, especially if their loved one was taken away from them suddenly in an accident. Unexpected loss involves a wide range of emotions, including depression, anger, and helplessness. If your family member’s accident was caused by negligence, your family may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Though compensation can’t bring back the person you love or reduce your pain, it can at least help your family pay for damages so you can focus on healing. The Musgrove Law Firm is available and accessible to clients in need. Our wrongful death attorney in Forsyth County provides personalized, compassionate service to all clients and can pursue justice on behalf of your family.

Contact us online or by phone at (470) 347-1515 to take advantage of your free, no-obligation consultation. We’re available 24/7 for our clients in need.

Georgia Wrongful Death Statute

According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another have a right to file a claim for “the full value of the life of the decedent.” Typically claimants have two years from the date of their loved one's passing to file a claim.

This time limit is called the statute of limitations, and in the case of wrongful death claims there are specific situations which can lengthen this two year time clock. In all cases, if you fail to file a claim within the given time period you will most likely lost your right to do so. This is why it is important to speak to a lawyer about your claim as soon as possible.

What is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim can be filed after a person dies due to another person or entity’s negligence. Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of fatal accidents, including auto accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, and more. A wrongful death claim can be filed if a person dies immediately in the accident, or passes away from their injuries while in the hospital.

At-fault parties that are commonly sued by surviving family members of the deceased individual include:

It’s important to note that in certain cases, some people or agencies can be immune from wrongful death lawsuits. Some federal laws provide immunity to parties in railroad crashes and product liability cases involving defective medical devices. Hiring and consulting a wrongful death lawyer can help you determine if you’re able to legally and successfully file a claim against the at-fault party in your unique case.

Don't hesitate to get help. Contact our firm today to speak to a member of our firm during a free consultation.

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Settlements & verdicts

  • $325,000 Premises Liability

    I represented a young girl who was injured by a fixture on a commercial property, fracturing her leg and requiring surgery.

  • $250,000 Elderly rear-end collision

    Due to the speed of the crash, as well as my client’s fragile condition, he sustained significant injuries and underwent 2 years of treatment.

  • $220,000 Ride Share Collision

    Four passenger side swiped in interstate, caused to collide with a median wall. Foreign students with limited English and unable to navigate the medical process.

  • $163,000 Run-away truck

    My client was hit by a defective truck while standing in her driveway. The impact injured multiple areas of her body and resulting in nerve ablation surgery.

  • $136,000 Commercial Bus Wreck

    A tractor-trailer pulled out in front of the bus, which was traveling too fast. The bus driver was killed in the collision.

  • $100,000 Grocery store slip and fall

    My client slipped in water near the deli of a grocery store. She injured her hip, requiring surgery.

  • $100,000 Run-away truck

    A settlement with litigation still ongoing, client was hit by a defective truck while sitting in her vehicle in her friend’s driveway.

  • $75,000 T-Bone

    My client t-boned an elderly gentleman who pulled out in front of her. The impact caused severe whiplash to my client resulting in significant medical treatment.

  • $71,000 T-Bone collision

    Young lady entering her first year of college was t-boned in an intersection. She suffered from terrible anxiety and pre-existing back injuries, which were exacerbated by the crash.

  • $62,000 Roll-over on interstate

    Young mother side swiped on the interstate, caused to enter median and roll 4 times. Crash caught on dashcam. Limited back and neck pain following the collision.

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Damages We Recover

As a law firm working on behalf of everyday people, we understand that your finances may have taken a hit from damages related to your loved one’s accident. You may have had to pay out-of-pocket for medical bills, and your family may have been financially dependent on the deceased and have now lost income.

Our attorney has the resources and skills needed to strengthen your claim and hold negligent parties responsible for damages, including:

  • Medical bills such as costs of ambulances, hospital stays, and surgeries
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages or loss of income
  • Loss of companionship

We meet our clients one-on-one because you deserve individualized attention and accessibility from the get-go. Your case impacts your family’s future and we want to help ensure that it’s a secure and healthy one.

Why You Need Ben Musgrove on Your Side

  • No Fees, Unless We Win
  • Available 24/7
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Work Directly With the Attorney
  • Personalized & Passionate Representation