Wrongful death civil lawsuits are designed to award monetary damages to the survivors of a person who was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional acts.
Wrongful death actions are usually brought in state civil courts, and wrongful death damages consist only of monetary damages.
In the United States, people owe some basic duties to each other. The duty of care imposes an obligation on people not to do actions negligently which cause harm to someone else.
People are also prohibited from causing intentional harm. In many cases, failure to fulfill these duties can result in criminal prosecution. In a civil action, no one is going to be sent to jail for the actions that caused the death. Instead, the person who committed the negligence may be ordered to pay monetary damages to the person who was the victim or, in the case of a wrongful death suit, to the victim’s family.
Contact Georgia attorneys at Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC, experts in wrongful death law in Georgia, today to see how they can help you with your wrongful death case.
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