Losing a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident is indescribably devastating, especially if the death could have been prevented. A lawsuit will not bring your loved one back, but can provide a sense of justice and help your family recover financial security during this difficult time. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, a Georgia wrongful death attorney at our firm can fight for your rights.
The Gumprecht Law Firm delivers compassionate, assertive representation for victims who have lost a loved one due to a truck driver or truck company’s negligence. We shoulder the burden of your legal case so that you can focus on grieving your loved one and caring for your family, aggressively pursuing to hold the driver or truck corporation responsible.
Attorney Michael Gumprecht has a history of high-dollar awards, which earned him a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His dedication to his clients and successful recoveries have resulted in more than 100 client testimonials on review sites.
We know that the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit, but we urge you to take action quickly. The trucking company has already engaged mitigation strategies within hours of the 18-wheeler crash. Crucial evidence could be destroyed as time goes by. That is why Attorney Gumprecht is available immediately to take your call, including on weekends and at night. We can mobilize within moments to protect your interests following a wrongful death truck accident.
The Process of Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Truck Accident
In Georgia, the spouse and children have primary standing to file a wrongful death claim. If the deceased has no spouse or children, the parents may file a claim. The estate of the deceased with no surviving spouse, children or parents may file a claim for the benefit of the next of kin.
After a wrongful death accident involving a truck, we typically file a claim against the driver and/or the trucking corporation. Family members may be entitled to such damages as:
- Medical bills and other expenses arising from the accident
- Funeral and burial costs
- Future income the deceased would have earned
- Value of future benefits, such as health insurance
- Loss of companionship, care, security, guidance and love
- Damages related to pain and suffering
- Punitive damages for the defendants’ egregious conduct
Investigating a Tractor-Trailer Wrongful Death Claim
Drawing on Attorney Michael Gumprecht’s extensive background in the technology sector, our firm adopts the most advanced technological tools and investigative skills when handling tractor-trailer wrongful death claims. For example, we have substantial experience in computer forensics, which may uncover the trucking corporation’s negligent hours of service, texting or other dangerous policies and practices.
The Georgia wrongful death statute sets a strict two-year deadline for filing a claim in most cases. However, we recommend you not delay. Tractor-trailer claims are complex and usually have high-figure damages at stake.
Contact a Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney Today
The Gumprecht Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to advise you of your rights and options after the death of a loved one. Call 678-800-1050 now to discuss your claim with a Georgia wrongful death attorney. Your appointment is free and our no-risk contingency fee arrangement means you do not owe attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation for your family.