What can a wrongful death attorney do?
As soon as you hire a wrongful death attorney like me, Tracey Dellacona, my legal team will begin gathering documentation related to your claims, including medical records and bills. Then, we will investigate your loved one’s death through police records, security footage, text message records, and other means to help build your case. Next, I will negotiate with the defense on your behalf, outside of the courtroom, to help you get all the compensation you are entitled to. If necessary, I will go to trial to present your case and make sure you and your deceased loved one receive justice. Dellacona Law Firm has handled over 1,000 cases in my 17-year career.
How long do wrongful death cases take?
Although some wrongful death cases settle within a matter of months, many can take 1-4 years to resolve. Even if a case does not go to trial, investigation, negotiation, and the legal processes involved in a case may take over a year to resolve. The statute of limitations is 2 years from the time of death, though there are exceptions. For all these reasons, and the importance of restoring your own peace of mind, it’s important to start this process as soon as possible. You can set up a free consultation with me, Tracey Dellacona, by calling 478-477-9000.
What to ask a wrongful death attorney?
The following questions will help you choose the best wrongful death attorney for you.
- How extensive is your medical knowledge?
- Have you handled a case like mine before? What was the result?
- Have you gone to trial on a case like mine and what was the result?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?
- How will I be kept updated on my case status?
- Can you give me a time frame of how long it will take to get my case to trial?
- How much will it cost to pursue my case and do I have to pay any money as a retainer?
How do you choose a wrongful death attorney?
In Georgia, wrongful death compensation amounts are based on the significance of the loss to the deceased, not their loss to living relatives. My team and I are experienced in obtaining video testimony from family members, pastors, coworkers, and others that attests to the full worth of the deceased’s life and loss. By illustrating what life meant to the deceased, we have obtained seven-figure sums in numerous wrongful death cases, and we would be honored to represent you and your family as well.
How quickly should you hire a wrongful death attorney?
The statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Georgia is 2 years after the date of the person’s death. If you do not file your claim before those 2 years have passed, you will not be able to seek financial compensation from the responsible party for the death of your loved one. It is critical that you call me, Tracey Dellacona, as soon as possible so I can learn the unique circumstances surrounding your case and to advise you of your legal options. To set up your no-charge consultation, call 478-477-9000.