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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      Attorney at Law - Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • James MacLelland
      James MacLelland

      COO - James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.  Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually. 

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    • Philip Lorenz
      Philip Lorenz

      Attorney at Law - Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz is a seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career.

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    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Client Experience Manager - Angie joined The Scott Pryor Law Group and quickly made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Rhonda Anzaldua
      Rhonda Anzaldua

      Marketing Manager - Rhonda brings over 20 years of customer service and hospitality experience to the marketing and intake team. She is passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding experience from the very first day, and prides herself in her ability to be straightforward and honest but also able to empathize and offer comfort in the difficult conversations.

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    • Steve Ware
      Steve Ware

      Legal Support Manager

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The unexpected death of a loved one is often a stressful and shocking time, even more so when the death is caused by the negligence of another person or party.

A compassionate and experienced Cobb County wrongful death lawyer could help recover compensation for damages you have sustained as a result of losing your family member, including lost income, loss of consortium, and mental anguish. Reach out to an accomplished personal injury attorney today to begin the claim process

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death is defined by Georgia law as a death caused by criminal intent, recklessness, or negligence of another person or entity. Wrongful death cases are similar to personal injury claims and may revolve around a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, or something similar. The main difference is that in a wrongful death claim, the injured person is not here to be the plaintiff in their own case.

Who Files a Wrongful Death Claim?

The family or representative of a deceased person should contact a Cobb County wrongful death accident attorney to determine who may file a lawsuit on that person’s behalf. Under Georgia Code § 51-4-2, the surviving spouse or the deceased minor children are first in line to file a wrongful death suit. If none of these parties exist, a claim could be brought by:

  • The surviving parents of the deceased person
  • A personal representative of the deceased person’s estate

If a representative files the claim, recovered damages become the property of the estate for the benefit of the next of kin.

Recoverable Damages for Wrongful Death in Cobb County

The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to recover the full value of the life of the deceased. If the plaintiff’s wrongful death accident lawyer in Cobb County wins the case on their behalf, they may be able to recover:

  • The lost wages and other benefits the deceased person could have reasonably earned in a normal lifetime
  • Damages for the loss of care, companionship, and other intangible benefits that the deceased person gave to their loved ones
  • Medical expenses accrued from the deceased person’s illness or injury that caused the death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering the deceased endured before death

The Essence of Time in a Wrongful Death Case

As per Georgia Code § 9-3-33, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the death. The family member or representative of the deceased’s estate must exercise their legal rights within this specified timeframe. If they fail to do so, it is highly unlikely that their case will be heard, and they may not be able to recover damages on behalf of their loved one.

Call a Cobb County Wrongful Death Attorney

After the wrongful death of a loved one, your grief does not have to be compounded by financial stress. A Cobb County wrongful death lawyer could craft a case to help you and your family recover compensation for your monetary and emotional damages. Reach out today to learn what your wrongful death claim might be worth.

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