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What Expenses Are Covered In A Wrongful Death Suit in GA?

by John Sherrod

When a loved one suffers a wrongful death in Douglasville, financial problems add insult to injury. Despite grief, families must deal with the exorbitant expenses associated with a funeral and memorial service. In addition to the thousands of dollars it can cost to bury a loved one, families are also left to deal with the costs of the loved one’s final medical expenses. Although it can be difficult for families to work through their grief while handling legal matters, a wrongful death lawsuit can help them recover compensation for their losses. Families can turn to a personal injury lawyer for expert guidance and legal solutions to their financial challenges.

When a personal injury lawyer files a wrongful death lawsuit, he or she can demand that the negligent party compensate the family for funeral expenses, memorial costs, and the loved one’s medical bills. The negligent party may also be ordered to compensate the family for emotional pain and suffering related to the wrongful death. Additionally, the family may receive compensation for the loss of future earnings that the loved one would have contributed to the family.


John W. Sherrod is a Founding Partner of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., who has represented injury victims and their families in Georgia for more than 30 years. A native of Marietta, Georgia, John graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1984 and graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law at the top of his class in 1987. In addition to his law practice, John is a frequent speaker at trial lawyer functions and an active member of several professional organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Southern Trial Lawyers Association.