Can I Sue An Assisted Living Facility For Wrongful Death In Georgia?
Our Decatur personal injury lawyers can be your voice for justice
The death of a family member can be upsetting at any time. When someone dies due to abuse or neglect at an assisted living facility, knowing what to do afterwards can be especially confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important that you talk to a lawyer who knows the law and understands how the legal system works.
In Georgia, you can count on our attorneys at Kurle Justus, LLC, to be there for your family after the death of a loved one. Our Georgia assisted living abuse and neglect lawyers have years of experience handling complicated cases. We understand the rules and regulations related to wrongful death cases.
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe the death of someone due to negligence or recklessness. When it comes to assisted living facilities, they can be held responsible for a resident’s death if there’s evidence that the facility did not take the necessary precautions to protect the health and well-being of residents. This might sound straightforward, but these cases often turn out to be complicated. That’s why we want to help you.
Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit against an assisted living facility in Georgia?
The short answer is yes, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia against an assisted living facility if a family member there died due to abuse or neglect. That’s why it’s important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your rights.
It’s also important to understand that you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In Georgia, you have two years from the death of your family member to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the assisted living facility.
That two-year deadline (known as the statute of limitations) might seem like a long time. The longer you wait, however, the harder it often becomes to find the facts to build a strong legal case. That’s why we want to get straight to work on your wrongful death claim.
What makes wrongful death lawsuits against assisted living facilities complicated?
You might think that your wrongful death case will be straightforward. In our experience, many wrongful death lawsuits involving accusations of abuse or neglect at assisted living facilities often turn out to be complex legal cases. Some of the reasons why may include:
- The assisted living facility denies doing anything wrong.
- The assisted living facility destroys or conceals evidence.
- The assisted living facility claims your family member caused their own death.
- The assisted living facility’s insurance company denies your wrongful death claim.
Don’t let them push you around. Your family has rights. Our experienced attorneys can make sure they take your case and your concerns seriously right from the start.
Your family does not have to suffer in silence. Contact us. We can fight for you.
Many law firms avoid challenging legal cases. We thrive on them. That’s because we believe assisted living facilities should be held accountable for their actions. If your loved one died due to their reckless or negligent behavior, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the assisted living facility. By doing so, you’re not only standing up for your loved one. You’re taking a stand for all assisted living facility residents and their families.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your family’s needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia wrongful death lawyer you can count on. We can meet with you in our Decatur office, in your home, virtually via video chat or wherever works best for you.