Justice For The Deceased And Help For The Family Left Behind
An unexpected death is always hard to cope with. It’s all the more unbearable when you know or suspect that your loved one was killed because of someone’s negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit holds the wrongdoers accountable and compensates the surviving family members for the economic impact and loss of that person’s contributions to family life.
The Houghton Law Firm, LLC provides compassionate support and effective legal advocacy in the aftermath of a fatal accident. We have brought successful wrongful death actions in truck accidents, auto wrecks, drunk driver crashes and other circumstances. We aim to maximize compensation by building every case as if it will be presented to a jury. In fact, we can and do go to trial to hold corporations and insurance companies.
Start the process today. Legal action is not your priority when you are stricken with grief. But valuable evidence is soon lost. Let us handle the details. Call 404-476-2541 for a free consultation.
Experienced Advocacy For Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Trial lawyer John Houghton has obtained seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for wrongful death. He is skilled at identifying the negligence or reckless disregard for safety that caused the accident, and he works closely with families and other professionals to document and calculate the damages. He can capably address a wide range of fatality cases, including:
- Tractor-trailer accidents and other truck crashes
- Drunk driver lawsuits against bars and restaurants
- Auto wrecks and pedestrian accidents
- Fatal shootings or stabbings connected to inadequate security
- Construction site accidents
- Dog maulings resulting in death
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Wrongful Death Compensation
A wrongful death lawsuit is not about putting a value on a person’s life. Compensation is for the family members left behind and measured by the impact of that person’s loss. Damages can cover:
- Medical bills incurred after the accident
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of the person’s projected income
- Loss of consortium (marital relations)
- Loss of the person’s love, companionship, advice and support
- Loss of household services and contributions
A wrongful death action is brought on behalf of the spouse and dependent children, or by next of kin such as the parents or adult children. Under Georgia law, the person’s estate can also bring a survival action. This is essentially a lawsuit for the deceased’s pain, suffering and mental anguish before they succumbed to the fatal injuries.
John Houghton works closely with the family to flesh out the different elements of damages so that he can portray those tangible losses to a jury or the defendant’s insurer.
Caring Support For A Difficult Time
We can only imagine what you are going through. Our goal is to take on all of the legal burdens so that you can focus on grieving and putting your lives back together. John Houghton considers all of this former clients to be friends for life and regularly stays in touch long after the legal proceedings have run their course.