Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyer


Have you lost a loved one through wrongful death?

After losing a loved one to wrongful death, families must make many important legal and financial decisions. Unfortunately, these are people who are also dealing with grief and devastating loss. Many are too overwhelmed by emotion to make such decisions on their own.

Ralph Scoccimaro is a family man and a compassionate attorney. He often helps bereaved families prepare for the future without their loved one. Scoccimaro Law Group has helped families seek just compensation after a wrongful death. Ralph and his staff will work diligently to understand your family’s immediate needs, and your needs for the future.

Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyer: Advocacy by Ralph Scoccimaro, Your Trusted Personal Injury Attorney

At Scoccimaro Law Group, we understand that no amount of money can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, we recognize the importance of securing resources to help you and your family move forward during such challenging times. If you’ve suffered a devastating loss, we are here to provide the support you need.

Our goal is to seek compensation for both past and future losses associated with wrongful death, encompassing medical bills, funeral expenses, and the income and benefits the deceased would have earned. At Scoccimaro Law Group, we are committed to fighting for adequate compensation, ensuring that you can preserve your home and lifestyle in the face of tragedy.

Common causes of wrongful death include:

Ralph Scoccimaro, a seasoned Georgia personal injury lawyer, leads our team in thoroughly investigating personal injury accidents to determine liability for your losses. We hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, advocating for justice on behalf of you and your family.

Scoccimaro Law Group is not just a law firm; we are your dedicated allies working for your family’s future. Our supportive approach aims to ease the burdens you face during this difficult time. Contact us for compassionate and experienced legal representation that prioritizes your well-being.

Georgia Wrongful Death FAQs

What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
If a person injured in an accident subsequently dies because of those injuries, that person’s heirs may recover money through a lawsuit. Georgia has a law permitting an action when someone causes the wrongful death of another. If a person with a personal injury claim dies from unrelated causes, the claim survives in most cases and may be brought by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate.


What if an unborn baby dies?
Many states require that a child be born alive in order for its death to be the subject of a wrongful death action, however, Georgia allows a cause of action for the wrongful death of a fetus if the unborn child is killed as a result of another party’s negligence, malpractice, unsafe product or criminal wrongdoing.


When someone dies, what is the difference between the civil and criminal cases that can be brought regarding the death?
A criminal case arises when the law enforcement seeks to punish an individual for an act that has been classified as a crime. A civil case, on the other hand, usually has to do with a dispute over the rights and duties that individuals and organizations legally owe to each other. The burden of proof is higher in a criminal case, and the penalty imposed is a criminal sanction such as imprisonment. In a civil case, the defendant will typically have a monetary judgment entered against him/her.


Are punitive damages recoverable in wrongful death actions?
In Georgia, a plaintiff may not recover punitive damages in a wrongful death action unless certain conditions have been met, such as: the intent and/or behavior of the plaintiff and whether the victim lived for a period of time following the action that caused the death. Why not discuss your case with us so we can determine if your case meets the criteria for punitive damages?


Are all state laws the same regarding wrongful deaths?
No, there are many differences among different state wrongful death laws. Determining the state in which you can (and should) bring a wrongful death action is a very important decision, because some states do not allow certain types of damage awards and/or may have different statutes of limitation that establish the timeframe within which you must file suit. This is why you should contact an attorney as soon as possible following the death of your loved one.
Can I bring a wrongful death action if the deceased never held a job?
Yes, even if the decedent never held a job, he/she may have contributed in some other way to the family. A good example of such a case is an action for the wrongful death of a stay-at-home husband or wife who contributes services, guidance and nurturing of the family. These contributions are quantifiable as “pecuniary losses” in a wrongful death action.


Can someone sue for the pain and suffering of a deceased loved one?
Yes, in addition to the wrongful death, a decedent’s family may recover damages for the pain and suffering that the decedent endured prior to death.
Can I bring a wrongful death action based on the death of a child or an elderly person?
Yes, you can recover damages in a wrongful death cause of action for the death of either a child or an elderly person. For a variety of reasons, however, the damage awards for both classes of decedent are usually modest.

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Areas of Practice

At Ralph Scoccimaro Law Group, we are committed to providing personalized and dedicated legal representation across a range of practice areas. If you need a personal injury attorney or truck injury lawyer in Albany, Georgia, trust us to be your advocates in seeking justice and fair compensation.

Auto Accidents

If you've been injured in a car accident, our personal injury attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process. We strive to obtain the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Common Carrier

Accidents involving common carriers such as buses or public transportation require specialized legal expertise. We represent individuals injured in these incidents, holding responsible parties accountable.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to navigate the intricacies of motorcycle accident cases, advocating for the rights of riders.

Nursing Home Abuse

Protecting the elderly is a priority. Our legal team advocates for victims of nursing home abuse, pursuing legal action against facilities and individuals responsible for neglect or mistreatment.

Medical Malpractice

If you've suffered harm due to medical negligence, our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help. We navigate the complexities of medical malpractice cases to seek justice for our clients.

Product Liability

When a defective product causes harm, our product liability attorneys work to establish accountability. Whether it's a design flaw or manufacturing defect, we pursue compensation for injuries caused by unsafe products.

Property injuries

Whether you've been injured on someone else's property due to negligence, unsafe conditions, or inadequate security, our premises liability attorneys work to establish liability and secure compensation.

Workers Comp

Injured on the job? Our workers' compensation lawyers are here to ensure you receive the benefits and support you are entitled to after a workplace injury.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence is devastating. We offer compassionate legal support to families pursuing wrongful death claims, seeking compensation for their loss.

Child Injury

Our compassionate team understands the unique challenges of child injury cases. Whether due to accidents, negligence, or product liability, we are dedicated to securing compensation for the well-being and future of the young victims.

Truck Accidents

Specializing in truck injury law, we handle cases arising from collisions involving commercial vehicles. Our expertise ensures a thorough understanding of the complex regulations and factors involved in truck accidents.

Catastrophic Injury

Cases involving catastrophic injuries require a nuanced approach. Our legal team is experienced in handling complex cases, working to secure compensation for the long-term consequences of severe injuries.