Can a Georgia wrongful death lawyer bring a case after a shooting or other violent crime?

Yes. Our firm has handled such cases successfully in the past, including a recent settlement of $3 million.

Often, cases arising from shootings or violent crimes are brought as negligent security cases. That is because businesses like apartment complexes, hotels, restaurants, and clubs have a responsibility to their residents, guests, or customers to keep the business and the approaches (such as parking lots) reasonably safe. If the business fails to do that—i.e., it fails to keep its paying customers reasonably safe—and someone is killed as a result, then the business and the individual shooter or criminal can be liable in a wrongful death case.

Where appropriate, the law firm handling a wrongful death case can hire an expert economist to add up how much money the deceased would have made in the remainder of his or her life, and the value of services that the deceased would have performed, and present those figures to the judge and jury.

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