Let us help your family navigate the legal process after a fatal car accident. For over 26 years, attorney Troy Marsh has helped families in and around Statesboro, Georgia get justice and hold negligent parties accountable. It’s a large reason why attorney Marsh specializes in car accident cases. When you lose a loved one, Mr. Marsh fights hard to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
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The Marsh Law Firm focuses on fatal and serious auto accidents because when you are hurt, all responsible parties should be held responsible. There are laws in place to protect people like you. The best way to make sure those laws are upheld is to work with an honest lawyer.
Attorney Troy Marsh has over 26 years of experience dealing with insurance companies after deadly car accidents. When he sees that another driver was at fault, Mr. Marsh will not hesitate to fight for an insurance payout or file a wrongful death lawsuit. But first, he will assess your case quickly, determine who was at fault, gather your records and bills, and present your case in a way that maximizes its value.
Wrongful death car accident settlements aren’t easy to achieve. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys whose sole purpose is to reduce how much they pay. The insurer could try to shift blame, including onto your deceased spouse, parent, or child. They might even use tactics to get your family to accept a low-ball settlement offer.
Your lawyer won’t let an insurer get away with this.
When attorney Marsh pursues compensation for a death in a car accident…
The main cause of car accidents that result in death is negligence. At The Marsh Law Firm, we can help you figure out who was to blame and how to hold them responsible.
Let us help if a fatal car accident was caused by:
To recover an insurance payout for a negligent car accident death, you and your family have to prove another driver or party was at fault. You do this by showing the other driver or party owed your relative a duty of care, but instead, acted carelessly or recklessly.
Proving that the other driver was careless can be hard. Attorney Troy Marsh knows how to gather and review the evidence, including the police report, eyewitness statements, photos of the crash, vehicle inspection reports, and your loved one’s medical records.
In a drunk driving accident, the police will have documentation of the other driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or the illegal drugs in their body. Criminal charges against an impaired driver and chemical test results can be used as evidence in your case.
In a high-speed crash, the damage to the vehicles and skid marks on the pavement are telling. Mr. Marsh may retain an accident reconstruction expert to calculate how fast the other driving was moving at the time of the crash. This calculation can be used as evidence of the other person’s reckless speed.
Most families don’t know what happens after a fatal car accident. It’s not something you deal with every day.
At The Marsh Law Firm, we know you are grieving. But the best thing to do is call a fatal car accident lawyer before talking with the other driver’s insurance company.
You will probably get a call or a letter from the driver’s liability insurance company. You don’t have to talk with the adjuster or answer any questions. In fact, we recommend you politely decline until you’ve consulted with us.
Every state’s wrongful death laws are different. In Georgia, a surviving spouse, child, or in some cases, parents can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Also, the executor of the estate can file on behalf of the family.
Money won’t bring your loved one back. But it can help you and your family pay the bills.
Your family may be entitled to compensation for the full value of your loved one’s human life. First, this involves your relative’s relationships with family and friends. Second, it includes the money your loved one would have earned throughout their life or value to the family. Because this is a difficult amount to calculate, it is important to have a lawyer show how truly special your relative was.
You may also be entitled to compensation through an estate claim. This allows you to recover financial damages on behalf of your loved one like medical expenses, funeral costs, and their pain and suffering before death.
Attorney Marsh attacks these cases with the urgency they demand. The first step is to figure out if you have a wrongful death claim. It is important to know the evidence is on your side before demanding compensation or filing a lawsuit that could cost you time and money.
Attorney Troy Marsh compiles evidence and reviews your case. He will always offer an honest opinion about what to do next, whether sending a demand letter to an insurer or immediately filing a lawsuit.
Depending on the facts, the insurer might offer a quick settlement. Think carefully and consult a lawyer before accepting. A quick offer is often a low offer.
By working with attorney Marsh, who has more than 26 years of experience handling fatal car accident claims and a history of success, you will know right away whether an offer is appropriate. When he says it’s the best you will get, he means it. He also knows when to fight for more.
You should be prepared to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This doesn’t mean your family will end up in court. But it does mean you can access more evidence through the discovery process. It also forces the insurer to take your claim seriously, making it more likely to come to the negotiation table with a willingness to settle for more.
The statute of limitations gives you a deadline for how long you have to file a lawsuit. In Georgia, you generally have two years from the date of your relative’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. But other factors might give you more or less time, which is why it is important to consult a lawyer right away.