Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Statesboro, GA

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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Available 24/7 / Free consultation / No fee unless you win

"No fee unless you win" refers only to fees charged by the attorney. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. Contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases.*

How the Right Attorney Makes a Difference

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.

Hiring the Right Lawyer for Your Case

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…

  • Your lawyer will always be Troy Marsh. Mr. Marsh never passes clients off to an associate. He doesn’t even have an associate. If he chooses to work with another lawyer because of their skills in a certain area (at no additional cost to you), Mr. Marsh will still be your lawyer. You will always be able to talk to him.
  • You will always know what’s going on in your case. Lawyers at big law firms often take on too many cases. They are too busy, and it’s hard to get them on the phone. With Mr. Marsh, you can expect a weekly phone call with an update on the status of your case and to address any questions or concerns you may have.
  • You can expect results. Mr. Marsh knows what it takes to bring a successful wrongful death claim after a deadly car wreck. After more than two decades in the legal community, he knows how to identify who is at fault for a crash, calculate the value of a claim, make the insurer respond to his demand, and negotiate higher settlement awards. His trial experience means he is ready to take your case to court any time it’s necessary.
  • You don’t pay up front. The fear of attorney’s fees holds people back from pursuing compensation they are rightfully owed. There is no need to worry about the cost right now. It is free to call and schedule a consultation. Mr. Marsh will listen to your story, talk with you about what you might be entitled to, and give you an honest opinion on how you should move forward. When he takes on your case, there are no fees unless he wins.

Do You Have a Case? Tell Us What Happened

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:

Who’s to Blame for the Fatal Accident?

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.

Examples of Proving Negligence

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.

What to Expect After a Fatal Car Accident?

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.

Who Can Sue?

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.

Wrong Death Compensation

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.

How We Secure Wrongful Death Compensation

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.

Your Family Might Need the Courts

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.

Fatal Car Accident FAQs

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.