Typically, the survivors of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death suit, but the exact persons may vary from state to state. It is essential that you speak with an Augusta wrongful death attorney to determine if a claim can be filed.
The following persons may be able to file a wrongful death claim:
- Parents of minors
- Surviving children
Other persons that may be entitled to a wrongful death claim are siblings, cousins, or grandparents, however the more distant the family relationship is, the harder it is to prove that you should be allowed to collect survivor damages.