Wrongful Death2018-03-13T11:36:38+00:00


We are a legal defense team who fight aggressively to get you the compensation resulted from serious injuries. Our wrongful death attorneys will make sure families get the compensations they deserve.

If you or a loved one is the unfortunate recipient of a serious injury, or if a friend or family member has lost their life in a tragic accident, there are many things you need to consider about handling your claim and choosing the right wrongful death attorney.

At the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, we have over 30 years of experience and have handled thousands of personal injury, serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Whether you were a victim in a car accident injury or truck accident, a pedestrian accident injury, hurt while riding your bicycle or motorcycle, let our aggressive law attorneys fight to getting you the compensation you truly deserve.

What is a wrongful death claim?

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit brought against a person or business by the family of the deceased because they believe the death was a result of a person’s or a company’s negligence. It is separate from a criminal charge and compensates the family for the loss of their loved one.

Atlanta, Ga Wrongful Deaths: What Happens During a Lawsuit?

When someone approaches us about filing a wrongful death claim, we first have to find out if they have a valid claim. In order for this to be true, we have to prove that another person caused a death because he was negligent. For example, the claim can be filed against a doctor for medical malpractice, or it can be filed against a drunk driver.

The attorney first has to prove that the person being sued is negligent and that this person could have prevented the wrongful death from happening. For instance, your family physician is responsible for providing your family with the best medical care possible. However, if he fails and his actions were negligent manner and someone from your family dies, then your family could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the family physician.

Next, the attorney has to prove how this person breached a responsibility that led to the wrongful death. He might have to bring in medical specialists to explain how the doctor’s actions led to the death of a patient. Wrongful Death Attorney Matthew C. Hines also has to show how the family has endured hardship since the death of their loved one. This could have been a combination of both financial and other types of hardships.

Do you have a claim to file with a Atlanta wrongful death attorney like Attorney Matthew C. Hines? He can help sue the person who caused the wrongful death of your family member. He will get proof and determine how much the other person was at fault for the loss of your loved one. He will then determine how much this loss is worth via the evidence. If he and the defendant cannot come to terms about a fair compensation amount, then he will employ investigators and witnesses to testify on your behalf. Wrongful Death Attorney Matthew C. Hines has an office in Atlanta and Austell, and he won’t blink twice if he needs to take someone to court on your behalf.


At The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, our wrongful death attorney will help to determine liability, help you determine which family members have a claim for compensation and help determine the value of the claim. We understand how tragic a time you and your loved ones are going through. We remain sensitive to your situation while aggressively fighting for your case.


Whether it’s a head on collision, you got rear-ended, side swiped, hit and run, or DUI accident, we are prepared to fight for you. At any time you may find yourself in the direct path of an aggressive driver, a negligent or an unfocused driver. Or the person involved in the accident could have been neglectful in maintaining their vehicle properly or the vehicle they were driving could have had defects.


Skillful and determined Wrongful Death Attorneys for those who have suffered the traumatic experience of being involved in a catastrophic injury. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines has the expertise and experience to deal with such cases.

If you or someone you know is dealing with the tragic experience of being involved in a catastrophic accident due to the negligence of another party, you are eligible for compensation. Catastrophic injuries can occur from accidents such as:

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

Additionally, the above mentioned accidents could result in the following types of long-term injuries, all of which you would need an attorney to fight for proper compensation:

  • Serious Burn Injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck or spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • damage to internal organs
  • permanent or ongoing migraines


At the offices of Matthew C. Hines, we understand that catastrophic injuries usually result in long-term or permanent injuries. These disabilities can not only restrict your full life span, but all cause on-going medical visits, permanent medication and pain and suffering. Let us help you at the very least receive compensation for all of this. We have closed catastrophic Injury settlements that netted in the millions of dollars for our clients.

Our wrongful death attorney offers free consultations and can even come to you if you are impaired from driving. We service the entire Atlanta area. Call us at (770) 941-0913 .