Wrongful Death

3 Things to Know Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case

People often call our injury firm with stories like this one: “I received a settlement of $50,000 in my personal injury case, but after attorney fees, expenses and reimbursements, I was left with almost nothing, what can I do?” As a personal injury lawyer, I find these stories heartbreaking because clients who are injured should… Learn more about 3 Things to Know Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case

Five Best Reasons to Hire a Local Macon Injury Lawyer

As an accident lawyer in Macon, Georgia who has represented injured people for over 20 years, I have seen the advantages of choosing experienced, local injury lawyers to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case. While technology has made it easier for out-of-town attorneys to market to local clients, there is no… Learn more about Five Best Reasons to Hire a Local Macon Injury Lawyer

Wrongful Death Claims: Georgia State Appellate Court Reminds Us that the Statute of Limitations Matters

Wrongful death matters are serious by all means and filing within the statute of limitations is crucial. Compensation for wrongful deaths is a right generally reserved for surviving family members who depended on the decedent’s contributions — financial and emotional — to the family. Generally, any surviving spouse, surviving child/children, and in some cases, surviving… Learn more about Wrongful Death Claims: Georgia State Appellate Court Reminds Us that the Statute of Limitations Matters

Five Year Old Boy Drowns at Camp: Who Is Liable for the Tragedy?

On July 21, 2017, a 5-year-old boy drowned. Deaths of children by drowning is not uncommon in the summer months of Georgia, but this boy didn’t drown in a swimming pool where well-over half of all drownings occur for children of his age and where his parents would have been responsible for his care. This 5-year-old drowned… Learn more about Five Year Old Boy Drowns at Camp: Who Is Liable for the Tragedy?

Ohio Teen Died from a Naegleria Fowleri Infection, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina

When a person goes on a trip, the last thing he or she expects is to suffer is a serious infection. Unfortunately, sometimes these instances arise, and their outcomes are costly. For one family in Ohio, the loss was catastrophic. An Ohio teen, celebrating her graduation, fell victim to an infection that caused her death.… Learn more about Ohio Teen Died from a Naegleria Fowleri Infection, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina

Death Could Have Been Prevented of D.C. Metro Rider, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a person loses their life in an accident that could have been prevented, surviving family members are sometimes entitled to recovery of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of legal damages or future preventative actions can truly replace the loss of a loved one, compensation can ease the financial burden that… Learn more about Death Could Have Been Prevented of D.C. Metro Rider, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death Case

Georgia was struck by tragedy when a student at Lowndes High School was found dead in January of 2013. Kendrick Johnson, 17 at the time, was found dead in the school’s gymnasium, wrapped up in gym mats too tightly for him to breathe. While a state autopsy made the determination that the death was accidental,… Learn more about Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death Case

Family of Student Files Lawsuit Over Hazing Death

When students go off to college, it is no well-guarded secret that they engage in underage drinking. Especially in the case of students who seek to enter fraternities. The culture of fraternities in the United States is often fraught with binge-drinking and unsafe behavior. This is especially common when a new individual wishes to gain… Learn more about Family of Student Files Lawsuit Over Hazing Death

Family of Deceased Georgia Woman Files Lawsuit

A Georgia woman tragically lost her life while visiting Portland last year. June Sylvia Cole, 87 at the time of the incident, was walking through the automatic doors of her hotel while she was returning to her room. Suddenly the doors began sliding shut and struck her in their path. Cole fell to the ground and hit… Learn more about Family of Deceased Georgia Woman Files Lawsuit

Family of Sharkwater Documentary Filmmaker Files Wrongful Death Action

Tragedy has struck the family of the documentary filmmaker behind “Sharkwater.” Sharkwater was an informative conservationist film that detailed the hazardous effects of hunting sharks and the practice of “shark finning” that endangered several species of sharks. It also touched on an illegal shark trade that was ongoing in certain parts of the world. The… Learn more about Family of Sharkwater Documentary Filmmaker Files Wrongful Death Action

Can I Sue on Behalf of Someone Else for Personal Injuries or Wrongful Death?

You’re out for a leisurely afternoon drive with your husband and three children, enjoying the short-lived spring weather in Georgia.  Out of nowhere, the driver of another vehicle runs a red light and slams into the drivers’ side of your car.  Thankfully, you and your children have only minor injuries. Your husband, however, suffers a head injury… Learn more about Can I Sue on Behalf of Someone Else for Personal Injuries or Wrongful Death?