One of the only sure things in life is that it will come to an end. People work hard to make the right choices in life, and that generally includes making the preparation for family when we feel the time may come. But negligence and other reasons can lead others to end lives before their times.
From car accidents to industrial accidents, there are several ways to be injured or killed in Georgia. It is rare that someone else causes the death of another person, either through malicious actions or reckless behavior, but the civil court system stands ready to hear these claims from the survivors of victims of wrongful death.
Although people may pass away at any time for reasons that may not be preventable, people and organizations can sometimes be liable for a loss of life. This is why Georgia and other states allow civil lawsuits for wrongful death. Nothing can bring a life back, but liability may be found and financial damages may be available for the survivors of victims.
A beer tap inventor's widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves in Fulton County State Court on June 21. In her filing, she accused the ball club of being negligent in maintaining the door latch on one of their coolers. She alleges that their negligence resulted in his premature death.
A spokesperson with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department announced on March 2 that a 26-year-old tree trimmer lost his life while on the job that Saturday. He noted that the Guatemala native apparently died after becoming entangled in both electrical wires and a chainsaw rope while trimming a tree behind a home located on Pleasant Forest Drive.
Think about how many times throughout the day you go up and down a set of stairs. For example, many people do this at their office. Similarly, you may find yourself navigating stairways when shopping at a local mall, visiting a friend, or going to the doctor's office.
It's not possible to place a value on a human life. Each human being is a unique miracle whose value is inestimable. Nevertheless, Georgia courts are often tasked with the impossible job of finding a way to compensate family members who have lost a loved one at the hands of another party's negligence. As courts struggle with this, a monetary award is the only way they have of trying to make victims whole.
Many American consumers trust and rely on pharmaceutical drug makers to design and produce medicines that keep us healthy, active and pain-free. But what happens when these drug makers fail to produce medications that are safe for human consumption? Throughout recent personal injury law history, there have been numerous lawsuits related to catastrophic injuries and death that have resulted from the ingestion of dangerous medications.
We all know that distracted driving is a serious problem and it's only getting worse with the rise in the ubiquity of smartphones and in-vehicle technology. According to a recent AAA study carried out with the assistance of the University of Utah, the type of entertainment system found within a vehicle significantly affects the degree of distraction the typical vehicle driver experiences on the road.
With so many cars being recalled over defective air bags during the last several years, how do you know for sure that your automobile doesn't have one of these problematic safety devices installed? The problem is, you don't know. Every other week, it seems like a new carmaker is announcing the recall of hundreds of thousands -- or millions -- of vehicles because the air bags inside them could cause more harm than good.