Atlanta residents know that the city can be a dangerous place. However, when a family suffers a wrongful death, the pain can be intensified by the legal ramifications that go along with a lawsuit. While wrongful death lawsuits can be challenging and lengthy, they can also be extremely helpful for the families of the deceased in beginning the next chapter of their life.
Many people possess a fear of flying, despite widespread reports that airplanes are one of the safest ways to travel. For one unfortunate traveler, however, the airport proved to be zone of true danger and the site or a recent fatal accident.
Marching bands add bombastic, colorful and entertaining flavor to sporting events and parades around the country, often lead by a charismatic high-stepping drum major. For one unfortunate band member, however, his marching band experience ended not with an up-tempo march but with a solemn funeral dirge. The death of a university student has resulted in criminal charges against a dozen students and a wrongful death lawsuit against the university.
Hit-and-runs are tragic and tragically common occurrences, claiming thousands of victims per year. These situations too often result in a fatal accident. Though nothing can replace such a loss, family members of fatal accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for the untimely and unnecessary passing of their loved ones.
In Georgia and elsewhere, a loved one's death may be one of the most challenging times in a person's life. Understandably, a person's grief may be even greater knowing that the loved one's death resulted due to the negligent acts of another. Sometimes, family members of the deceased may choose to file a wrongful death suit against those whose actions resulted in the death of their loved one for the unexpected medical and funeral bills or loss of income. Recently, a large automobile manufacturer settled a case involving a fatal accident.
Our Atlanta readers would probably agree that the death of a loved one is never easy to accept. But it becomes all the more difficult when a family member is lost in a fatal accident that results from the negligence or carelessness of another person.
This year Atlanta's Georgia Dome hosted the 24th annual Bank of America Football Classic. Southern University battled its long-time rival Florida A&M University, but football spectators among the stands likely couldn't help but notice A&M's marching band was conspicuously missing.
A cruise ship owned by the Costa brand foundered in Italian waters and ultimately ran aground on Italy's Tuscan Coast. The incident resulted in the death of 32 passengers aboard the cruise ship and undetermined amounts in property damage.
The Florida Highway Patrol has denied responsibility for a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Florida, which left 11 dead and at least 18 victims hospitalized. The crash was described by authorities as a chain of crashes and included at least a dozen cars, pickup trucks, a van, a motor home and six semitrailer trucks. Wrongful death claims against the State were being filed by victims and families of victims of the fatal accidents.
The body of a 13-year-old Georgia boy was recently recovered from Lake Lanier, a popular recreation area which also provides water for the Atlanta area. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had been aiding local authorities in searching for the victim's body, supplying both expertise and equipment that local law enforcement lacked in connection with this apparent wrongful death.