In 2019, four young adults lost their lives in an apartment building fire. Alleging that the apartment complex owners and managers were aware of potential dangers, including a cigarette bucket underneath a wooden staircase, a lawsuit was filed against the complex ownership. An additional lawsuit was filed against the county and two 911 operators in their individual capacities as public employees.
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Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.
According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, fatal pedestrian accidents in our state increased 27% between 2007 and 2016, a time when fatalities for all other accidents saw a 14% decrease. 16% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Georgia in 2016 involved pedestrians, an increase of only 1% over 2015.
If you believe there are too many civil lawsuits in America, you are not alone. In fact. A recent poll found that 87% of Americans believe there are too many civil lawsuits, going so far as to call several of them “frivolous.” But here’s the problem: over the past 20 years, civil lawsuits have declined by 80%. And in this time, personal injury lawsuits have also helped save countless lives by holding negligent corporations accountable for their actions.
Wrongful death lawsuits can help families struggling with the premature death of a loved one find justice through compensatory damages. With legal assistance, you may be able to hold those responsible for your loved one’s accident accountable for their behavior, and to seek compensation that covers both current and future expenses.
Between 2013 and 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reports that at least 600 sewer grates were stolen by thieves looking to sell them as scrap metal. Before replacing the grates, GDOT took time to consider options that may deter thieves from taking the new ones. Not replacing the grates immediately turned out to be a serious issue.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, your choice of attorney will play a direct role in the results of your wrongful death case. Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance has decades of experience helping families recover damages following the untimely loss of a loved one – and we are here to take your case as far as needed to see that your family gets justice.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating 10 infant deaths suspected to be related to homeopathic teething gels and tablets.
In this video, attorney Lance Lourie discusses how you can handle the extraordinary tragedy of losing an adult child in a car accident:
If you want to speak to our experienced Atlanta, Georgia car accident attorneys about pursuing a wrongful death case, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.