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Face the difficulties associated with wrongful death claims

Losing a loved one because of a person's negligence or recklessness is difficult for survivors to accept. Unlike a death due to illness or growing older, a sudden wrongful death does not give family members time to process what has happened. As such, the suffering of these people is typically much more intense. When you factor in other losses like lost income and out-of-pocket expenses, it only worsens the hardships.

Family of inmate sues jail for wrongful death

A troubling wrongful death suit is playing out in Texas right now that may have startling implications for Georgians. The survivors and loved ones of an Arkansas man recently brought suit against the owners and staff of a for-profit jail after the man died while incarcerated. According to the suit, the death was due to neglect and lack of proper medical care when guards and nurses refused to offer the man the help he stated that he needed.

Who is liable in a drowning death?

It's summertime, which generally means that people all across North Georgia will be getting out on the water at Lake Lanier and other nearby rivers and lakes. Unfortunately, this also statistically means that some individuals will lose their lives in drowning accidents. Depending on the nature of the accident, a number of individuals and entities may be held liable in a wrongful death suit after a drowning.

Georgia Supreme Court says family must arbitrate

It is always wise to consult with an experienced attorney before signing anything that may have far-reaching consequences. A Georgia family sadly learned this the hard way recently, when the state supreme court handed down a decision directing them to engage in arbitration over a wrongful death claim after several years of legal conflict over an signed agreement.

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