Every year in Georgia, there are many cases of wrongful death of students that involve negligence, carelessness or intentional acts. Unfortunately, these losses have been increasing, and families affected by these incidents should know their rights under the state's...
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Wrongful death claims in drunk driving cases in Georgia
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 16, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death
Driving while drunk is banned in Georgia for the safety of all road users. Persons found alcohol-impaired behind the wheel face serious penalties, which can even affect their entire lives. Still, thousands of people put their lives, and others, at risk by driving when...
Spouses filing a wrongful death claim
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 12, 2022 | Wrongful Death
In Georgia, spouses can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their deceased spouse. If the claim elements are valid, the courts can rule their favor and award damages to the surviving spouse. Wrongful death cases might or might not have a jury trial. Many cases...
Wrongful death attorney characteristics to explore
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 11, 2022 | Wrongful Death
Losing someone you love in Georgia by no fault of their own can be difficult to process. It's possible that you could file a wrongful death claim in order to obtain compensation for everything from medical bills that have been incurred to funeral expenses. Here are a...
Reasons for filing a wrongful death suit after losing a loved one
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 21, 2022 | Wrongful Death
Experiencing the loss of someone close to your heart is incredibly sad. The emotional impact is heavier when the cause of the passing could have been avoidable. Family members of the deceased may be reluctant to file a lawsuit. There are, though, good reasons for...
Filing claims for wrongful deaths
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 4, 2022 | Wrongful Death
When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, families may become devastated. If the death derives from someone’s negligence, anger and resentment could overwhelm survivors, leading them to take legal action. Georgia families could seek compensation in a wrongful death...
Supreme court upholds sovereign immunity in wrongful death case
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Feb 24, 2022 | Wrongful Death
When the negligent actions of someone in the employ of the government, such as a police officer, result in the death of a person, sovereign immunity protects government entities in Georiga. However, there has been some controversy over when government insurance...
Teen drivers, teen passengers a deadly combination
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Dec 16, 2021 | Wrongful Death
Teenage drivers do not have the experience that older motorists have. This means they may not know how to react when certain situations arise on the roadway. Teen motorists are also more prone to driving while distracted than older drivers, and studies show that...
Points to know about wrongful death lawsuits
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Dec 9, 2021 | Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one in an unexpected accident could devastate the surviving family members. Grief may turn to anger upon discovering that death results from careless negligence or a deliberate act. Georgia's criminal statutes address incidents of murder or...
What are things to consider regarding wrongful death lawsuits?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Oct 11, 2021 | Wrongful Death
Nothing may hurt worse than losing a loved one due to an unexpected and avoidable incident. Accidents could take someone's life, and such incidents might involve motor vehicles or work-related tragedies. Medical malpractice takes people's lives in Georgia as well....
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