Wrongful Death

Jan 8, 2018

OSHA Imposed the Maximum Penalty in Death of “Walking Dead” Stuntman John Bernecker

By |January 8th, 2018|

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposed a fine of $12,675, the maximum amount allowable under federal law, to Stalwart Films LLC, for “failure to provide adequate protection from fall hazards.” On July 12, 2017, veteran stuntman John Bernecker fell 20 feet onto a concrete floor while filming [...]

Oct 20, 2017

Family Members Bring Wrongful Death Action Against the Producers of Tom Cruise Movie American Made

By |October 20th, 2017|

The families of stunt pilot Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl both filed individual wrongful death lawsuits against Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures, after Purwin and Berl died on the set of the new Tom Cruise movie American Made. Neither family named Cruise nor director Doug Liman in the lawsuits, though the families [...]

Apr 11, 2017

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in the Georgia Courts

By |April 11th, 2017|

The painful death of a loved one is even more tragic when caused by the negligent actions of another. Legal professionals refer to these fatalities as wrongful deaths, and surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one. However, the various rules and regulations of the Georgia legal system [...]


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