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What Are the Leading Causes of Wrongful Death for Teenagers?

It is the worst call a parent can imagine. A hospital, the police, or another authority phones to report that your teenager has been killed. In an instant, your dreams are shattered. In an instant, you are thinking double thoughts. For every memory of your child’s first words, first day of school, first car, first…

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A Mother’s Tragic Warning About Boats & Carbon Monoxide

The state of Georgia and its many parks offer a variety of waterways and lakes for boating and other recreational activities. However, boating can be dangerous and cause serious accidents and injuries. Although most people don’t think about carbon monoxide poisoning as a boating risk, an Oklahoma mother is sounding the alarm after losing her…

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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

When you send a loved one out into the world every morning, you just take it for granted that you’ll see them come through the door again at the end of the day. You know the world is a dangerous place, but you and your family members take precautions and don’t put yourselves into risky…

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Tragic Death of 20-Year-Old Construction Worker in Savannah Highlights Safety Issues, Options for Seeking Justice

On January 6, Daniel Blackmore, a 20-year-old construction worker in Savannah, Georgia was killed at a construction site near President Street at 100 SeaPoint Boulevard after being crushed by a piece of heavy equipment weighing about 11 tons. About a dozen members of the Savannah Fire Department, as well as a crane operator, removed Daniel…

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Attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris Discuss Landmark Jones v. CSX Case on the Great Trials Podcast

Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey, hosts of the Great Trials Podcast, recently interviewed trial attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris about their strategy in the landmark wrongful death case involving a deadly train crash that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured other members of a film crew while filming the “Midnight Rider” movie…

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Duck Boat Capsizes in Storm on Missouri Lake, Killing 17 People

A duck boat filled with tourists near Branson, Missouri capsized and sank on July 19th, killing 17 people, including several young children. ABCNews.com reports that there were 31 people on board when the boat sank in a violent summer thunderstorm, which seemed to whip up very quickly, bringing 63 mph winds and incredibly choppy water.…

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

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…

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