Category: Wrongful Death

This was an important case about highway safety.  Less than two weeks before trial, the case settled for forty million dollars. Guardrail exists along the highway to protect the traveling public.  The most important purpose of guardrail is to protect drivers by preventing cars from encountering a hazard

hydroelectric dam

Butler Kahn recently obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a commercial diver whose life was tragically cut short during a routine dive at a hydroelectric dam.  Georgia Power, which owned and operated the dam, admitted that it violated its own lockout-tagout (“LOTO”) procedures in

Rosie Minor

We’ve handled lots of cases involving tragic losses, hard-fought litigation, and large dollar figures, but we don’t always see forgiveness.  That’s what made this case unique. The case was principally handled by Jeb Butler, Tom Giannotti, and Melody Walker. About Rosie Minor Rosie Minor was a special person.  At

Sad wife on the passing of her husband due to medical errors.

 Believing that someone caused your loved one’s wrongful death is one thing. But the court requires facts and supporting documentation before they consider awarding compensation. A Georgia wrongful death lawyer can work diligently to secure evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence and build a strong case against them.

Butler | Kahn recently obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for our client whose father was killed while walking in a parking lot.  The settlement reflects the full policy limits of the at-fault driver’s automobile and umbrella insurance policies, plus applicable underinsured motorist (“UM”) coverage. Here’s more about the case.

The peanut trailer and pickup truck

Butler Kahn recently obtained a $2,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case involving a farm worker who was pinned between a peanut trailer and a pickup truck.  The decedent was helping his employer connect the tongue of the peanut wagon to the trailer hitch of the truck, when

Husband crying over loss of his wife.

Nothing is harder than the loss of a loved one, especially when their death was caused by someone else’s wrongful actions. As you and your family grieve, a lawsuit is probably the last thing you want to deal with. That said, the law does provide an avenue for

Sad female client consulting wrongful death attorney on the loss of her late husband.

While you are not required to have a lawyer helping you with your wrongful death case, it can be much more difficult to secure justice and fair compensation for your loss without one. A lawyer can cut through the red tape, negotiate with insurers on your behalf, and

Devastated woman after wrongful death of husband.

Did you lose a loved one in a sudden and unexpected accident in Georgia? Losing someone close to you is never easy. Grieving can be even more challenging if your loved one’s death was due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful act. In addition to a wrongful death

A woman grieving the wrongful death of her husband in Georgia.

When someone in your family dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s only natural to wonder what you can do to respond. One potential option is to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for your family member’s death. Though a lawsuit can’t bring

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