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Can a Georgia wrongful death lawyer bring a case after a car accident or trucking accident?

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Yes. Our firm has handled such cases successfully in the past, including a $150 million verdict and a $2.95 million settlement.

The jury that heard our closing argument in the video clip below returned a verdict of $150,000,000.

Truck accidents and car accidents continue to claim the lives of thousands of Americans per year. For decades, the rate of fatalities per mile driven was going down, but then it began going up again.  Nobody is sure why, but the uptick in deaths on American roads could be related to smartphones, texting and driving, or other types of distracted driving.

When you speak to a lawyer about a wrongful death case arising from a car accident or truck accident, be sure your lawyer is ready to explore all possible paths to recovery. Almost any lawyer can settle a wrongful death car or truck accident case for the insurance limits of the at-fault driver, but that is almost never enough to compensate for the “full value of the life,” as Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act requires. Good lawyers look at other options as well. Was the vehicle safely designed, or should it have protected the decedent better? Was the roadway properly maintained?  Was the at-fault driver working in the course and scope of employment for a company or business that could be vicariously liable or liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior?

We explore those options for our clients.

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$150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death Verdict

Butler Kahn secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden’s death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More