Atlanta personal injury attorneys help surviving family settle significant wrongful death claim
ATLANTA, GA, June 22, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — The personal injury team at Butler Kahn has recently secured a $2,000,000 wrongful death settlement after a farm worker was killed on the job. The fatal accident happened while the victim was helping his employer connect a peanut wagon to a pickup truck. When his employer accidentally hit the gas pedal, the truck suddenly accelerated in reverse. This pinned the victim between the truck and the peanut trailer. Unfortunately, he died on the scene from his injuries.
Typically, a wrongful death at work would fall under workers’ compensation. However, the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act does not cover farm laborers and workers at businesses with less than three employees. The attorneys at Butler Kahn found these two exceptions, allowing the victim’s family to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer responsible for the accident. They also investigated the case to obtain witness statements and other evidence to prove the employer was at fault.
After filing the wrongful death lawsuit, Butler Kahn learned that the employer’s insurance policy had a limit of $2,000,000. The insurance company was willing to settle for this full amount. The attorneys explained the offer and the facts of the case to their clients, who ultimately decided to accept the insurer’s settlement. Although the money doesn’t begin to make up for the loss of their father, the clients were happy with the results and justice they secured.
About Butler Kahn
Butler Kahn is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm with locations across Georgia. By focusing on quality over quantity, they ensure they can put in the hard work and dedication needed to demand the best possible results for their clients. They are proud to work directly with the people they represent, recovering multiple eight-, seven-, and six-figure verdicts and settlements for Georgia accident victims.
They offer free initial consultations with no obligation to move forward before you’re ready. The Atlanta office is located at 10 Lenox Pointe, Atlanta, GA 30324. To learn more about Butler Kahn, their legal team, and their services, visit their website or call their office at 678-940-1444.
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