This recent announcement follows a settlement in the case of a Georgia peanut farmer who lost his life after becoming pinned between a pickup truck and a large trailer. The suit was filed against the employer, who was in control of the pickup at the time of the incident.
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Utilizing their longstanding knowledge in the field of personal injury and wrongful death law, Butler Kahn was able to obtain a $2,000,000 settlement on behalf of the decedent’s two adult sons.
Employers in the state of Georgia are protected under the Workers’ Compensation Act. According to the law firm, this means ‘the victim or victim’s family cannot recover damages for pain and suffering or for the ‘full value of the life of the decedent.’” However, there is an exemption for farm laborers.
Siting the Workers’ Compensation exemption as well as an additional carve out for companies with less than three employees, Butler Kahn filed a lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s two adult sons. The suit argued the employer’s action resulted in the death. Upon receiving the suit, the employer claimed no fault, saying the trailer simply rolled forward. This contradicted the initial police report in which the employer stated he pressed the accelerator in the pickup by accident.
After investigating further, the team at Butler Kahn was able to identify a witness who corroborated the initial report that the employer caused the accident. The case was settled out of court at the request of the clients for the sum of $2,000,000.
Founding partner Jeb Butler worked as lead attorney on the case. Mr. Butler has been repeatedly recognized as a Georgia SuperLawyer and has worked on several cases that led to systemic improvements in public safety. Interested parties can find out more by clicking the link above.
According to one of the clients represented in this case, Butler Khan is an “…amazing law firm. The only one of eight that would help my brother and I in the wrongful death case of my father. Highly recommend…”
For more information on this case and the range of legal services provided by Butler Kahn, please visit https://butlerfirm.com/blog/2000000-settlement-for-wrongful-death-in-farming-accident
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