Wrongful Death Case Results

Construction Fall Causing Death

Attorney Josh Wright filed a construction death case related to the lack of proper fall protection. The case spanned over 3 years of litigation, including 10 depositions and 9 thousand pages to review by the firm. Based on the theory presented by Mr. Wright that the general contractor controlled the workplace of the subcontractor employer at the time of the fall, the case was resolved for a confidential amount prior to trial.

Jail Suicide Case Results in Settlement for Family of Decedent

Attorney Josh Wright filed a jail suicide case for the family of a mentally ill and depressed inmate who was arrested for a minor municipal disturbing the peace charge. The event, caught on video, shows that the inmate was isolated due to an attempted suicide earlier that night in an isolated cell. And, that the inmate was not monitored thereafter—allowing him to commit suicide within his own jail clothes. It was asserted in the case that the law mandates that inmates be "constantly monitored" after the first attempted suicide, but that law was violated with no jailer monitoring at the time of the actual suicide. The case was settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

Unnecessary Electrocution Death at Plant

Attorney Josh Wright filed suit against a South Alabama saw mill that hired a handyman to do odd jobs at the mill. Yet, the mill pushed the handyman to do electrical work he was untrained and uncertified to do. Ultimately, the handyman was electrocuted when he mistakenly locked out an electrical circuit he did not understand, killing him. The widow filed suit with Mr. Wright against a safety consulting company that was aware of the handyman's electrical work roll at the plant. The case was resolved for a substantial confidential amount.

As a Result of Numerous Failures by a Drug Rehab Facility to Provide a Patient With Drug Addiction Counseling and Treatment in Accordance With the Accepted Standard of Care, a High-Risk Patient Took Their Life.

Attorney Michael Eldridge pursued a wrongful death claim on behalf the family of the patient. Meaningful discovery, including dozens of depositions, was conducted which revealed evidence of significant abuse and neglect on part of the drug rehab facility, ultimately leading to the patient's death. The case reached a compromised settlement of $4,250,000, prior to trial.

Attorney Michael Eldridge Represented an Out-Of-State Family That Was Involved in a Catastrophic Collision With an 18-Wheeler in Brewton, Alabama.

As a result of the collision, a young child was killed in front of his brothers and parents, who all also suffered severe injuries. The case involved complex evidentiary issues, including engineering accident reconstruction and thermal hot shock testing. After lengthy discovery, which included expert depositions, the case resolved for $7,500,000.

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