In civil cases, there is the possibility of appealing to a higher court to overturn a judgment against you. That’s what happened in a case against a film company for a stuntman’s death in 2017. The family vows to fight on. AP News reported on the matter.
The family of the stuntman sued AMC Networks, Stalwart Films, and other parties after the death. The stuntman was performing a fall off of a balcony 25 feet above the ground for the show “The Walking Dead”. The man suffered a head injury and died, and the family believed that the show didn’t provide adequate safety measures. The defendants believed that the accident was unforeseeable.
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A civil jury heard the case and found that AMC wasn’t negligent, but that the other parties were. They awarded $8 million to the family. However, that verdict was overturned in the Georgia Court of Appeals a few days ago. The court believes that the suit brought by the family wasn’t allowed by Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Act. The attorney for the family plans to take the case to the Georgia Supreme Court to get their opinion.
An experience like this can tear open old wounds you thought were healing, but if it does happen then it’s crucial to have a lawyer on your side to fight back. If you need representation for a personal injury case, get the Strong Arm. Call John Foy & Associates for a free consultation.