Archive for Athens AL Wrongul Death Lawyer

Hodges settles wrongful death case in Morgan County for policy limits

Our firm represented a widow that lost her husband as a result of a negligent driver.  The driver ran a stop light causing a multi-car pileup and significant injuries to our client.  Unfortunately, our client was unable to overcome the significant injuries he suffered and passed away as a result of this bad decision made by the negligent driver.  Jeremiah was able to force all insurance companies involved to tender their policy limits or, stated differently, to pay all of the available insurance proceeds.

It is worth noting that driving is one of the most dangerous things that we all do each day and must be treated that way.  This particular wreck changed two families lives forever.  Our client missed her late husband every day and always will.  The negligent driver must carry the burden of killing another human being.  Please be careful when driving and remember to refrain from texting while driving.

Jury Returns $2.5 Million in Wrongful Death

In 2006 18-year old Lukus Glenn was shot to death by officers in Oregon.  He was standing outside his parents home with a knife, threatening to kill himself.  Rather than use a tazer or other non-lethal force, the officers at the scene opted to fire a beanbag round first, then open fire when Lukus appeared unfazed by the round.  During the encounter, his parents pleaded with the 9-1-1 operator, “Please don’t let them shoot him.”  At trial, the prosecution focused heavily on the fact that none of the officers attempted to use a Tazer, despite being trained on its use.  The defense attempted to bring up Lukus’ habit of getting drunk and disorderly, but the judge ruled that that evidence was not relevant.  After 10 days of testimony, the jury returned with a verdict finding the deputies guilty, awarding 2.5 million to the grieving couple.