Cases - Dismissal Obtained for Engineering Firm in Death Case

Dismissal Obtained for Engineering Firm in Death Case

Resolution Date
04/18/2012

Practice Areas
Construction Litigation
Design Professional

Description

Paul Sperry and Andy Countryman obtained a dismissal of a wrongful death/survivorship action filed against a Myrtle Beach engineering firm in South Carolina state court. The Plaintiff sustained injuries that led to her death when she was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Myrtle Beach in 2010. The Complaint alleged the Defendant engineering firm negligently designed the intersection where the accident took place, which caused the accident. The Court dismissed the Complaint based on the Plaintiff’s failure to file the requisite expert affidavit against the Defendant engineer. The Plaintiff asked for more time to file the affidavit because it had retained an expert and was in the process of obtaining an affidavit. However, the Court denied the request and dismissed the Complaint. Andy Countryman argued the Motion in Conway, South Carolina in front of Judge Larry Hyman on April 18, 2012.

Attorneys Involved
Paul E. Sperry
Andrew W. Countryman

CCS Office
Atlanta