Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case in the Superior Court of Laurens County
Dave Root obtained summary judgment in his clients’ favor in a wrongful death case in the Superior Court of Laurens County. The Plaintiff was the son of the deceased, who was killed on the job when a tree fell on him. The deceased worked for the Defendants as a tree remover. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants failed to exercise ordinary care and other allegations of negligence. Dave Root successfully argued that the Workers Compensation Act (O.C.G.A. 34-9-11) barred Plaintiff from recovering against their clients. The judge granted the Defendants’ motion and the case was dismissed.