Tragedy struck on August 12, 2013 at a recent Braves game when a young man, Ronald L. Homer, flipped over a railing and fell approximately 60 feet.  He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died shortly there after.  Nothing can replace the place this man held in the hearts of his family and friends.  However, when a tragedy occurs it is important to investigate to learn how to prevent this tragedy from occurring again. It is also important for the surviving family to find out from an experienced attorney if a wrongful death action arises from the terrible accidental death.  In Georgia a wrongful death action arises if the death was caused by the negligence of another.

I’m Richard Griffin and I’m an Atlanta wrongful death attorney.  I am often presented with facts from potential clients who asked if there is a personal injury or wrongful death which arises from accidental injuries and tragedies.  In the tragedy involving the man who fell to his death at the Braves game, it appears to be unlikely unless the railing was defective or the a concrete was unreasonably slippery.  A defective rail could involve a rail that is lower than the height needed to keep patrons safe from falling or a railing that is loose or even breaks away.  Toxicology reports have not been released, but if the man who fell at the Braves game was intoxicated at the time of his fall, then this would certainly create a strong defense to a wrongful death civil lawsuit his family could bring.

Death is a natural part of life, but I certainly know that we all prefer death after a long fulfilling life rather than a from a sudden death at a young age by a tragic accident.

Free personal injury and wrongful death consultations are available from the Griffin Law Firm at 877-PAIN-LAW (877-724-6529).