While nothing can ever truly compensate for the sudden death of a family member, there are steps loved ones can take to get the justice they deserve, such as filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
A $375,000 settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Alamance-Burlington School System in North Carolina, reports The Times News, a regional news outlet.
According to the source, 14-year-old Geremy Carter died on May 24, 2011, after collapsing in gym class. He purportedly dropped to the ground after a basketball hit him in the groin and then fell unconscious. He died shortly after at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
In the lawsuit, which named the board of education and two teachers as defendants, the victim's family alleged that the 14-year-old had been left on the gym floor for 20 minutes before anyone sought medical attention.
"Although there were contested issues with respect to liability, causation and damages, the parties, subject to the Court's approval, negotiated and agreed to a settlement, whereby the defendants, through coverage provided on their behalf, agreed to pay the sum of ($375,000) in full and final settlement of the action," wrote Superior Court Judge Wayne Abernathy, as noted by the news outlet.
Have you lost someone you love as a result of another party's recklessness or negligence? To determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Missouri, it is in your best interest to find skilled personal injury lawyers in Kansas City as soon as possible. These experienced professionals can assist you through the complex legal process and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.