There can be nothing more devastating than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Family members can be overwhelmed by feelings of loss, guilty and anger after losing someone, and the situation can only be exacerbated when families have to deal with medical bills, funeral expenses and other costs that can result from a tragic loss.
Atlanta colleges with athletic programs were watching closely a lawsuit filed by a grieving mother against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a football helmet maker after her athlete son died of brain injuries received in practices. In addition to the high-speed contact drills required by the football coach, the suit singles out product failure in the helmets made by Schutt Sports as a cause of her son's death. The 22-year-old had been a two-time all-conference senior at Frostburg State University in Maryland.
Sports fans in Georgia may have heard about the wreck involving a former Atlanta Hawks player and a couple near the intersection of Tara Avenue and North Boulevard in Jonesboro. According to police, the former Hawk crossed the median of Tara Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. and collided head-on with the other vehicle. The car crash resulted in injuries to the two drivers and the death of a third occupant.
A study suggests that the data on file regarding fatal car accidents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is inaccurate. There is a huge gap between the data on file and the incidents that are suspected to have occurred as a result of drivers distracted by phones. The NHTSA's database is the primary resource for collecting data, but its accuracy is highly dependent upon information obtained by states from police reports. Georgia residents who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a fatal crash caused by negligence could be entitled to compensation.