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Larry Alvin Long II Found Dead in Grocery Store Freezer.

Larry Alvin Long II Found Dead in Grocery Store Freezer. (Live5News.com)

Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this loss of life and could it have been prevented?  Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out if Mr. Long’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Columbus News

Columbus, Georgia police are investigating a death after a body was found in a grocery store freezer Saturday morning, June 1, 2019. Live5News.com is reporting that the “Muscogee County Coroner…confirms the body of 51-year-old Larry Alvin Long II was found in a [grocery store] freezer” and that “[Mr.] Long, a Phenix City, Ala. resident, was an employee at the [store].”  The news story states that according to surveillance video, “[Mr.] Long went into the freezer alone around 10:13 a.m. and was discovered by a coworker around 11:20 a.m….”  Ledger-Enquirer.com is reporting that “the Georgia Bureau of Investigation” is conducting an inquiry.

Read Our Legal Take below to learn whether Mr. Long’s family may have an avenue to justice.

Our Legal Take

Grocery store employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures provided both at the store and by the manufacturer of the freezer, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • What walk-in cooler safety features, such as an alarm, emergency release, intercom system, or monitored surveillance cameras, were in place to protect Mr. Long?
  • Did any such safety features fail?
  • Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
  • Was the manufacturer or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees?
  • Were any attempts made to service, recall or replace the cooler prior to the incident?

Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Larry Long will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Mr. Long’s family should be eligible for benefits under Georgia’s workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of the freezer. Based on its history and experience in representing families in Georgia and the Columbus-area in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Long’s family should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt, or families whose loved ones have been lost, in a work accidents and as a consequence of an unsafe property. We have obtained well over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for the family of a worker who lost his life at an unsafe property as consequence of a product defect. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Justin Bagley Hit and Killed While Repaving Tara Boulevard in Clayton County.

Justin Bagley Hit and Killed While Paving Tara Boulevard in Clayton County. (WSBtv.com)

Clayton County News

A motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and an asphalt crew tragically resulted in the death of a young man Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019.

According to WSBtv.com, “[a]n asphalt worker was hit and killed while working on Tara Boulevard in Clayton County…the asphalt company was paving Tara Boulevard between Lovejoy and McDonough when the crash happened.”  According to the news story, “[p]olice identified the worker as Justin Bagley, 28.”  The driver of the vehicle that hit Mr. Bagley did stay on the scene and according to the report, charges are pending against the driver.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of Justin Bagley may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss.  Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Bagley’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.  Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Justin Bagley will also most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this work accident as well.

Our Results: Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one  and has recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt, or families whose loved one has been killed, in a work accident. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404-842-1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Danny Roth Killed in Crane Collapse at Oglethorpe Rock Quarry.

Danny Roth Killed in Crane Collapse at Oglethorpe Rock Quarry. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did an equipment malfunction contribute to this work related death and are justice and compensation available to the family of Danny Roth?

OGLETHORPE COUNTY NEWS

A crane collapse at a Oglethorpe County, Georgia rock quarry left one worker dead on Monday morning, May 13, 2019.  

According to WYFF4.com, “a crane accident was reported…at [a] Quarry on Allgood Road…the crane fell off the ledge down into the quarry killing one person.”  AccessWDUN.com is reporting, ” the collapse happened around 11:30 a.m., killing the crane’s operator Danny Roth, 58, Carlton.”  Mr. Roth was pronounced dead at the scene according to the report.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Danny Roth will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Mr. Roth’s family should be eligible for benefits under Georgia’s workers compensation laws, they may also hold a third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of the crane that collapsed. Because this potential products liability claim is dependent on the facts surrounding the incident, it is imperative that an experienced attorney be retained without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the accident is preserved.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt, or families whose loved one has been killed, in a work accident. We are based in Atlanta, but represent Clients throughout the state of Georgia..  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a worker who lost his life at an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.