If someone is harmed while on private property in Ohio, the property owner or manager is generally responsible for damages incurred. This topic is generating interest following a recent liability case making news from Georgia. The widow of a 48-year-old man who was found dead at SunTrust Park claims that multiple parties knew of hazards that may have contributed to his death. The man was at the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium to install a product that he invented called Draftwell.
According to the lawsuit, the construction team that was tasked with installing the product knew of issues with cooler door release components. They also should have known about carbon dioxide leaks that occurred throughout the beer cooler system. Authorities say that toxic air inside of Cooler 331 caused the man to die from asphyxia. They believe that he didn't try to call for help because the carbon dioxide in the air caused him to become disoriented.
The lawsuit seeks all types of compensation available under Georgia law. It requests damages related to the widow's mental pain as well as the physical pain that her husband likely endured before passing. Furthermore, the plaintiff is seeking reimbursement for her husband's lost future earnings, medical expenses and funeral expenses. The victim handled day-to-day operations for DraftWell, and the company later announced that it would temporarily go out of business after losing him.
If a person dies due to another's negligence, a family member may be able to file a wrongful death suit. An attorney may help to gather proof of negligence. Evidence could include statements from a doctor, police report or anything else that could be relevant in the matter. If a wrongful death claim is successful, the deceased's estate could be compensated for lost earnings, medical bills and other damages.