North Carolina residents who watch 'The Walking Dead" on television may know that a stuntman lost his life while an episode of the hit AMC show was being filmed in 2017. The stuntman died as the result of injuries he suffered in a fall, and a wrongful death lawsuit brought by his family claims that he would be alive today if AMC and a production company had not cut corners on safety.
North Carolina fans of comedian David Spade might be interested to learn that the producers of his new comedy "Lights Out" have been slapped with a wrongful death claim stemming from a deadly car accident involving a staffer on the show. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Sept. 10.
Many people in North Carolina use elevators every day without thinking that a breakdown could cost them their lives. A deadly accident in a major city serves as a reminder that elevators require ongoing maintenance to ensure safe operation. Residents of the building, where a 30-year-old man perished when the elevator car slipped down the shaft as he was exiting, had experienced problems with the elevator before he died.
North Carolina residents may have read media reports about a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at an Atlanta hotel. The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported that one person has died as a result of the outbreak and a further 63 probable cases have been identified. A 67-year-old man who says that he contracted the disease while photographing a conference between June 27 and July 1 has filed a lawsuit against the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. His attorney says that his client became sick because the hotel failed to adequately monitor and maintain its freshwater system.
North Carolina drivers who are interested in semi-autonomous cars should know that these vehicles are still far from entirely safe. There have been several fatal car crashes involving Tesla's semi-autonomous cars, and the latest has led to a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit was announced on Aug. 1 and will be filed in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The inventor of a beer-dispensing system called Draftwell died in what appears to have been a preventable accident, and now the widow is filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The incident took place in SunTrust Park, which North Carolina residents may know is the home ballpark of the Atlanta Braves. The man had installed Draftwell in two other Major League Baseball stadiums and was going to install it in SunTrust Park. Draftwell was supposed to reduce the average pour time for beer from 14 seconds to 5 seconds.
North Carolina reality TV fans may be interested to learn that former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules has settled a wrongful death suit with the family of a man he struck and killed with his pickup truck in 2017. He has agreed to pay the victim's relatives $2.5 million.
North Carolina residents may be aware that two deadly crashes have raised concerns about the safety of Boeing's new 737 MAX airliner. The most recent accident occurred on March 10 when Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed just six minutes after taking off. All of the plane's 157 occupants perished in the accident. The tragedy came only five months after a 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea 12 minutes after taking to the air. That accident claimed the lives of all 189 people on board.
North Carolina residents may be familiar with the storm chasing reports on the Weather Channel, especially on its program "Storm Wranglers." Two stars of that show died in a car crash back in March 2017 near the city of Spur, Texas. The crash also claimed the life of a 25-year-old storm spotter working for the National Weather Service.
People in North Carolina who have struggled to carry a baby's stroller down a flight of steps may have heard about a 22-year-old Connecticut mother who died doing the same thing in a New York City subway. No elevator was in service. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Jan. 28. The baby appeared to be unharmed.