Asked in Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: If a loved one was killed in a training accident while preparing to deploy, can I sue the army?

We are told he was killed when an M4 misfired which is a known army issue and proper procedures were not followed.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: The troop's immediate family may have a claim; fiancee's, other relatives no. The claim is made by the estate.The possible defendant's would be the manufacturers. They are very difficult cases. You also have to give notice under the Federal Tort Claims Act. You/the family would want to contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn if it happened in Gal. Otherwise give me a call and I'll tell you where to call.

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