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Family is awarded $4.4 million in wrongful death of teacher

The family of Thomas Kelly received a wrongful death verdict award worth at least $4.4 million. Mr. Kelly, an English teacher and athletics coach at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, was killed in a shuttle bus outside of the New England Patriots’ stadium during a PGA golf tournament, taking place nearby.

An improperly locked gate swung open and a pole connected to it impaled the bus, injuring three, including Mr. Kelly. We aren’t sure whether it was negligent maintenance that caused the problem or some product defect but to needlessly lose a loved one this way is awful.

A wrongful death claim requires a skilled and aggressive personal injury attorney. If you know a family in Georgia that has suffered such a loss, The Law Offices of Michael L. Neff would be happy to provide a free consultation as a service.