Tragedy on set of Gregg Allman biopic sparks wrongful death suit

06-4-2014

Tragedy on set of Gregg Allman biopic sparks wrongful death suit

The Jones family of Columbia, South Carolina filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Savannah against Gregory Allman, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, and executives of the film Midnight Rider, a biopic of Allman’s life.

According to court documents, the Jones family is seeking an unspecified amount of damages in response to the death of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant who died on Feb. 20 during the filming of the movie. The camera crew was hit by a freight train on a railroad bridge in southeast Georgia.

The lawsuit also targets director Randall Miller and his company, Unclaimed Freight Productions, and a number of executive producers. Allman, on the other hand, sued Miller in order to prevent production on the movie from restarting, and the two parties quickly settled their case.

The understanding and compassionate lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston are committed to helping the families of wrongful death victims pursue the financial compensation they need. If you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or recklessness, call us today at 843-720-2800.

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