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Board Rejects Parents' Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Recently, a second government body decided to reject a wrongful death claim that was filed by the parents of a teenager who tragically drowned during the summer months.

On Tuesday evening, a unanimous decision was reached by the Chippewa County Board.  Last November, a similar decision was made by the Lafayette Board which decided to reject an identical wrongful death lawsuit.

In July, 16-year-old Justin Buss was swinging on a rope swing over a local creek when he died. Police investigating the accident say he crashed into a cliff and fell into the water at a public access point.

Reports indicate that Buss' parents will receive a notice of the recent decision and they will have a time period of six months to decide whether or not they will move forward with suing the county.

Do you have plans to file a wrongful death claim for the recent loss of a close loved one?  If so, contact our law office to get advice and direction from a Broward County personal injury lawyer that is aware of your needs during this difficult time.