Georgia college students may look forward to hitting the beaches or enjoying some down time during spring break. However, along with warm weather and sunshine, it is possible to experience an injury while on vacation. In the event that an individual is the victim of a crime, he or she may also take civil action to hold parties liable for injuries suffered during the crime.
You probably know that the law requires business owners to take measures to protect your safety. Like most people here in Atlanta, you probably think this means that they must keep the floors clean, keep objects from falling and keep the sidewalks and parking lots clear during inclement weather. Do you know that they also need to provide for your safety as it relates to crimes committed by third parties?
For many Georgia kids and young adults, skateboarding is a fun recreational activity that gets them out of the house. Some even use their skateboards as a quick and easy mode of transportation. However, they could cause serious injuries and be a liability to the property owner where the skateboarders were playing.
Every year in Georgia and around the country, children are injured in accidents involving trampolines. While many of these injuries occur in people's yards, an increasing number are happening in trampoline parks. As they grow in popularity, the trampoline-related injury cases also increase.
Georgia residents who enjoy spending their summer time riding roller coasters or visiting amusement parks may know that thousands of people are injured every year due to accidents that can occur. Roller coaster and amusement park accidents can occur when rides malfunction. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,800 to 4,300 non-occupational injuries occurred between 1997 and 2003 on rides, resulting in trips to the emergency room.