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November 2017 Archives

Woman sues Disney after suffering injuries on raft ride

Georgia residents who love going to Disneyland may be interested to learn that on Nov. 16, a woman filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that a ride left her with injuries to her teeth and jaw. In the lawsuit, the 52-year-old woman blamed the operators for failing to keep the ride safe for visitors.

Jury awards $7.5 million in Walmart slip and fall lawsuit case

Georgia residents may have read media reports about a man who was awarded $7.5 million in damages after filing a slip and fall lawsuit against Walmart. The 61-year-old Alabama man sued the big-box retailer on claims of wantonness and negligence after breaking his hip at a Phenix City Walmart store in 2015. After deliberating for approximately two hours, the Russell County Circuit Court jury awarded the man $5 million in punitive damages and $2.5 million in compensatory damages.

Family sues stadium over man's fatal fall

Georgia football fans may have heard that the family of a man who fell to his death at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High is suing the stadium and others for wrongful death damages. The complaint was filed in Denver on Oct. 24, exactly one year after the incident occurred.

My client won't pay? What should I do?

Your customer hasn't paid you. It's more than annoying; it may be financially ruinous. Trying to get customers to pay what they owe you may be one of the most frustrating parts of running a business, and you probably wish there were some ways to avoid it.

Fall prevention should include assessments of flooring

Many Georgians are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year, leading some businesses to try to implement measures to prevent them. A recent study of slip-and-fall accidents found that the flooring type and cleaning methods may cause many of the slip and fall accidents.

Nursing home abuse is inexcusable, and you can fight back

If your Georgia family made the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, it is likely that you did so expecting the staff to treat him or her well. It can be beyond heartbreaking to learn that not only did the facility fail to provide care that met acceptable standards, it was not able to protect your loved one from abuse.

Liability unclear in mass shooting event

Georgians were horrified by the mass murder of 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas by a gunman who was shooting from his casino hotel. As the families of the victims slowly begin to recover, questions may arise about who might hold liability for the incident and the resulting losses of life.

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