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How business owners can prevent slip and fall lawsuits

Property owners in Georgia and around the country can face lawsuits when their visitors suffer injuries that could have been prevented. All reasonable steps are expected to be taken to protect visitors, and premises liability actions could be initiated when injuries are caused by spills that are not cleaned up in a timely manner, poorly maintained steps or walkways or inadequate security arrangements. However, there are steps that business owners can take to make this kind of litigation less likely.

Have you suffered losses due to airport negligence?

Atlanta is home to one of the busiest airports in the world. It takes a lot of work and effort by airport owners and staff to keep things running smoothly and ensure all facilities are safe for those who enter airport property. Unfortunately, accidents happen and people get hurt. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while on airport property, you may have legal options.

Company says no problems with shuttle boat before fatal fire

Travelers from Georgia depend on transportation service providers to maintain safety. When something goes wrong, however, passengers might be left to fend for themselves as appeared to be the case when a fire rapidly consumed a casino shuttle boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the crew tried to reach land, the flames forced passengers to jump 12 feet into waist-deep water. Fifteen passengers eventually needed hospitalization, and one 42-year-old woman died shortly after the incident. Except for the woman who died, hospital officials reported that the other victims were expected to survive.

Nightclub bankruptcy follows wrongful death lawsuit

When people go out on the town in Georgia, they expect venues to maintain security for patrons. This trust fell apart at an out-of-state nightclub called the Cameo when a shooting killed two people and injured another 15. The family of one of the deceased victims has claimed that the nightclub owner provided insufficient security and should pay damages. Their wrongful death lawsuit, however, might have nothing to make a claim upon because the business owner filed for bankruptcy at the end of 2017.

Civil suit against Keyshia Cole ends with default judgment

Georgia fans of the singer Keyshia Cole or the rapper Birdman may have heard about the incident that occurred at his apartment in September 2014. At the time, Cole and Birdman were in a relationship, and Cole saw a woman, Sabrina Mercadel, at Birdman's apartment. Cole was taken into custody after she attacked the woman and scratched her face.

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