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Premises Liability Archives

Outdoor party risks

Georgia residents should be aware of the various accidents that can occur at outdoor parties, carnivals, and even picnics, especially when they are set up with complex rides and other attractions. In New Jersey, one man attending his wife's company picnic was injured by a device that the company had set up: a Eurobungy bungee-trampoline.

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.

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.

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.

Fan takes legal action after accident

Georgia residents may know the joy of catching a foul ball at a baseball game. However, one man who was hit in the face by a foul ball at a Chicago Cubs game was anything but happy. He sued the team for negligence claiming that there wasn't enough netting to keep him safe. The man lost vision in his left eye after being hit on Aug. 29.

Caustic materials served in drinks and food

Georgia residents may be interested to learn that as many as 15,000 individuals accidentally ingest caustic materials, causing serious injuries, every year. Some of these accidents occur at restaurants after caustic materials are found in served drinks or even food. In fact, a patron was awarded $750,000 by an Atlantic County jury after he suffered chemical burns to his stomach and esophagus.

'Fatal Attraction' to highlight cop murder case

On Aug. 14, the murder of a Georgia police officer was highlighted on a television crime show called "Fatal Attraction". The 34-year-old African American officer was shot and killed in her East Point residence by an estranged partner over the Fourth of July weekend in 2013.

Person dies after fair ride malfunctions

Georgia residents that enjoy fairs might have heard a pendulum ride at a state fair in Ohio stopped working correctly, and some riders were flung from the ride. An 18-year-old man was killed in the July 26 accident. Seven other victims were injured in the accident, and three were in critical condition.

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