Tennis lovers in Georgia may be interested in a recent lawsuit filed by Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard against the United States Tennis Association. Ms. Bouchard filed the civil lawsuit after she slipped and fell in a physiotherapy room, hitting her head and suffering a concussion.
Georgia employers may be interested in learning about the different ways that the risk of slip and fall incidents at the workplace can be reduced. According to published data, unsafe walking surfaces account for over 50 percent of the trips, slips and falls that occur at the workplace. The injuries typically happen as a result of the job site floor not being level, dry or clean at the time of the incident.
Georgia residents may be surprised to learn that injuries suffered in slip and fall mishaps are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States. While many of these injuries may be minor in nature, accidents involving falls claim the lives of approximately 17,000 Americans every year. Those injured in this kind of accident often seek civil remedies by filing a lawsuit, but establishing liability is sometimes challenging for them.
Popular food chain, Panera Bread, has been named as a defendant in a slip and fall lawsuit. The plaintiff claims he was walking on the sidewalk, trying to enter Panera Bread when he slipped and fell on "a thin, clear sheet of ice on the sidewalk."