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Category Archives: Premises Liability

Swimming Pool Accidents — When can you Sue?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), every year nearly 300 small children and toddlers drown in swimming pools. For every child who dies from drowning, another five children are admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal submersion injuries. Many of these injuries are severe, leading to lifelong debilitation and expensive medical treatment. When injuries … Read More

Georgia Slip and Fall

Imagine you are in a grocery store. You slip and fall on a piece of cabbage. Will the grocery store pay for your injuries? The answer to that question depends on the results of a premises liability claim. This kind of claim involves a lawsuit where a person alleges that he or she suffered an … Read More

Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

On June 23, 40-year-old motorcyclist Francisco Oscar Ramirez of Doraville, Georgia, was killed in front of a Family Dollar store when an oncoming driver tried to make a left-hand turn into the store’s parking lot and struck him. According to The Hurt Report, a 1981 national study on motorcycle accident cause factors, “The most frequent … Read More

Georgia’s Dog Bite Law

Georgia ranks ninth in the country for dog bite claims. State Farm reports that in 2012, it paid out a total of $3.3 million for 121 dog bite claims in Georgia alone. Dog bites are among the leading causes of injury to children between the ages of five and 14. Despite these statistics, Georgia’s dog … Read More

Types Of Spinal Cord Injuries

For funnyman Darrell Hammond, who famously portrayed Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live, his recent car crash-induced back injury was no laughing matter. When his car collided with another vehicle, both his back and ribs were injured. Now, Hammond’s lawyers are suing the other driver. They attest that Hammond has been unable to stand for … Read More

Georgia Boating Safety – Protect Yourself on Lake Lanier

The tragic boating deaths of three youths last summer on Lake Lanier prompted the Georgia state legislature to pass harsher safety laws. On April 23, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 136, which lowers the legal blood alcohol limit for boating from 0.10 to 0.08. The legal blood alcohol limit for boating under … Read More

Adequate Security Is Apartment Complex Managers’ Responsibility

A University of South Florida student was abducted and shot in the head three times during a carjacking at her apartment complex.  After finding that inadequate security at the complex allowed the criminals to enter the property, the jury awarded her $15.7 million. Nationwide, property owners who fail to provide adequate security are being held … Read More