Tag Archives: negligence
Family of Escalator Accident Victim Files Lawsuit Against Alaska Airline
The family of an elderly woman who died of her injuries after an escalator accident at the Portland, Oregon airport recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the airline and its wheelchair assistance contractor over the tragic incident. The family of the 75-year-old woman and great-grandmother allege that the airline and its contractor were… Read More »
Restaurant Liability for Dangerous Conditions
Dangerous conditions can make a business unsafe for people who visit the business. In a restaurant, slippery floors due to uncleaned spills and failure to post signs of a dangerous walkway, hallway, or room, for example are common scenarios that can lead to grave injury and even death of restaurant patrons. The following post… Read More »
Corporate Liabilities in Georgia Trucking Accidents
Earlier this year, CBS News Atlanta reported that Bryan County’s district attorney would not prosecute the trucking company involved in the crash that killed five Georgia Southern nursing students last spring. The Mississippi-based trucking company established a scholarship fund in honor of the victims in exchange for the dropping of the criminal charges. The… Read More »
Old Buildings, Collapsing Facades, and Georgia Premises Liability Law
An Atlanta woman was hospitalized recently after part of a building facade collapsed on her. The building in question is part of a strip mall. The fallen awning caused damage to cars outside and even trapped people inside a business as debris blocked the doorways. According to reports, a crew had been working on… Read More »
Georgia Appellate Court Denies State Sovereign Immunity Claim
Many State Agencies and Employees Have Immunity From Tort Actions but Immunity May Be Waived in Certain Circumstances A Georgia Appellate court recently denied a state agency’s claim of sovereign immunity in a case involving the controlled burn of land situated near a highway. The controlled burn produced a substantial amount of smoke that… Read More »
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Georgia?
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Georgia? Recently, our firm experienced a victory over a negligent doctor who wrongly prescribed a dangerous drug and failed to provide adequate treatment of care in monitoring the patient for any side effects. The doctor’s actions constituted a breach in the doctor’s duty of care to the patient resulting… Read More »
Death of an At-Fault Driver: Who Will Pay for Your Injuries?
Death of an At-Fault Driver: Who Will Pay for Your Injuries? It is common sense to think that if you are hit by another car and the other driver is at fault that you should seek compensation from the driver. After all, the other driver is the one who caused the car accident; he… Read More »