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Slip and Fall Accidents at Atlanta Businesses

Premises Liability Attorney for Slip and Fall Accident in Atlanta, Georgia

When an Atlanta resident decides to open a small business, they take on a measure of potential liability for what happens to those members of the public while they are on the property. This includes liability for a slip and fall accident inside or outside the store. Legally, this is known as premises liability, and…

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Federal District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Publix in Premises Liability Case

A common issue that arises in slip-and-fall litigation is whether the business owner had knowledge of the foreign substance on which a plaintiff slipped and fell. Given that employees are generally not inclined to acknowledge their actual knowledge of the dangerous condition, plaintiffs must typically use direct or circumstantial evidence to show “constructive knowledge” of…

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Georgia Court of Appeals Examines Liability for Independent Contractor in Macon Premises Liability Case

It is quite common for modern businesses to contract out maintenance or cleaning responsibilities to third-party entities that specialize in providing those services. Although this outsourcing of responsibility may help make business function more efficiently, the wide array of possible contractual relationships can create confusion when a person is injured as a result of the…

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Breach of Contract or Premises Liability?

When initially pleading a case, attorneys will typically maintain a litigant’s injury is compensable under several distinct theories of liability. However, as the Georgia Court of Appeals recent decision in Demott v. Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah, Inc. demonstrates, alternative pleading, although often efficacious, does not assure recovery. The plaintiff in Demott was injured in…

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Georgia Court of Appeals Examines Effect of Franchise Relationship in Premises Liability Suit

A key complication that arises in many personal injury suits, especially premises liability suits, is the existence of a franchise relationship. Although many consumers do not see the functional difference between a business that is directly run by the larger corporate entity and those that are run pursuant to a franchise agreement, the existence of…

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