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Property owners' responsibility when customers get hurt

When people go to an event or a store, they could wind up seriously injured in a slip and fall accident. In some cases, these accidents are caused when people fall because business owners fail to take proper care of their property, putting their customers at risk. Each year, thousands of people are injured across the country by falling on floors, stairs or other surfaces, and these injuries can be serious. Something as simple as uneven ground that is not clearly marked can pose a hazard.

Man pursues lawsuit after magic show injury

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious personal injuries for people in Georgia who have fallen due to unsafe conditions in a public place. These kinds of accidents can happen almost anywhere from a mall or restaurant to a major public event. In one case, a participant in a magic show performed by celebrity magician David Copperfield has filed a suit after being injured. The man, a British tourist, slipped and fell and sustained an injury after he was selected at random to serve as an audience participant.

Factors in slip and fall claims

Under civil law, residents of Georgia who are injured on another's property can file a premises liability claim against the property owner. Slip and fall claims are a kind of premises liability claim, and they cover accidents caused by inadequate facilities, inadequate warning signs or equipment malfunction.

Man awarded $7.5M for Walmart watermelon accident

Georgia big box shoppers may have heard that an Alabama jury awarded $7.5 million to a man who injured while shopping at Walmart. The 61-year-old man reportedly had his foot become trapped under a pallet that contained a box of watermelons as he was trying to grab one in 2015. He fell, causing his hip to break.

Slip and falls linked to poor slip resistance on flooring

There are steps that Georgia business owners can take to prevent slip-and-fall accidents from occurring. CNA Financial Corporation has released the Slip and Fall Study Report after analyzing the slip-and-fall liability claims it received between January 2010 and December 2016. The authors came to several important conclusions.

More can be done to reduce slip and fall injuries

Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of workplace injuries in Georgia and around the country according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a study conducted by a leading industrial absorbent company suggests that property owners and building managers are not doing nearly enough to protect their workers and visitors. The New Pig report also claims that some of the steps commonly taken by businesses to reduce slip and fall accidents and injuries are actually making the problem worse rather than better.

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