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Atlanta truck drivers are professionals and treated as such

Imagine a huge tractor-trailer bearing down on you in your rear-view mirror. You look to your left and right, but you are blocked in by other vehicles. Relentlessly, the truck keeps coming, and you realize you are about to be hit by a ton of metal and fuel traveling at a high rate of speed. While this is a hypothetical situation, it is all too real for many Atlanta drivers. Due to the city's central location and the convergence of a few interstate highways, Atlanta drivers experience a high volume of commercial vehicle traffic.

What is the difference between an invitee and licensee?

A few weeks ago, this blog laid out some of the basic common law concepts that underpin premises liability law. While those concepts remain good background on the subject, in Georgia, there are statutory considerations that may modify some of the ideas that are normally used in this area of law. One of those facets that Georgia's statutory framework modifies is the definitions of, and legal duties land owners owe to, invitees and licensees.

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident?

Slip-and-fall accidents in Atlanta are totally unexpected events for a customer. No one expects to slip on something in the grocery store, mall or parking lot while they are out shopping. These accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths. Our law firm focuses on premises liability cases and helping customers who were unexpectedly injured.

When can a restaurant be liable for slip-and-fall accidents?

Whether it is a quick stop at your favorite fast-food restaurant during your lunch break, or a more leisurely dinner spent at one of Georgia's finest eating establishments, most restaurant patrons expect delicious food and good service. What they may not expect is that they could be seriously injured in a restaurant, due to a slip-and-fall accident. Such accidents can leave a person seriously injured, causing the person to incur hefty medical bills, experience tremendous pain and suffering, and miss out on lost wages. When this happens, a person may wonder if they can pursue a premises liability lawsuit against the restaurant.

Why are injuries so common at Kroger?

At a Kroger just outside Atlanta, a woman reached into a refrigerated display case and ended up with more than $6,000 in medical bills. She was shopping for cream cheese. Unfortunately, a cascade of biscuit tubes came loose and hit her in the face. She suffered scratches to her cornea, and complains of ongoing headaches and neck pain. She is suing for more than $1 million in damages.

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