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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.

Young family fighting to recover from devastating traffic wreck

A 23-year-old man has become a temporary resident of Atlanta. He is unlikely to enjoy his stay, however, as he struggles with severe injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He spends his time at the Shepherd Center, working hard toward spinal cord injury rehabilitation. A few weeks ago, he was driving a work truck in Columbus County, North Carolina, when a car blew through a stop sign and smashed into his truck. The violent collision knocked the truck off of the road, where it overturned and landed in a ditch. 

Two approaches to medical malpractice litigation

The divergent approaches to errors made in the health care industry are evident in two stories. In the first story, a woman entered a hospital for a routine hysterectomy, fully expecting to be released the following day.Instead, a series of medical errors resulted in her spending weeks in a coma, undergoing five operations and being left with permanent injuries. When she asked her doctor and hospital staff for an explanation of what went wrong, she was met with silence. 

Chain-reaction crashes north of Atlanta result in fatality

It is less than an hour's drive north of Atlanta to get to Woodstock. The Cherokee County town was a few days ago the site of a four-vehicle chain-reaction series of crashes along S.R. 140/Hickory Flat Highway.A 21-year-old man was killed in the early evening crash that began when a car driven westward by a 44-year-old woman crossed the center line of the highway. Her vehicle slammed head on into the vehicle driven by the young man, who was driving eastbound, police said. 

Tenth anniversary of Atlanta bus crash

With the eyes of a proud dad, he watched his son play second base with skill and joy. From Little League to high school and on to Bluffton University, the son kept swinging a bat and flashing a glove. But these days, the early days of spring evoke grief for the father, who misses his son today as much as he did a decade ago when tragedy struck. That is when the Bluffton University baseball team bus crashed through an interstate overpass onto I-75 below, just outside of Atlanta. Seven died in the bus crash that day, including David Betts, the man's son. Twenty-eight others were injured in the wreck. 

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