Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Theme Park Safety: Family Alleges Negligence Caused Injury

A Georgia woman is accusing Walt Disney Parks and Resort U.S. Inc. for injuries that her child suffered due to alleged negligence at Magic Kingdom. According to the complaint, in 2014, the child was boarding Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, a ride at the park, when an employee negligently slammed the ride’s safety device onto the child’s finger. The child suffered severe and permanent bodily injury according to the lawsuit. The plaintiff is blaming the park for negligence, claiming that Disney failed to train its employee on how to safely secure ride passengers as well as failure to warn of present dangers. They are asking for $15,000 or more. Theme Park Premises Liability Theme park operators have a duty of care to maintain all aspects of the park and to warn visitors if a dangerous condition exists. Failure to live up to this duty of care (a “breach” of duty)…
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What Do I Do If My Child Is Injured at Day Care?

What would you do if you brought your child home from day care and discovered that he or she was injured? This scenario recently occurred in Atlanta, when a woman arrived at her child’s care center to find a golf-ball sized knot on his head. The day care workers claimed that no one knew what had happened. Fearing that something had gone wrong, the mother took her child to the hospital, where X-rays revealed that the child, only one year old, had suffered a skull fracture. The Georgia Department of Early Learning is investigating the incident. The daycare has a history of violations, with at least 17 citations since 2013. These citations came from a variety of offenses, including failing to check fingerprint records for employees and for putting up fencing that was declared hazardous to children. The day care has since closed, claiming that low attendance, not neglect or…
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Recalled Car Seats May Endanger Your Child

Graco recently announced that it is recalling 25,000 of its car seats due to defects that could present a danger to your children. The My Ride 65 convertible car seats, which allow kids to ride rear-facing until they are 40 pounds and forward-facing until 65 pounds, may have problems with the webbing that make them unsafe for children in the event of a crash. The problem was discovered through independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is not the first recall of car seats by the company. In 2014, Graco recalled a staggering 3.8 million car seats due to buckles that made it extremely difficult to get kids out of a vehicle. Those defective car seats presented a risk for children in the event that they needed to evacuate, like in case of fire or submersion in water. If you own a Graco car seat, it…
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