Category Archives: Premises Liability

Our Macon slip and fall attorneys want you to know your rights, so we have posted stories about premises liability here.

Is the Turf at Your Child’s School Safe?

Are the turfs at your child’s school safe? A recent study of artificial turf shows that children playing on this kind of turf are at higher risk of concussion, injury and even serious illness. The study looked at several fields and parks in Washington, D.C. and found that, due to lack of replacement over time, artificial turfs can become tougher. This leads to a lack of cushioning during falls, causing harder impacts and leading to traumatic brain injury and broken bones. Furthermore, some turfs are made with crumb rubber, the tiny black crumbs that help support the blades on artificial turf. This product could expose athletes to potentially dangerous chemicals and carcinogens. Those crumbs are made from natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black and other petroleum products – essentially, old tires. Injured on an Unsafe Field? Artificial turf has come under legal fire in the past for causing serious injuries….
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After Ferris Wheel Injuries, Owners Say Victims Are to Blame

In 2016, three girls were riding in a Ferris wheel in Greene County, Tennessee when their gondola tipped forward. All three fell out of the gondola and suffered injuries. Now, the owners of the Georgia-based company that owns the Ferris wheel are saying that one of the girls was to blame. A lawsuit was filed against Ruby and Dominic Macaroni, owners of Family Attractions, the company that owns the Ferris wheel, and the two claim that they have no liability. According to the couple’s response, one of the girls stood up on the ride and rocked the gondola. The company also denied it employed the man who was operating the ride at the time as well as the supervisor of assembly, repair, maintenance, operation and disassembly of the ride. The three girls suffered varying degrees of injury. One was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Another broke bones in…
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Georgia University Implements Bed Rails After Freak Accident

Two years ago, a student named Clark Jacobs fell from his lofted bed at a Georgia Tech fraternity house. He landed head-first and fractured his skull as a result. The injury led to a stroke and the need for intense rehabilitation to perform even basic tasks. After the injury, Clark’s mother started a nonprofit called Rail Against the Danger (RAD), which advocates for colleges to provide bed rails to protect students from falls. The group’s work has led to the University System of Georgia offering, for the first time, bed safety rails to students at no cost. RAD seeks for bed rails to be mandated, but the University System’s acknowledgement of the issue is an important first step. According to RAD, there are approximately 36,000 cases of loft bed/bunk bed related injuries annually among children and young adults up to 21 years old. It is estimated that 450 people die…
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