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Whose Fault Is It If I Am Injured in a Deck Collapse?

A Georgia woman was recently awarded $500,000 after suffering serious injuries in a house deck collapse. The accident occurred in October 2014 during a party. The victim broke her leg in two places and claims that the pain has never gone away. The trial focused on the deck itself – its condition, who was responsible for its installation and maintenance and who should be held liable for its collapse. During the trial, a contractor who rebuilt the deck after it collapsed testified that the deck was rotten and not properly attached to the house. The victim’s representatives also noted that the owner had performed repair work on the deck’s most dangerous parts, but failed to properly complete all necessary repairs. The landlord said he was not responsible and blamed the renters, saying that they should have been aware of the state of the deck, but the jury ruled that the…
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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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