Premises Liability

$2.25 Million
Wrongful Death
This is believed to be the highest settlement in Georgia for the swimming pool / drowning death of a toddler. The victim, a three-year-old child, went into the pool area of an apartment complex, fell into the pool, and drowned. The pool gate was defective, did not self-close, and violated the county pool ordinance. The apartment complex had been repeatedly cited for defective pool gates and never made appropriate repairs.

1996 Atlanta Olympic Bombing

The Firm served as appeals counsel for a group of 40+ victims of the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The firm succeeded in twice having case-ending rulings made by the trial court overruled in the appellate courts.

$1 Million
Construction Site
A worker was struck and pinned against a wall by a negligently operated backhoe – causing severe lacerations and injuries. Two prior law firms had rejected the case as unmeritorious due to workers compensation immunity.

Car Wreck / Wrongful Death / Construction Site
A sixteen-year-old girl drifted off the shoulder of a newly repaved road. She encountered a steep drop-off from the road surface to the dirt shoulder causing her to lose control and be killed in a one-car wreck. Since there were no witnesses and the wreck had to be reconstructed from circumstantial evidence, the case was exceedingly difficult. The result helped lead to safer procedures by the Department of Transportation and local governments in maintaining safe roadways.

$1.3 Million
Burn Injury
A toddler suffered severe burns when she climbed onto an open oven door causing the stove to tip over, spilling hot grease onto the child. Plaintiff proved that stove tip-over is a known risk requiring that the stove be secured to prevent tipping over.

$1.8 Million
Burn Injury
A young woman rented an apartment and noticed the smell of gas in the kitchen. A repairman came, opened the oven, and struck a match. The resulting explosion caused severe burn injuries to the tenant.

Burn Injury
A house fire occurred due to defective lighting manufactured in China.

Burn Injury
A welder suffered second degree burns when he was instructed to weld on top of an empty crude oil holding tank. The company failed to secure the area or shut down crude oil operations in a nearby tank.

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