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Signs You May Have Been the Victim of Negligent Security

By Butler Prather LLP on December 29, 2023

Businesses are always trying to save money, but when they skimp on security, the results can be tragic. Poorly lit parking garages, unlocked gates, the lack of qualified security personnel, and other lapses in security create circumstances where people get seriously injured.

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Vicarious Liability in Georgia

By Butler Prather LLP on August 11, 2021

Can one person be held liable for the actions of another person? Absolutely. It is entirely possible for an individual, company, or entity to be held responsible for the actions of another individual. This is called vicarious liability. When it comes to personal injury cases, it is important to understand that there may be various parties to hold liability for causing an injury. In some cases, even though one individual may cause harm to another, there may be someone else who has responsibility for that individual. For example, parents typically have responsibility for the actions of their children. Vicarious liability,…

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When Restaurants Can Be Responsible for Illness and Injury

By Butler Prather LLP on May 17, 2021

Anytime you go out to eat with your friends or family, the last thing that you expect is that someone will sustain an injury or illness. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of restaurant owners or employees cause harm to patrons. Here, we want to discuss when restaurants can be held liable for illnesses or injuries sustained by their guests. What we will see is that these incidents usually fall under the theory of premises liability, which means restaurant owners and operators owe a duty of care to those who have a right to be at…

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What is a Toxic Tort?

By Butler Prather LLP on May 5, 2021

What happens if a person is injured due to exposure to a dangerous substance? This can be a challenging question to answer, and the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation of exposure will be very important. In some situations, individuals harmed due to exposure to a dangerous substance may need to file a toxic torts lawsuit in Georgia. These cases can become incredibly complicated. Here, we want to briefly discuss how toxic tort injuries occur as well as why an attorney is necessary for these cases. Toxic Tort Claim Basics People who have been exposed to hazardous materials or…

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Grocery Store Slip and Falls

By Butler Prather LLP on April 7, 2021

Any time a person goes to the grocery store, the last thing they expect is that they will sustain an injury caused by a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, grocery stores offer a plethora of risks when it comes to these types of injuries. Grocery stores are busy hives of activity, and it is not uncommon for slip and fall hazards to arise. Here, we want to discuss the most common causes of grocery store slip and falls, who can be held liable for these incidents, and whether or not injury victims can secure compensation. Most Common Causes of Georgia…

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Above-ground Swimming Pool Laws & Regulations in Georgia

By Butler Prather LLP on December 2, 2020

When the weather starts to heat up in Georgia, pools become more popular. Nothing beats back the hot Georgia weather like a backyard swimming pool. While many Georgians have in-ground pools at their homes, above-ground pools are becoming more and more popular. Their popularity springs from the fact that they cost less than in-ground pools and can be installed in a fraction of the time. Above-ground pools are also incredibly convenient for smaller yards where a large in-ground pool just simply would not work. However, it is important to understand that there are laws and regulations surrounding above-ground pools in…

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Injured On Private Property In Atlanta While Trespassing

By Butler Prather LLP on February 18, 2020

Premises liability laws generally maintain that property owners have a duty to ensure that their properties are reasonably safe for those who have a right to be there. Visitors who enter a premises legally are referred to as invitees or licensees. In general, property owners are liable for injuries to visitors if they suffer injuries while on the owner’s premises if those injuries are caused by the property owner’s negligent or careless actions. However, the law becomes more complicated when it comes to trespassers who do not have a legal right to be on a person’s property. Generally, property owners…

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What is an Attractive Nuisance?

By Butler Prather LLP on October 24, 2019

Some things just seem to call out to kids and say, “Come onto the property and play.” This can include various attractions like pools, playground equipment, other toys, and more. These items work like a magnet, but they can also present dangers. They can be so dangerous that they become an “attractive nuisance.” Properly defining attractive nuisance Children are naturally curious and tend to be more reckless when it comes to decision making. These predispositions can lead to serious trouble, especially when they are wandering the neighborhood alone or with friends. Kids can wander onto someone else’s property and get…

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Can a Hotel or Resort be Liable for a Personal Injury Claim?

By Butler Prather LLP on October 3, 2019

There are plenty of hotels and resorts in Georgia, and millions of tourists stop in the state annually. One of the best parts of a hotel, for many people, is going to a swim in the hotel pool. They are relaxing, especially after a long day around town. However, there are risks associated with swimming in a pool at a hotel. This can include: A slip and fall injury Drowning or near-drowning Getting sucked into a broken drain Injuries from broken or rusty ladders What are the duties of a hotel or resort? A hotel or resort has a general…

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Who is Liable for My Child’s High School Sports Injury?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 1, 2019

If you have kids in middle or high school involved in sports, then you know there are risks of injuries. You may have even dealt with a few. However, sometimes high school sports injuries are severe. You need to know if anyone is liable if a serious injury does occur. What are the most common school sports injuries? Many people automatically think of football when they think of sports injuries, but serious injuries can happen in any sports or recreation activity. This includes baseball, basketball, cheerleading, track, lacrosse, and more. With millions of teens participating in high school athletics all…

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