Premises Liability

Heart Disease can Exacerbate Slip and Fall Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 13, 2022

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease may be at a higher risk of suffering from slip and fall accidents that expose them to serious personal injury. According to a new study whose results were published in the journal Circulation:  Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes,  more research is needed to understand the causes of increased fall risks in […]

How Adaptive Cruise Control Could Actually Increase Risk of Speeding Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 24, 2021

Cruise control technology allows motorists to drive at safe speeds. However, a more advanced version called adaptive cruise control could actually encourage motorists to drive at excess speeds, increasing the chances of being involved in an accident. According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorists using adaptive cruise control often […]

Nightclub Safety and Liability Issues

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 14, 2019

Downtown Atlanta has no shortage of bars, clubs and other nightspots.  Patrons of these establishment need to know that while they are great places to unwind and have some fun, they must also be aware that these places can often be crime and injury magnets. Nightclub owners must make sure that their premises are safe […]

Wet Floor Slip and Falls Accidents Cause Serious Injuries

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 8, 2019

There have been some cases in the news recently about claims for personal injuries after slip and fall accidents against national retailers and hotel chains.  In one case, a customer in the retail store H&M in Pennsylvania slipped and fell on a wet floor at the entrance.  In another case, a guest at a Hyatt […]

What is Comparative Negligence and How Can It Impact my Slip and Fall Claim?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 1, 2019

When you have suffered an injury as the result of a slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. However, Georgia law has a provision called comparative negligence that essentially allows for a reduction of your compensation if it is found that you, the injured party, were responsible for […]

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 13, 2014

While Halloween is a holiday, second only to Christmas, to which kids (and kids at heart alike) look forward to, it is also rife with opportunities for personal injury. From decorations to costumes to food safety, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. For many adults, some of the most fun to be had comes […]

Fatal Stadium Fall at Atlanta Braves Game Leads to Premises Liability Questions for Patrons

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 14, 2013

When sports fans enter sports arenas, the one thing that is the furthest from their minds is the possibility of a slip and fall accident. Instead their minds are on things like their favorite players, the winning odds, consuming inglorious amounts of stadium food and libations, and experiencing a level of camaraderie with perfect strangers […]

Georgia Supreme Court Elects to Uphold State Tort Reform Law That Divvies Up Damage Awards To Plaintiffs In Premises Liability Cases

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 23, 2012

A small victory for property owners took place in the legal arena this summer. In July, Georgia’s Supreme Court upheld the validity of a key tort reform law that permits juries to consider “the fault of [a personal injury plaintiff’s] assailants and apportion the amount of the damages based on the percentage of all those […]

Wrongful Death Suits in Virginia Tech Shootings Successful: School Found Negligent Due to Premises Liability

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 19, 2012

Five years after a campus shooting spree left 33 dead and numerous injured, a jury has finally weighed in on a negligence suit filed by the parents of two of the deceased. This week jurors sided with the families, finding that Virginia Tech was negligent when it delayed warning students and faculty that a shooter […]

Cruise Line Ship Safety Called Into Question after Captain Abandons Ship

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 20, 2012

The safety of cruise ships is once again being called into question after a captain’s recent error led to a deadly crash in a reef. The Costa Concordia, which grounded of the coast of Italy before capsizing, has been making sensational headlines ever since. Officials are still endeavoring to discover exactly what happened in the […]