Archive by Month: July 2022

Navigating Georgia's Premises Liability Laws

Posted in Legal Alerts on July 25, 2022

Property owners owe a duty of care to those who come onto their property when they hold their premises open to the public. Whether you own a business or any other type of establishment, someone who is injured on your property may try to sue you. Georgia law does not hold you automatically responsible by the mere fact that an injury occurred on your premises. Instead, a plaintiff would need to prove you were negligent. If they cannot meet their burden of proof, they cannot be awarded financial compensation. Below, we discuss Georgia’s premises liability laws in greater detail.

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Advancements in Trucking Technology: How AI Is Changing the Industry

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on July 19, 2022

Truck accident attorneys like to market their services by telling potential clients about how dangerous trucking is and how things are only getting worse each day. It is true that there are more trucks on the road and the industry is losing experienced drivers; however, emerging technologies are likely to have a significantly positive impact on truck safety. In particular, artificial intelligence will change the way operators drive their trucks, and tests show the use of this technology will greatly reduce truck accidents. In other words, an even better future for truck safety is just over the horizon.


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Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in a Late Reported Hurricane Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on July 18, 2022

Bill Mitchell was recently successful on a Motion for Final Summary Judgment.  The Court granted the Motion in favor of the insurer finding that as a result of the Insureds’ late reporting of their claim for Hurricane damages the insurer was entitled to a presumption of prejudice and that upon review of the evidence presented, the Insureds had failed to rebut the presumption of prejudice.  As such, there was no coverage for the Insureds’ loss and summary judgment was appropriate.  The Insurer will now be seeking an award of fees and costs as the result of an expired proposal for settlement.   

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Tallahassee Attorneys Prevail on Motion for Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on July 14, 2022

Joshua C. Canton, a partner in the firm's Tallahassee, Florida office, along with Justin B. Hales, an associate in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida office, recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a premises liability slip and fall accident in Leon County,  Florida where they argued that Plaintiff was a trespasser, and the Defendant breached no duty owed to the Plaintiff.

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Subrogation Partners Secure Large Recoveries on Behalf of Their Insurance Clients

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on July 13, 2022

Todd Feldman and Stuart Cohen, both partners in Conroy Simberg’s Subrogation Department, were able to secure a recovery of just under $1 million for their client, which paid its insured after a substantial water loss in a condominium.  The loss was caused due to the alleged negligence of a contractor that previously performed work in the condominium.  With only $2 million in available coverage and multiple-competing claims that substantially exceeded the limits of the target company, Conroy Simberg obtained nearly half of the available funds for its client with an early resolution, leaving several other claimants involved in complex and lengthy litigation to try to establish their claims against the contractor.  

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