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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West Palm Beach Attorneys Successfully Prevailed on their Motion for Final Summary Judgment in “Out of State Coverage” PIP Matter

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on July 8, 2022

West Palm Beach attorneys Melissa McDavitt and Madison O'Connell successfully prevailed on their Motion for Final Summary Judgment. In granting the Defendant’s Motion, the Court found the policy of insurance is not ambiguous as to the “Out of State Coverage” provision, nor has the Plaintiff articulated any ambiguities. The “Out of State Coverage” provision is clearly and purposefully placed under the Liabilities portion of the policy. The “Out of State Coverage” provision is not applicable to the policy at large and is not specifically applicable to the PIP Statute.

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