When personal injury lawsuits are filed over slip-and-fall accidents in Georgia and around the country, duty of care arguments are usually made by both the plaintiffs and the defendants. Plaintiffs may claim that premises owners did not meet their duty of care because they did not take all reasonable steps to prevent the accident in question from occurring. Defendants could respond by arguing that accident victims did not meet their duty of care because they failed to take reasonable steps to avoid obvious dangers. When these arguments are not very persuasive, slip-and-fall cases may be settled before court proceedings begin.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in some of the most unexpected places for people in Atlanta, from major public venues to a local shopping mall. In one case, magician David Copperfield and the Las Vegas hotel that hosted his performance are being sued due to an injury received by an audience participant in one of the illusions performed. A British tourist sued Copperfield after he says he slipped and fell backstage after being randomly selected to take part in an illusion.