Georgia Slip and Fall Verdicts and Settlements
YEAR / STATE
CASE / INJURY SUMMARY
2020 – Georgia
A woman slipped and fell into a water meter while walking on an Atlanta sidewalk. She suffered personal injuries. The woman alleged that the City of Atlanta’s negligence caused them. She claimed it improperly trained its employees on inspecting and maintaining the sidewalk. The woman settled with the city for $98,000.
$98,000 – Settlement
2019 – Georgia
A woman slipped and fell on spilled gasoline while outside of a QuikTrip gas station. She suffered personal injuries. The woman alleged that QuikTrip’s negligence caused her injuries. She claimed they failed to maintain and timely clean the premises. QuikTrip denied liability. They argued that its employees did not know of the spill. The Fulton County jury found the woman 40 percent liable and QuikTrip 60 percent liable. They awarded her $52,000.
$52,000 – Verdict
2018 – Georgia
A man stopped at a QuikTrip while on his way to work. He slipped and fell on black ice after exiting his car. The man suffered left leg and knee injuries. He underwent extensive surgeries. The man alleged that QuikTrip’s negligence caused his injuries. He claimed its employees failed to maintain safe premises, warn of black ice, and properly remove it. QuikTrip denied negligence. It argued comparative negligence. The Fulton County jury found the man 20 percent liable and QuikTrip 80 percent liable. They awarded him $650,000.
$650,000 – Verdict
2017 – Georgia
A woman participated in a running race held at a public park in Atlanta. After the event, she stepped on a maintenance hole cover that flipped over. The woman then fell into the maintenance hole. She suffered personal injuries. The woman alleged that the City of Atlanta’s failure to repair the defective cover caused them. This case settled for $45,000.
$45,000 – Settlement
2017 – Georgia
A man slipped and fell on a water puddle while at a Kroger. He suffered permanent injuries. The man and his wife alleged that Kroger’s negligence caused his injuries. They claimed it failed to clean the puddle and train its employees on maintaining safe premises. Kroger denied liability. They argued comparative negligence. The Douglas County jury awarded the man $700,000.
$700,000 – Verdict
2017 – Georgia
A woman fell into an uncovered maintenance hole. She suffered personal injuries. The woman alleged that the City of Atlanta’s failure to properly maintain the maintenance hole caused her injuries. This case settled for $15,000.
$15,000 – Settlement
2016 – Georgia
A woman slipped and fell on a defective sidewalk outside of a Marriott hotel in Atlanta. She suffered personal injuries. The woman alleged that the City of Atlanta and Marriott’s failure to properly maintain and inspect the sidewalk caused her injuries. This case settled for $100,000.
$100,000 – Settlement
2015 – Georgia
A man slipped on rocks and gravel intended for ice traction while at a transit station. He suffered a knee injury. The man underwent surgical repairs. The man alleged that the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)’s failure to maintain safe premises caused his knee injury. A Fulton County jury awarded him a $125,000 verdict.
$125,000 – Verdict
2014 – Georgia
A 68-year-old woman tripped and fell over a cart stop bumper while shopping at Marshalls. The woman fractured her shoulder. She was immobile for several weeks. The woman suffered 13 percent permanent impairment to her left arm and 8 percent to her whole body. She alleged that Marshalls’ negligent placing of the cart stop bumper next to the restroom caused her injuries. Marshalls denied liability. It argued comparative negligence. A Gwinnett County jury awarded the woman a $90,000 verdict.
$90,000 – Verdict