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Chattanooga Jury Awards Plaintiff $332,885 After Tripping Over Skateboard

Plaintiff was shopping at a retail store in Chattanooga. While shopping, plaintiff failed to see a skateboard on the floor in the aisle. Plaintiff’s foot hit the skateboard and he fell to the ground. He broke his elbow. The retailer denied knowledge of the hazard and asserted the presence of the skateboard was open and obvious. The retailer also stipulated to plaintiff’s medicals ($72,412) and lost wages ($25,472). Plaintiff also claimed $225,000 in pain and suffering. The jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $332,885, but assessed 35% of the fault against the plaintiff. A judgment was entered against the retailer less the 35% reduction for plaintiff’s comparative fault.

Sean W. Martin, is a shareholder in the Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Carr Allison.  Sean can be reached at or (423) 648-9834.


COVID-19 Response Team and Resources (Updated 7/20)

Below are links to all the resources about COVID-19.  If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 and your obligations as an employer, please do not hesitate to contact someone on our Carr Allison COVID-19 Response Team.   Carr Allison Resource Teams Carr Allison Response Team: Click Here Carr Allison Workers’ Compensation […]

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Barkas and Weaver Obtain Summary Judgment

Shareholder Chris Barkas and Associate Kyle Weaver of Carr Allison’s Tallahassee (FL) office won a Motion for Summary Judgment on a wrongful death claim involving a construction zone accident.  The firm’s client, a tow truck company, was called in to lift a street sweeper to allow rescue personnel to extract […]

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Carr Allison Welcomes Summer Clerks in Jacksonville

Meet Carr Allison’s talented 2020 law clerks.  These students will work alongside attorneys and staff in our Jacksonville (FL) office to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of law and experience life at Carr Allison first-hand. (L-R): Joseph Endicott, rising 3L at Florida State University; Nick O’Leary, rising 3L […]

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