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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 12/16)

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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Extension of Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employer Tax Credit

Though the FFCRA’s mandatory requirements that employers pay for employee leave related to COVID-19 ended on December 31, 2020, the FFCRA is still in play. To learn more on the extension of the FFCRA click the link below!   Extension of Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employer Tax Credit

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Vickers Admitted to Georgia State Bar

Carr Allison’s Heath Vickers has been admitted to the Georgia State Bar. Great Job! To learn more about Heath, click here!

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