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The McAleer Law Firm is pleased to announce a $1.16 million judgment in favor of our client in the case of Craig Franklin as guardian of Wanda Franklin v. Ryan’s Hope, LLC, et al.

Mrs. Wanda Franklin was severely and permanently injured from a fall out a second story window while residing in Ryan’s Hope, LLC, a personal care home.  The Franklins alleged Ryan’s Hope was negligent in failing to have adequate safety procedures and/or devices in place to prevent such falls from occurring.

Katherine L. Jackson, an attorney at The McAleer Law Firm, stressed the permanent damage caused to Mrs. Franklin in her argument before Judge Nancy Bills in the State Court of Rockdale County.  Judge Bills on November 21, 2013, awarded a lump sum of $1,160,976.69 in damages.

When property owners become neglectful, they can unknowingly create a dangerous situation. “Slip and fall” accidents can happen anywhere. Falls that occur inside could be the result of bad flooring, wet walkways, poorly lit steps, or hidden defects. Icy patches, cracks in the sidewalk, weather-related conditions, and potholes are the most common causes of slip and fall accidents outdoors.

Fortunately, falls often result in minor injuries that heal quickly. However, slip and fall accidents have caused severe, debilitating problems, including head, brain, and spinal cord injury, herniated disc, bone fractures or breaks, and sprains. The neck, shoulder, and knee are also major areas prone to injury during a fall.

Property owners with dangerous conditions on their premises may be liable for accidents if they are aware of the conditions and take no action to fix them. The most common conditions attributed to owner negligence include:

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