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Woman trips over pothole, seeks compensation in Forsyth County


August 19, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — After a woman tripped in a hole, she suffered injuries that she wants the building owner to pay for, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report.

On Aug. 8, a woman told deputies she had tripped over a pothole in the sidewalk and had to go to the hospital.

At about 2 p.m. on July 31, the woman said she was walking by North Georgia Cabinets, 1712 Atlanta Highway, and tripped over a 5-foot by 4-foot deep pothole.

She said her husband called 911 and she was eventually taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth. She said she spent about three hours at the hospital where she was treated for four broken teeth, cuts on her mouth and face and sprained arms.

She said she and her husband have been unable to contact the owner of the building about providing liability insurance information.

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    Personal Responsibility?
    August 20, 2013 | 09:10 AM

    I'm sorry this woman was hurt. The injuries sound painful. While businesses have a duty to maintain their property, individuals also have a basic duty to pay attention to where they are walking. It's very hard to miss a 5 foot by 4 foot deep hole and 'trip' in or over it unless you simply aren't looking where you're walking. Instead of taking personal responsibility for the situation, she's passing the buck to the insurance company and that cost eventually gets passed on to the rest of us.

    bt6785
    Alpharetta
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    Personal Responsibility?
    August 20, 2013 | 09:10 AM

    I'm sorry this woman was hurt. The injuries sound painful. While businesses have a duty to maintain their property, individuals also have a basic duty to pay attention to where they are walking. It's very hard to miss a 5 foot by 4 foot deep hole and 'trip' in or over it unless you simply aren't looking where you're walking. Instead of taking personal responsibility for the situation, she's passing the buck to the insurance company and that cost eventually gets passed on to the rest of us.

    bt6785
    Alpharetta
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    Personal Responsibility II
    August 21, 2013 | 01:49 PM

    I've got 20 bucks (that I found on the floor behind a trash can) that says she was texting/talking when she 'tripped over' the hole.

    Old Phart
    A-Town
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    Wasting the cops time....
    August 26, 2013 | 01:15 PM

    What's worse is that she wasted tax payer funds, law enforcement time to file a report. Tripping , whether your fault or not , is not a cop problem. This entire matter is civil not criminal. While the deputy was listening to your story about a hole , numerous crimes could have been committed.


    Tony
    Alpharetta
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