• Smith v. Found et al.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Agriculture
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Smith (Young Thagard Hoffman, Smith & Lawrence), Valdosta; William Purvis (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James King (Hudson King), Tifton; Joseph Hudson (Sims, Fleming, Hudson & Crosby), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1312

    Defendant was entitled to summary judgment in plaintiff's negligence action arising after her husband, a farm employee, died when he was pinned under a tractor tire while trying to remove it by himself, because the employee assumed the risk of injury as a matter of law and had equal or greater knowledge of the hazardous condition.