In Georgia, property owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of occupants and the public. Under Georgia’s premises liability law, property owners and managers of public spaces such as restaurants, malls, and grocery stores must keep their property free of hazards.
Georgia’s premises liability laws hold property owners and/or managers responsible for any injuries that an individual sustains or accidents that occur on their site. One of the critical elements of premises liability claims is proving that the property owner or manager could’ve prevented the accident or incident on their property through better safety measures. The most common premises liability claims in Atlanta, GA involve slip and fall accidents, but there are many other forms of property liability for which the owner or manager can be charged.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
Many people in Atlanta, GA spend most of their time on property owned or managed by others. For that reason, there’s a high likelihood that an accident occurs in businesses, amusement parks, schools, and stores. These claims include, but not limited to:
- Accidents on construction sites
- Slipping on icy or wet surfaces
- Tripping over uneven flooring
- Willful neglect on the part of the property owner, manager or another third party
- Injuries sustained from animal attacks (for example, dog bites)
- No warning or markings announcing potentially hazardous conditions
- Fires and explosions
- Swimming pool injuries
- Lead poisoning
- Inadequate security
- Exposure to hazardous materials
You have the right to seek compensation for your injury when you sustain an injury due to negligent property management. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident that happened on someone else’s property and you feel the owner/manager of that property could’ve made the premises safer, you have a right to take legal action.
The experienced premises liability attorneys in Atlanta can help you hold the negligent property owner or manager responsible and securing the compensation that you deserve to make a full recovery.
What Damages are Recoverable in Atlanta Premises Liability Claims?
Singleton Law Firm LLC has secured financial settlements for several Atlanta residents in premises liability claims. The following are some of the common damages that a premises liability claim can pursue:
- Physical therapy
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future lost wages
- Wrongful death (in case you lose your loved one)
Premises Liability Claims and Legal Help
Premises liability laws vary depending on the state that you live in, and the court determines liability based on the status of the injured party—that is, whether that person was on the premises legally. Determining liability in a slip and fall accident or other liability cases is complex and can be difficult to prove.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury or death on someone else’s property through no fault of your own, it’s necessary to seek the help of a qualified attorney who has the knowledge and experience to investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, protect your rights and interests and assist you to get the compensation you deserve.
Please contact (770) 889-6010 Singleton Law Firm LLC today for a complimentary consultation. Our premises liability attorney will offer you a realistic and full evaluation of your case.