In Georgia, an owner or occupier of land or a building has a legal duty to keep the premises and approaches of the property safe. When injury results from neglect of that duty, a claim for damages is recognized.
When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person's property, owners of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that their negligence led to the injury. If you've suffered an injury of this type which you believe may be a result the negligence of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
Injuries on properties can include those from:
Slip and fall accidents in stores, office buildings, hotels and apartment complexes
Dog bites or maulings
Assault, battery, rape or sexual assault
Serious injuries suffered in bars and nightclubs
In cases involving premises liability, plaintiffs must prove that the property owners failed to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. Property owners have a duty to anticipate the negligence or intentional conduct of others which is foreseeable to them. If a property owner has knowledge of a dangerous condition, he or she must provide preventive security measures to try and protect individuals coming on their property.
If you believe you've suffered an injury due to a property owner's negligence, call us or contact Chambers & Aholt, LLC, online for a FREE consultation.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.