In Georgia, property owners and occupiers have a duty to keep their property, including buildings, land, and facilities in a safe condition. If a landowner or occupier fails to keep property in a safe condition and you are injured as a result, the property owner may be liable for all the damages caused by the failure to keep the premises safe. Damages include medical expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and potentially other damages.
Unsafe conditions on property and in buildings can cause serious permanent injury or death. The following are some of the unsafe conditions that may cause serious injury for which a landowner or occupier may be responsible:
- Wet surfaces or slick substances on floors that cause falls
- Inadequate security even though there is a history of crime on or near the property
- Broken locks, broken gates, or security systems that are not working that provide access to a criminal
- Defective structures such as decks, staircases, and ladders
- Various trip hazards such as potholes in parking lots or on side walks
- Inadequate lighting
- Building code violations
- Lack of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and other fire prevention measures
- Gas leaks
The injuries caused by hazards on properties include brain injuries and traumatic head injuries, broken bones, paralysis, disfigurement, amputations, and death. These cases are aggressively defended by insurers who will try to pay little or no money despite serious injuries and negligent conduct by the property owner or occupier.
If you or a loved one may have been injured due to the negligence of a land owner or occupier, please call The Parrish Law Firm at 404-891-0141 for a free consultation. There is never a fee unless there is a recovery.