Atlanta residents may have heard the tragic news story about an 11-year-old girl who was electrocuted at a central Florida vacation resort earlier this week. The girl was reportedly trying to remove a golf ball from a small pond on a mini-golf course when she was electrocuted. She was then taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
In Georgia, owners and managers of multi-tenant residential facilities like condominiums are responsible for maintaining safety on their properties. When residents or their guests are injured due to a crime or accident on the property, the owner or manager can often be held liable if negligence can be proven.
An outdoor music festival resulted in tragedy last summer, and a man who was allegedly paralyzed in the incident has now filed a premises liability lawsuit against the festival's organizers and an event planning company that may have contracted the event's security.
A frequent theme in this Atlanta Premises Liability Law Blog is the fact that under Georgia law, if a person is injured on another person's property, the property owner or manager may be held responsible for poor maintenance or negligence that contributed to the accident. Depending on the situation, the victim or the victim's family can bring a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager to request compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering among other things.
Many Atlanta residents think of their dogs as members of their families. Dogs are excellent companions, and many of them sure work hard to earn and keep their reputation as man's best friend. Nonetheless, sometimes dogs bite. Oftentimes, dog bites are minor, but sometimes they are traumatic and result in severe injuries. Dog owners need to be held accountable for their dog's actions in these situations, and Georgia state law often provides for that.