If you have been seriously injured in an accident or as a crime victim in an apartment complex or multiple-family dwelling complex such as a mobile home park, you may be able to recover damages from the property owner or its management company. Georgia law requires that apartment owners and managers are to keep the premises reasonably safe and to correct dangerous conditions about which they knew or should have known.
As many Georgia residents know, drowning deaths may be purely accidental without liability. Some are due to negligence on the part of swimming facility owners ranging from public pools to rural swimming areas. Laws mandate that owners or operators of such facilities take care to ensure pool safety, and authorities are able to close noncomplying pools.
Georgia parents may be unaware that each year, about 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are injured seriously enough on playgrounds to warrant emergency medical center visits. It was estimated in 1995 that these injuries cost $1.2 billion.