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Are Apartment Owners Responsible for Unsafe Conditions?

Many apartment owners are better at collecting rent than they are in making needed repairs. If you are injured due to an unsafe property condition your landlord failed to correct, you may have the right to seek compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost time at work, and pain and suffering.

The commom law principle of res ipsa loquitur

Some Georgia residents who have been injured in an accident might be wondering what makes a personal injury lawsuit successful in a court setting. A showing of negligence is required and, to be proven, there are specific factors that must be present in order for the party who caused the injuries to be held responsible for them. Since evidence is often unclear and lacking in specificity, negligence in some situations can be proven under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, a Latin phrase meaning 'the thing speaks for itself."

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