The owners and managers of properties in Georgia have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for visitors. They are expected to take reasonable steps to avoid unsafe conditions, and they may be subject to civil sanctions when preventable injuries occur on the properties under their control. Examples of negligent behavior include lax maintenance practices and failing to address potentially dangerous situations in a timely manner.
You may be able to pursue civil remedies if you have been injured in an accident that may have been caused by the negligent actions of a property owner or manager. The types of injuries suffered in this kind of accident often require prolonged medical treatment and physical therapy, and a slip-and-fall lawsuit could seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and psychological trauma. You may also be able to pursue damages for lost income if your injuries have impacted your ability to work.
This kind of lawsuit may be brought if you have slipped on a floor or sidewalk because a spill was not properly cleaned up or warning signs were not placed. You may also seek civil damages if a property owner or manager allowed stairways or other parts of a property to become dangerous because needed repairs were not made or the lighting provided was inadequate.
At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to help you pursue compensation against a negligent owner. If you have suffered an injury while visiting a property, please visit our dangerous conditions page for more information on the possible legal remedies available.
Source: Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, “Atlanta Slip-And-Fall Injuries Lawyers“, October 09, 2014