Understanding Property Injuries And Premises Liability In Georgia

Premises liability is a law in the State of Georgia that allows individuals injured on another person's property to recover damages associated with their injury if the owner or occupier did not take steps necessary to keep the premises safe.

Property injuries can occur in many different places, including:

  • Amusement parks
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Gas stations
  • Hospitals and medical offices
  • Apartment complexes
  • Parking garages
  • Sporting venues

Many people often think of slip-and-fall cases when they think of premises liability. However, there are many different types of property injuries that can occur such as fires, escalator incidents and negligent security to name a few.

The Burden Of Proof

It might seem easy for an injured person to win and recover money for a slip-and-fall injury — but it is not.

In Georgia, the injured party (referred to as the plaintiff) has the burden to show that the property owner had knowledge of the hazard that caused the injury AND that the plaintiff lacked the knowledge of the hazard.

Hiring an experienced attorney, one who has handled many cases and recovered for others, can dramatically increase your chances of recovery.

An Experienced Legal Team On Your Side

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our legal team possesses a thorough understanding of premises liability law in the State of Georgia. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience negotiating and litigating cases throughout Atlanta and the state.

Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one was injured in a grocery store, hotel, restaurant parking lot or any other public arena, we will provide personal representation every step of the way.

Call 770-865-8654, 800-419-0860, [email protected] or on our website to schedule a free consultation today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.