Georgia Premises Liability Attorneys Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions


June 24, 2016

All of us spend significant amounts of time each day on other people's or companies' property. Our workplace, supermarket, shops, malls, restaurants and bars are just a few places that you may venture to any given day. While most of the time our trips to work, stores, and other places open to the public are uneventful, at times accidents can occur. Slip and falls, animal attacks, acts of violence, and other serious dangers inflict harm on thousands of individuals annually. When injuries occur on the property of another person or company, the victims should have the right to recover for their accident-related losses from the negligent property owner.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta premises liability attorneys have assisted thousands of clients injured in slip, trip, and falls and related accidents occurring on the property of others. Our firm understands the devastating nature of these accidents and diligently strives to see that our clients obtain a full recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability Law in Georgia

What is premises liability?

Premises liability establishes legal guidelines for property owners regarding the duties they must observe to protect visitors and others who are on their property from dangerous conditions. The duty of owners or occupiers of land to invitees, or those invited to the land, is set out in O.C.G.A. 51-3-1. The law states that when an owner or occupier induces or leads others to come onto their property, by express or implied invitation, they are liable for injuries caused by their failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.

What should I do if I am injured on the land of another?

If you are injured on another person's property, you should first report the incident, if possible. Your reporting person will depend on where you were injured. Most stores will allow you to file an incident report. Look for someone in charge or a phone number to call to report the injury. Next, gather the contact information of any witnesses to the incident. Record or take notes of all that occurred and write down everything that happened. Use your smartphone or another device to photograph the scene and your injuries. Seek medical attention for your injuries and keep track of your expenses. Be sure to consult with a premises liability attorney as soon as possible to preserve important evidence.

What are the duties of a property owner?

A property owner's duties will depend upon the nature of their property and your status as a guest or invitee to the property. Some examples of duties a property owner may have include, among others:

• Repairing cracked steps or stairways
• Warning guests of inadequate lighting
• Providing security for guests that will be leaving late at night
• Ensuring balconies are up to code

These are just a few sample duties a property owner could have. If you have been injured on someone else's property, an attorney can help you to assess whether the property owner violated his or her duty of care, as well as what steps are necessary to protect your rights.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!

If you were injured on the property of another, contact the Atlanta Premises Liability Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm has assisted accident victims for over 30 years. We represent injured clients across Georgia, including all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.