Premises Liability Cases In Georgia

Recently, the Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP successfully represented an elderly woman who was injured while shopping in a large, nationwide department store. While walking towards a clothing display that caught her attention, she tripped and fell over an empty wooden shipping pallet which had been left in a main aisle. As a result of her fall, she sustained a serious back injury. When questioned under oath, the manager could not say how long the pallet had been there or even who placed it there. He conceded that the empty pallet was serving no purpose (having been emptied) and that it presented a potential danger to customers. He also conceded that warning cones should have been placed to warn customers of the potential danger.
Premises liability law compensates those whose injuries occurred on someone else’s property because the property owner negligently created or failed to correct an unsafe condition. Premises law or landlord liability law requires landowners to protect people who lawfully enter their land or property. In Georgia, one who owns or occupies property and by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premise for any lawful purpose, is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. Although a property owner is not an insurer of the customer’s safety, the owner/occupier is required to exercise ordinary care to protect the customers and others invited upon the property from unreasonable risks of harm of which the owner/occupier has superior knowledge.
Landowners can be liable when their negligence results in falls, slips, trips and other accidents. Property owners can be liable when a child is injured while using playground equipment or for injuries suffered by a customer when the property owner fails to provide adequate security or otherwise fix or warn of hazardous conditions on the property. We represent individuals who have been seriously injured on someone else’s property.

The Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP have experience with these claims and know how to force property owners to take responsibility for their dangerous property. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, contact the personal injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP to discuss your rights.

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