Premises liability law is an area of personal injury law that holds property owners accountable for maintaining safe conditions on their premises. This law is designed to protect people who are injured on someone else’s property due to negligence or unsafe conditions.

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In Georgia, property owners have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This includes ensuring that the property is free from hazards that could cause harm to visitors. If a property owner fails to meet this duty, and someone is injured as a result, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Common examples of premises liability cases in Georgia include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and injuries caused by defective or dangerous conditions on the property. In these cases, the injured party must prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property and that this negligence caused their injuries.

It’s important to note that Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which means that if the injured party is found to be partially at fault for their injuries, their compensation may be reduced by their percentage of fault. However, if the injured party is found to be more than 50% at fault, they may not be entitled to any compensation.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property in Georgia, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us at Powers and Beecher today to discuss your case.